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Walter and Louise Arensberg papers, 1912-1982, (bulk 1917-1982)

Creator:
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953
Subject:
Apollinaire, Guillaume
Duchamp, Marcel
Sheeler, Charles
Wood, Beatrice
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
558 items (on 2 microfilm reels).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Correspondence, 1917-1982, with Marcel Duchamp, 1917-1968 (some is in French), Beatrice Wood, 1952-1982 (some illustrated), Charles Sheeler, 1953-1955, and others. A few of the letters include photographs, poetry and printed material. Also included in the papers are a list of art in the Arensberg collection, 1951, compiled for a tax return; poetry and essays by the psychiatrist E. E. Southard; and notes and scripts for skits and pantomimes by Guillaume Apollinaire.
Citation:
Walter and Louise Arensberg papers, 1912-1982, (bulk 1917-1982). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 3570-3571 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender after microfilming, and subsequently donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arensberg Archives.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from: Archivist of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Box 7646, Philadelphia, Pa., 19101-7646. The Archivist will refer researchers to the Huntington Library as necessary.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Walter Arensberg was a writer and art collector.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Francis Bacon Library and Foundation, Claremont, Calif. Most, or perhaps all, of the microfilmed material was subsequently physically transferred from the Francis Bacon Foundation to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1996 and formally given to the Museum in 2001 by the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, which had received it as part of a larger gift from the Francis Bacon Foundation in 1995.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art patrons
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5962
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208807
AAA_collcode_arenwalt
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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