The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Diaries, correspondence, sketchbooks, drawings, photographs, printed material, and scrapbooks. REELS N68-52 - N68-56: Diary entries and sketchbooks, 1934-1968; biographical material; photographs of Wilke, his family, studio, exhibitions, and paintings and bronzes; drawings; exhibition catalogs, 1953-1968; clippings, 1942-1963; a scrapbook, 1942-1959; correspondence with family, galleries, museums, universities, and artists, including Max Beckmann (1954), Eugene Berman (1961-1967), Julius Bissier (1962-1968), Maurice Bonnefoy (1955-1958), Phillip Evergood 1944-1958), Lyonel and Julia Feininger (1940-1962), George Grosz (1938-1956), Carl Holty (1957-1964), Alfred Jensen (1953), Robert Motherwell (1957-1961), Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Tobey (ca. 1960); and scattered business records. REELS 1359-1363: Correspondence; photographs of Wilke, his studio, art work, and family; 6 diaries, 1968-1976; lists of his drawings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, press releases, and clippings; scrapbooks; 2 Christmas card designs; files on Wilke's art collection, exhibitions, and on his father, Rudolf Wilke.
Ulfert Wilke papers, 1934-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels N68-52 - N68-56 and 1359-1363 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Ulfert Wilke, after microfilming.
Painter, art administrator, art collector; Solon, Iowa. Born Bad Tolz, Germany. Director, Department of Art, Kalamazoo College And Institute of Arts, 1940-1942; Director, University of Iowa Museum of Art.
Lent for microfilming by Ulfert Wilke, 1968 and 1977.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001