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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977

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Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951
Appel, Marianne, 1913-1988
Subject:
Henson, Jim
Works Progress Administration
Albright Art School (Buffalo, N.Y.)
Federal Works Agency
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.4 linear feet
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 Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1910-2006, with the bulk of materials dating from 1928-1977. Correspondence, writings, drawings, printed material, miscellaneous items and photographs document Mecklem as an artist, Works Progress Administration (WPA) muralist and art instructor and Appel as an artist, puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. A significant portion of Appel's papers consist of drafts of two illustrated children's books, "The Story of Juliet" (1945) and "Perlydew" (after 1953).
Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Austin Merril Mecklem (1894-1951) was a WPA muralist and art instructor in Woodstock, N.Y. 1894-1951. Mecklem was married to painter, illustrator and puppet maker Marianne Greer Appel (1913-1988).
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Sarah Greer Mecklem and Merrill Mecklem Piera, Austin Mecklem's and Marianne Appel's daughters.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art teachers
Watercolors
Muralists
Drawings
Illustrated books, Children's
Photographs
Manuscripts
Artists' studios
Sketches
Authors
Illustrators
Sketchbooks
Puppeteers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)293423
AAA_collcode_meckaust
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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