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Thomas Bull papers, 1933-1962

Creator:
Bull, Thomas, 1866-1962
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
REEL N70-10 (Ca. 150 items): Correspondence, notes on room decor, sketches, bills, and obituary notices, 1933-1962. Includes photos of his studio, of the interior of Schrafft's at 181 Broadway, N.Y.C., of the Carl Hoening house in Hoboken, of wall paintings, and of Bull and his family. Correspondents include family members, contractors, and clients William E. Schrafft and Pakistani Ambassador M. A. H. Ispaphani.
UNMICROFILMED (ca. 0.6 ft.): Photographs, including some of Bull; drawings and paintings by an unidentified artist; an article about Bull; and a shell plaque.
Citation:
Thomas Bull papers, 1933-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel N70-10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Interior designer. Born in Norway, Bull came to New York City and executed designs for McKim, Mead, and White and other architects for the city's great mansions.
Provenance:
Donated 1969 by Arlene Taylor, a protegé of Bull in her youth and his caretaker in his old age.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawings
Interior decoration
Interior decorators
Photographs
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6854
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208981
AAA_collcode_bullthom
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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