Walter and Louise Arensberg papers, 1912-1982, (bulk 1917-1982)
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954
Arensberg, Louise S. (Louise Stevenson), 1879-1953
Place of publication, production, or execution:
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.
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.
Walter and Louise Arensberg papers, 1912-1982, (bulk 1917-1982). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
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.
Walter Arensberg was a writer and art collector.
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.
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