Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tape requires an appointment.
Correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, clippings, and a untranscribed interview documenting the Case's friendship with Beatrice Wood.
REEL 1854: 49 valentines and other greeting cards from Wood, illustrated with her drawings and collages; 3 caricature sketches by Wood of Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, David Siqueiros and Galka Scheyer as part of the Louise and Walter Arensberg "circle"; 61 photographs of Wood, her drawings and ceramics; and 4 clippings.
REEL 1646: Correspondence with Wood. Many of Wood's letters are illustrated. Three photographs of Wood are also included.
UNMICROFILMED: An untranscribed conversation between Rhea Case and Beatrice Wood, June 19, 1979. Wood mentions Henri Roche, Marcel Duchamp, Walter Arensberg, and others.
Jack and Rhea Case papers, 1917-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1646 and 1854 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
All except tape: Originals returned to Rhea Case after microfilming.
Friends of artist Beatrice Wood. Wood is a ceramist; Ojai, California.
Microfilmed material lent 1979-1980 by Rhea Case. Case donated the taped conversation in 1979.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001