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Berryman family papers

Creator:
Berryman family (Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Society of Washington Artists (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949  Search this
Berryman, Florence Seville, 1900-1992  Search this
Berryman, James Thomas, 1902-1971  Search this
Berryman, Kate  Search this
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925  Search this
Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966  Search this
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933  Search this
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948  Search this
Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962  Search this
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926  Search this
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967  Search this
Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954  Search this
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964  Search this
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972  Search this
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924  Search this
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975  Search this
Reynolds, Joseph G., 1886-1972  Search this
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930  Search this
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924  Search this
Extent:
11.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Date:
1829-1984
bulk 1882-1961
Summary:
The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and to a lesser extent, son Jim Berryman.
Scope and Content Note:
The Berryman family papers measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1829 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1882 to 1961. The collection presents a good overview of the careers of Washington Star cartoonist Clifford Berryman, his daughter, Star art critic, Florence, and his son, Jim Berryman, though the latter's career is not as well represented. The papers also contain material relating to Kate Berryman, including a scrapbook and diaries.

The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, business records, notes and writings, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and artwork by Clifford and Jim Berryman and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series according to individual family members; each series is arranged into subseries and material within each subseries is arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Clifford and Kate Berryman papers, 1829-1963, undated (boxes 1-7, 11-12, OVs 14-15, 7.9 linear ft.)

Series 2: Florence Berryman Papers, 1902-1984, undated (boxes 8-10, 13, 2.3 linear ft.)

Series 3: Jim Berryman Papers, 1919-1964, undated (boxes 10, 13, 1.1 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
The patriarch of the Berryman family, Clifford Kennedy Berryman, was born in Versailles, Kentucky, in 1869. His first job was in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. He became a cartoonist for the Washington Post in 1891. From 1907, until his death in 1949, Clifford Berryman was political cartoonist for the Washington Star, earning a reputation as the "Dean of American Cartoonist," and winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944. His cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt, "Drawing the Line in Mississippi," 1902, began the American Teddy Bear craze, and created Berryman's cartoon trademark. He was also the first cartoonist to become president of the Gridiron Club. His wife, Kate, was an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Their daughter, Florence Berryman, 1900-1992, abandoned her study of music because of a loss of hearing and turned her attention to art. In the 1920s, she became a free-lance local art critic, writing articles for newspapers. She later assisted Leila Mechlin, as an art critic for the Washington Star. In 1946, Florence Berryman succeeded Mechlin and worked for the Star until her retirement in 1961. She also served as editor for the American Federation of Arts until 1944.

Clifford and Kate Berryman's son, James Thomas Berryman, 1902-1976, attended George Washington University and the Corcoran School of Art. He worked as a reporter for the New Mexico State Tribune, until his return, in 1923, to Washington, D.C. because of his mother's illness. He worked at the Washington Star, as an editorial artist and illustrator, until 1933, when he became a sports cartoonist. When his father suffered a storke in 1935, Jim intermittently drew political cartoons for the STAR. Jim Berryman also won a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartoons.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel D111) including a scrapbook of memorabilia, 1905-1945, collected by Kate Berryman regarding her husband. The scrap book includes letters from Bernard Baruch, William Jennings Bryan, Harry Flood Byrd, Jay Darling, John Nance Garner, Herbert Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge, Harry Truman, and Woodrow Wilson; clippings; cartoons; printed material; and photographs of Clifford, family members, William Jennings Bryan, John Nance Garner, Brenda Putnam, and William Howard Taft. Though some items in the scrapbook were subsequently donated, lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Portions of the Berryman family papers were donated in 1965 by Florence Berryman, and in 1992 by her estate. The latter donation included portions of a scrapbook of memorabilia which had previously been lent for filming (reel D111) by Florence Berryman in 1962. The whearabouts of the other items in the scrapbook which were donated is unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Berryman family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Politicians -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cartoonists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art critics -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art criticism -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Women art critics -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Politicians -- Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Political cartoons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Cartooning -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.berrfami
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Berryman family papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berrfami

Sundial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Sundial
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet South Carolina 29576
Date:
Copyrighted in 1931
Topic:
Figure male--Child--Nude  Search this
Animal--Goat  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009954
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21635

Flight, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Founder:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Medium:
Cast bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1972.167.2
Date:
1941
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Flight  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581571
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_291141

Carefree Days, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Forest Lawn Museum 1712 S. Glendale Avenue Glendale California 91205
Date:
Ca. 1932
Topic:
Figure male--Child--Nude  Search this
Figure male--Child--Full length  Search this
Object--Toy--Hoop  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02580039
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_297920

Porter Monument, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Runstedy (possibly by)  Search this
Founder:
Buti, Enrico  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Allegheny Cemetery 4734 Butler Street Section 8 1/2 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15201
Date:
Original 1897 (?). Cast after 1910
Topic:
Religion--Angel  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Homage--Porter, Henry Kirke  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA000265
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_321176

(Timmy), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Sundial
Sculptures-Logo
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Timrod Library Central Avenue Summerville South Carolina 29483
Date:
1926
Topic:
Religion--Angel  Search this
Control number:
IAS SC000222
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326485

Fortitude, Kindliness, Vision, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: limestone; Base: marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Spring Hill Cemetery Lynchburg Virginia 24501
Date:
1943
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Charity  Search this
Allegory--Time--Future  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Fortitude  Search this
Animal--Bird--Dove  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Control number:
IAS VA000478
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_335935

Simon Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Rock Creek Cemetery Rock Creek Church Road, N.W Section D, Lot 545 Washington District of Columbia 20011
Topic:
Homage--Simon, Anne  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Control number:
IAS 78250060
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_377969

Figure of Puck over Fountain and Pool, (sculpture)

Title:
Puck Fountain, Folger Shakespeare Library, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Architect:
Cret, Paul Philippe 1876-1945  Search this
Carver:
Baillie, Robert Alexander 1880-1961  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: white marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, S.E Washington District of Columbia 20003
Date:
1932. Dedicated 1932. Relocated 2001
Topic:
Literature--Character--Puck  Search this
Literature--Shakespeare--Midsummer Night's Dream  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75002773
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_5124

Sea Horse Sundial [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--Angel  Search this
Animal--Fish--Sea Horse  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040022
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40023

Model for Susan B. Anthony [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Title:
Model for Hall of Fame for Great Americans: Susan B. Anthony, [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)
Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Subject:
Anthony, Susan B  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Study--Model  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040023
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40024

White Mouse [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Mouse  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040024
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40025

Joseph and Mary at Bethlehem [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Joseph  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Mary  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040025
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40026

Anatomy, Man [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040026
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40027

Anatomy, Man [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040027
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40028

Athlete [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Photographer:
Juley, Paul 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Occupation--Sport--Athlete  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040028
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40029

Model for the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors Medal (obverse and reverse) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Art  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Painting  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Sculpture  Search this
Study--Model  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040029
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40030

Communion [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Ceremony--Religion--Communion  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Bird--Chicken  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040030
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40031

Communion [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Ceremony--Religion--Communion  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Bird--Chicken  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040031
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40032

Paper Knife [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Putnam, Brenda 1890-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure--Child--Nude  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0040032
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_40033

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