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Genealogical notes and records, undated and 1892; résumés; a marriage certificate, 1944; school records; family and business correspondence; miscellaneous notes; a card file containing information on the sale of artwork, 1943-1977, and three notebooks, "Exhibits and Awards," 1947-1956, "Exhibitions of Work - De Young," 1946-1966, and "Lists of Opera Recordings," 1953-1958.
Also includes legal papers concerning Du Casse's injuries in a 1959 accident; hospital records; lists of artworks; consignment records; travel records; miscellaneous financial material; seven sketches; writings by Du Casse, including a script for his play "Route Order," 1942, and a typescript of "West Coast School of Painting Since 1946," 1964; a typescript "Ralph Du Casse Exhibition" by Louise Ballard, 1955; a typescript "The Bold New World of Ralph Soule Du Casse" by Annette Kazuko Kaide, 1967; a scrapbook compiled by Du Casse's father, Ralph R. Du Casse, 1926-1960; and a disassembled acrapbook compiled by Du Casse containing letters, school records, four sketches, clippings, announcements, and photographs, 1909-1967.
Clippings; press releases; exhibition announcements and catalogs for Du Casse, 1947-1977, and for others, 1955-1973; brochures and pamphlets; programs and other printed material; and photographs of Du Casse, his family, friends, and works of art, undated and 1904-1972.
Ralph Soule Du Casse papers, 1892-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 4023-4025 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter (San Francisco, Calif.)
Donated 1979 by Ralph Soule Du Casse.
Lives of American Artists
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