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William and Leza McVey papers, 1932-1974

Creator:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995
McVey, Leza S. (Leza Sullivan), 1907-1984
Subject:
Canaday, John Edwin
Gonzales, Boyer
Gross, Chaim
Sepeshy, Zoltan L. (Zoltan Leslie)
West, Clifford B.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
22.8 linear feet (microfilmed on 22 reels)
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:
Papers regarding sculptor William McVey and to a lesser extent his wife, ceramist and weaver, Leza McVey.
REELS 869-870: Files on 26 commissions executed between 1938 and 1973; 2 scrapbooks; printed articles by McVey; sketches and drawings; clippings; and photographs. Correspondents include Chaim Gross, Zoltan Sepeshy, Boyer Gonzales, Clifford West, John Canaday, and others.
REELS 5439-5460: Correspondence, writings, art work by the McVey's and others, photographs, and printed material.
Citation:
William and Leza McVey papers, 1932-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 869-870 and reels 5439-5460 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 869-870: Originals at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Biography Note:
William McVey: Sculptor, educator; Cleveland, Ohio; Leza McVey: Ceramist, weaver, Cleveland, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels 869-870 lent for microfilming by William McVey. He subsequently donated the originals to Rice University in Houston, Texas. Material on reels 5439-5460 was donated in 1998 by the McVey estate via executor Seth C. Taft.
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ceramicists
Sculptors
Sculpture, American
Sculpture, Modern
Weavers
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7970
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210138
AAA_collcode_mcvewill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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