Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Jerry Bywaters papers, [ca. 1900-1979]

Creator:
Bywaters, Jerry, 1906-1989
Subject:
Albright, Ivan
Barr, Alfred H.
Bellows, Emma Louise Story
Benton, Thomas Hart
Canaday, John Edwin
Cisneros, José
Cullinan, Nina J.
D'Harnoncourt, Rene
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank)
Goodrich, Lloyd
Hertzog, Carl
Hurd, Peter
Kimball, Fiske
Lea, Tom
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt)
Nicholson, Ben
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Staub, John F.
Wyeth, Andrew
Zorach, William
Dallas Art Association
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on 6 microfilm reels)
Unmicrofilmed: 3 photographic prints ; b&w, 8 x 10 in and smaller.
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:
Personal papers, mainly correspondence, as well as files on Texas art and artists compiled by Bywaters.
REELS 1512-1513: Correspondence, ca. 1950-1979, with artists, museum personnel, writers, and others; biographical data; a 20 p. transcript of an interview of Bywaters by Marla Redelsperger, October 3, 1975; a 2 part "Autobiographical Sketch With Slides of Works" delivered June 18, 1975, in Dallas; a monograph by Bywaters, ART MUSEUMS: REPOSITORIES OR CREATIVE CENTERS; exhibition catalogs of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; printed material about Bywaters; a personal photograph and photos of his works. Among the correspondents are Ivan Le Lorraine Albright, Alfred Barr, Mrs. George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, John Canaday, Jose Cisneros, René d'Harnacourt, J. Frank Dobie, Lloyd Goodrich, Carl Hertzog, Peter Hurd, Fiske Kimball, Tom Lea, A. Hyatt Mayor, Ben Nicholson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and William Zorach.
REELS 1648-1649: Files on 55 Texas artists, containing biographical material, photographs, and catalogs. The files were the result of Bywaters' solicitation of information as director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and as a field worker for the Archives of American Art's Texas Documentation Pilot Project. Artists include: Jose Arpa, Henri Bert Bartscht, Keveau Bassett, John Biggers, Son Bradley, Milesio Casas, Cecil Long Casebier, Pat Colville, Ben L. Culwell, George Dahl, Otis Dozier, Edward G. Eisenlohr, Philip Hohn Evett, Xavier Gonzales, Wilfred Higgons, Dorothy Hood, DeForrest Judd, Chapman Kelly, Edmund D. Kinzinger, Tom Lea, Amy Freeman Lee, William Lester, Jim Love, Keith McIntyre, David McManaway, Octavio Medellin, Perry Nichols, Eleanor Onderdonk, Julian Onderdonk, Robert J. Onderdonk, Robert Preusser, Stephen T. Rascoe, Frank Reaugh, William Reily, Herbert Rogalla, E. M. Schiwetz, Lawrence Scholder, Vera Simons, Everett Spruce, Tom Stell, Robert Tiemann, Allie Tennant, Chester Toney, Olin H. Travis, Charles Unlauf, Wilbert Verhelst, Donald Vogel, Donald Weismann, Ralph White, Charles T. Williams, Bill Wiman, Dan Wingren, and Roger Winter.
REELS 3752-3753: Transcripts of oral history interviews with art patron Nina Cullinan (17 p.; reel 3752), and architect John F. Staub (31 p.; reel 3753), both conducted by Susan Bodin October 23, 1975. [Original cassette tapes are with the collection: Cullinan (1); Staub (2).
UNMICROFILMED: Three photographs relating to Bywaters' book Seventy-Five Years of Art in Dallas," 1978. One taken by Rogers, ca. 1918, is annotated "early art patron, Dallas," is of a woman inspecting possible purchases. Two taken by C.E. Arnold show the Dallas Fine Arts Building (destroyed in 1957) exterior, and an interior view, 1920, showing the Dallas Art Association permanent collection.
Citation:
Jerry Bywaters papers, [ca. 1900-1979]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1512-1513, 1648-1649 and 3752-3753 available for use at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Correspondence, reel 1512: Originals returned to Jerry Bywaters after microfilming. Some letters were subsequently filed in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Registrarial painting files; others are in Southern Methodist University Archives.
Biography Note:
Painter, art historian, and museum director; Dallas, Texas. Director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Born 1906. Died 1989.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Jerry Bywaters except for the correspondence on reel 1512, which he lent for microfilming. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Three photographs were inadvertently not microfilmed.
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architects
Art museums
Art patrons
Artists
Interviews
Museum directors
Painters
Painting, American
Photographs
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5444
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211288
AAA_collcode_bywajerr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Photographs
  • Architects
  • Art
  • Art muesums
  • Artists
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Painters
  • Painting
  • Sound recordings
  • Architects
  • Art
  • Art muesums
  • Artists
  • Interviews
  • Museums
  • Painters
  • Painting
  • Sound recordings
  • Albright, Ivan
  • Barr, Alfred H.
  • Bellows, Emma Louise Story
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Bywaters, Jerry
  • Canaday, John Edwin
  • Cisneros, José
  • Cullinan, Nina J.
  • D'Harnoncourt, Rene
  • Dallas Art Association
  • Albright, Ivan
  • Barr, Alfred H.
  • Bellows, Emma Louise Story
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Bywaters, Jerry
  • Canaday, John Edwin
  • Cisneros, José
  • Cullinan, Nina J.
  • D'Harnoncourt, Rene
  • Dallas Art Association
  • Americans
  • Archives of American Art