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Paul and Mary Wescher papers, 1920-1976, (bulk 1949-1976)

Creator:
Wescher, Paul Reinhold, 1896-1974
Wescher, Mary, 1902-1986
Subject:
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David),
Paalen, Wolfgang
Ray, Man
Stockent, Constance
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold
Woelffer, Dina
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.0 linear ft.
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:
Biographical data; family and personal correspondence, with letters from Julie and Man Ray, William Valentiner, Wolfgang Paalen, Dorothy Miller, and others; published and unpublished writings on art and poetry; printed material; photographs of the Weschers (two by Dina Woelffer), Benny Goodman, Man Ray, Valentiner, and others, including a photograph of Julie Ray by Man Ray, and a photo of Constance Stothart by Man Ray, 1950; sketches; collages; and miscellany [ca. 700 study photographs, negatives and reproductions of works of art, and 19 negatives of the Weschers have not been microfilmed].
Citation:
Paul and Mary Wescher papers, 1920-1976, (bulk 1949-1976). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2157-2158 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Paul Wescher (1896-1974) was an art historian and administrator in Santa Monica, Calif. He and his wife Mary collected pre-Columbian art and 20th century painting. Mary's first husband was Herbert Stothart, who won an Academy Award for the musical score for "The Wizard of Oz."
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Mary Wescher.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art historians
Photographs
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210909
AAA_collcode_wescpaul
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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