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Allen Townsend Terrell papers, 1908-1982

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Creator:
Terrell, Allen Townsend, 1897-1986
Subject:
Laessle, Albert
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.5 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of New York, Rome, and Paris painter Allen Townsend Terrell painter measure 4.5 linear feet and date from 1908-1982. Included are biographical materials; detailed letters from Terrell to his parents; fourteen diaries describing European travels; scattered financial records; three sketchbooks and miscellaneous sketches; printed material; and photographs of Terrell, his colleagues, his home and studios, artwork, and exhibition installations.
Biographical material includes a passport, membership cards for miscellaneous organizations, brief biographical accounts, and a guestbook containing signatures from several exhibition openings. There are almost daily letters written by Terrell to his parents describing his travels and education in the arts while in Europe. Scattered letters are from friends and colleagues, including one from Albert Laessle.
Fourteen diaries describe daily events in Terell's European travels. Scattered financial material includes banking records and miscellaneous receipts.
Three sketchbooks contain several block prints and miscellaneous sketches by Terrell. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Terrell and for others, as well as programs, and miscellaneous brochures. Photographs are of Terrell, and of his colleagues, studio, and artwork, in addition to albums containing photographs of his apartment, the Riverhead studio, commissioned projects, and exhibition installations.
Citation:
Allen Townsend Terrell papers, 1908-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Allen Townsend Terrell (1897-1986) was a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1976-1981 by Allen Townsend Terrell.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art
Artists' studios
Painters
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Travel
Travel diaries
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9236
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211431
AAA_collcode_terralle
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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