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William Horace Littlefield papers, 1920-1969

Creator:
Littlefield, William Horace, 1902-1969
Subject:
Busa, Peter
Draper, Muriel
Grimaldi, Vincent
Hayter, Stanley William
Hofmann, Hans
Kirstein, Lincoln Edward
MacLeish, Archibald
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt)
Phillips, Duncan
Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)
Wheeler, Monroe
Club (New York, N.Y.)
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts (Provincetown, Mass.)
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, writings, works of art, scrapbooks, artists' and organization files, and inventories documenting William Littlefield's career and a painter, writer, and art collector.
Biographical material includes resumes and awards. Correspondence is with family, friends, gallaries, and others, including letters from Paris and other European cities written while studying abroad. Correspondents include Vincent Grimaldi, Stanley William Hayter, Monroe Wheeler, Paul Sachs, Mary Rockwell, Lincoln Kirstein, Duncan Phillips, Muriel Draper, A. Hyatt Mayor, Peter Busa, Archibald MacLeish, among others. Photographs are of Littlefield, his work, friends, and works of art by others. Writings include poetry, articles, essays, notes, a draft for "The Son," a ballet by Littlefield, 1934, and a transcript of a speech by Hans Hofmann given at the Riverside Museum, New York City, Feb. 16, 1941. Works of art include sketches by Littlefield and Stanley Hayter.
Scrapbooks and artists' files contain printed material, correspondence and photographs pertaining to Frank and Isabel Moser, and Mary Peixotto, Herman Heilborn and Alexis Arapoff and others. Organization files include the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, the New School for Social Research, and The Club, of which he was a member. Inventories include works of art by Littlfield and in his estate.
Citation:
William Horace Littlefield papers, 1920-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
William Horace Littlefield (1902-1969) was a painter, writer, and art collector in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 by Nancy Stiner, an antique dealer who bought the papers, in 1992, by Fred J. Stone who purchased the estate, in 2007 by Peggy Stone, Fred Stone's daughter, and in 2011 by Arthur Hughes, who purchased the additional material from Nancy Stiner.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Articles
Authors
Drafts (documents)
Essays
Notes
Painters
Painting, American
Painting, Modern
Photographs
Poems
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Transcripts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7086
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209219
AAA_collcode_littwill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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