Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Online Media

Catalog Data

Creator:
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964  Search this
Names:
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bittinger, Charles, 1879-1970  Search this
Chadwick, Helen  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962  Search this
Maynard, Margaret Field  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Morse, Beryl  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955  Search this
Wiles, Gladys Lee  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1895-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketches, scrapbook, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
Correspondence, undated and 1906-1979, is mainly letters from Maynard to his parents; also includes letters from Charles Bittinger, Alphaeus P. Cole, Olive Rush, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, and Irving R. Wiles.
Notes and writings, are by Maynard and by his daughter, Sylvia. Business records, 1902-1937, include leases, receipts, miscellaneous financial records, and material relating to his patents.
There are fifty-six sketches, undated and 1902-1915, including a floorplan of Maynard's studio in 1902; a scrapbook, 1895-1898, containing clippings, letters, and 2 sketches, mainly relating to the HARVARD LAMPOON; clippings, 1898-1976; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1905-1917, miscellaneous printed material, undated and 1898-1901; biographical material, undated and 1938; 7 diaries kept by Maynard, 1888-1899 and 1960; and one, 1897, by Margaret Field Maynard.
Photographs, undated and 1914-1979, are of Maynard, of a trip to Tucson, 1914, of a play entitled "Puppets of Fate", showing F. Luis Mora, Charles C. Curran, Charles Coburn, Kenneth MacKenna (aka Leo Mielziner), and Mr. Hubbell in costume. Also included are photographs of Beryl Morse, Gladys Lee Wiles, Helen Chadwick, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Alphaeus P. Cole in 1979, and a model demonstrating Maynard's invention: a chair which rolls on tracks perpendicular to the easel to facilitate the artist's movement while painting.
ADDITION: Correspondence between Maynard and his father, Isaac N. Maynard, 1931-1933; letters to Maynard and others from his wife Lorraine, 1933; and a few letters to Richard and Lorraine Maynard from their twelve-year-old daughter, Sylvia, 1933 [All letters from Richard and Lorraine Maynard are carbon copies.] Also included are letters to the Richard and Lorraine Maynard from Bessie Potter Vonnoh, writings by Lorraine Maynard, undated, and photographs of Lorraine and Sylvia Maynard, and of Vonnoh, c. 1923.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, writer, and inventor. Maynard was a resident and Treasurer of the Tenth Street Studio Building, N.Y.C.
Provenance:
Donated by Sylvia Maynard, daughter of Richard Field Maynard, 1981. An additional 0.2 ft. was received from Maynard via Julie Aronson, who had used the papers in her research on Bessie Potter Vonnoh.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Inventors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.maynrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maynrich