The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters to Osborne and Simmons from friends, gallery owners, and colleagues, among others, including some about their use of synthetic resin paints; 83 photographs; 70 clippings, catalogs, essays and other printed materials. Correspondents include H. Daniel Webster, F. Valentine Dudensing, Walter M. Grant, Robert Henri, and Onya LaTour. Also included is one letter from Thomas Hart Benton to Mrs. Brett Osborne, daughter in law of Lue and Cordray. She had inherited their paintings and asked Benton's advice what to do with them.
Lue Osborne and Cordray Simmons papers, 1905-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1126 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Signature Galleries, after microfilming.
Painter; New York City; b. 1889, Belleville, Ill.; d. 1968 Osborne's husband, Cordray Simmons, is also a painter; discovered with her husband "vinyl lite," a new kind of acrylic paint
Lent for microfilming 1976 by Signature Galleries.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001