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Collection Creator:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1906-1979
Scope and Contents note:
Found here is Andrew Dasburg's extensive correspondence which spans over seventy years, documenting both his personal and professional life. One third of the correspondence is between Dasburg and his first wife, Grace Mott Johnson. most of which was written during their marriage. These candid letters discuss daily activities, social events, travels, including Dasburg's time in Paris in 1910 and trip to Europe in 1914, news of mutual friends, artwork, and problems with their relationship. Also found is Dasburg's correspondence with his second wife, Nancy Lane around the time of their marriage in 1928, and correspondence with his third wife, Marina Wister Dasburg during the periods that she visited her family in Pennsylvania; most of these letters are written by Marina. Dasburg's correspondence with his son, Alfred, consists of brief letters sharing news of their travels, family, and personal matters. General correspondence primarily consists of Dasburg's correspondence with other family members, friends, colleagues, scholars, universities, and galleries. Where they exist, Dasburg's outgoing letters are interfiled with letters he received in a chronological arrangement. Dasburg was friends with many artists who, like him, were part of regional art colonies in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Woodstock, New York. He also maintained friendships with artists he met in Europe and other travels and at the Art Students' League. Correspondents includes Kenneth Adams, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Dorothy Brett, Alexander Brook, Lucienne Chinard Clemens, Howard Cook, Russell Cowles, Vida Hunt Francis, Lewis Garrison, Marsden Hartley, Norbert Heerman, Richard Hollander, Lila Wheelock Howard, Charles Kassler, Mary Aubrey Keating, Carl Eric Lindin, Ward Lockwood, Erle Loran, Hayes Lyon, Henry Lee McFee, John Gaw Meem, Loren Mozley, Dickson Reeder, Louis Ribak, Paul Rohland, Alfred Stieglitz, Earl Stroh, Carl Van Vechten, Alice Morgan Wright, and Stanton Macdonald-Wright, among many others. Dasburg also corresponded with many former students including Edwin Gamble, Willard Nash, Alice Naylor, and Earl Stroh. Also found are letters from writers John Howard Griffin, Witter Bynner and Miriam Hapgood De Witt as well as art critics and historians such as Robert M. Coates, Oliver Larkin, and Stanley Lothrop. Dasburg maintained extensive correspondence with close friend, art patron and Taos resident, Mabel Dodge Luhan. A small amount of correspondence with galleries, universities, museums, curators, and scholars concerns exhibitions, sales, or research. Additional topics found within his correspondence are American Indian rights in New Mexico and his medical treatment for Addison's disease. See Appendix A for a list of correspondents from Series 1.2.
Appendix A: Correspondents from Series 1.2: Andrew Dasburg Papers, General Correspondence:
Acker, Alice: 1972 Adams, Kenneth M.: 1934, 1937, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1958 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.: 1979 Aiello, Stan: 1973 Albuquerque Art Gallery: 1948 Allen, Arthur: 1948 Allen, Robert F.: 1974 American Artist -- : 1977, 1979 Apodaca, Jerry & Clara: 1976-1978 American Federation of Arts: 1946 Artists of the Rockies: 1975, 1976 Atkinson, Carla: 1929, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1941 Bakos, Teresa: 1936 Barker, William J.: 1935 Barnouw, A. J.: 1942 Beaudette, Barbara: 1973, 1974 Bell, Larry: 1978 Benjamin, Stanton: 1973 Bennett, Wells: 1953 Benton, Thomas Hart: 1937, 1939 Biddle, George & Constance: 1934-1936, 1938 Blumenschein, Ernest L.: 1951 Bonham, Valeria Langeloth: 1949 Bradenburgh, Beulah A.: 1944 Bradenburgh, Margaret Caspar: 1910, 1941-1949, 1951 Bradenburgh, Mathilda: 1940 Bradley, John H. (Jack): 1934, 1935, 1955 Breithut, Florence: 1952, 1953 Brett, Dorothy: 1934, 1953 Brinig, Myron: 1943 Brook, Alex: 1971, 1972, 1974 Browning, Hattie Louise: 1972 Burkhard, Paul: 1954 Bynner, Witter (Hal): 1934, 1939 Bywaters, Jerry: 1948 Carlin, E. J.: 1940 Carnegie Institute: 1928 Caspar, Angela: 1917 Catron, Fletcher A.: 1947 Chapellier Gallery: 1963 Clark, Henry P.: 1952 Clemens, Lucienne Chinard: 1941-1943, 1945, 1946, 1973, 1977 Coates, Robert M.: 1950 Cook, Howard: 1939, 1950, 1971-1978 Comeau, Martin F.: 1946 Cowles, Russell: 1934 Cramer, Florence Ballin: 1945 Creese, Walter L.: 1949 Crown, Keith: 1973 Cutting, Bronson: 1934 Dasburg, Mrs. Donald: 1962 Dasburg, Margaret (Mother): 1909, 1928-1930, 1934-1939, 1942-1948 Dasburg, Matilda: 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1952 Davenport, Florence: 1941 Davis, Herbert: 1935 Dedrick, Philip: 1953 De Loache, Ben: 1936, 1951 de Schulthess, Mimi: 1954, 1955, 1958 De Witt, Miriam Hapgood: 1972 Diamond, Martin: 1972, 1973 Dietrich, Margretta S.: 1947 Dorman, Teresa & Jo: 1928 Douglass, Ralph: 1953 Dozier, Otis: 1952 Dunne, Brian Boru: 1933 Eastman, Dan: 1928 Eckert, Josephine (Jo): 1941-1943, 1950 Ellis, Bob: 1971 Ellis, Erendira: 1976 Erickson, R. J.: 1953 Erwin, Dorothy Sanford: 1972, 1973, 1977 Etting, Emlen: 1936 Everingham, Mill: 1945 Fergusson, Erna: 1949 Ferren, John: 1931 First National Bank: 1954, 1958 Fisher, Alan: 1953, 1974 Francis, Vida Hunt: 1952, 1953, 1955 Gamble, Ed: 1950-1954, 1959, 1972, 1976, 1977 Gardner, Virginia: 1972-1978 Garrison, Lewis: 1948-1951, 1953 Goodwin, Mary: 1972 Graham, Donald S.: 1971-1976, 1978 Griffin, Mrs. H. S.: 1952-1954 Griffin, John H. (Howard): 1954 Guthrie-Smith, Emily: 1975 Hagerman, H.: 1929, 1933 Hall, Robert M.: 1944, 1945 Hamlin, Mary: 1953 Harper, Pauline: 1950, 1953 Harper, Larry: 1948, 1953 Hartley, Marsden: 1932 Hausner, Eric P.: 1951 Hayes, Marian: 1954 Heerman, Norbert: 1945, 1946 Hollander, Richard (Dick) & Gertrude: 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1972-1974, 1976, 1977 Howard, Lila Wheelock: 1910, 1911, 1914, 1932, 1939-1943, 1951, 1957-1967 Humphrey, Robert: 1972 Hurt, Bessie: 1975, 1977 Jackson, Jack T.: 1972 Johnson, Frances H.: 1919 Johnson, Helena McClure: 1954 Johnson, Van Cleve: 1914 Jones, Hester: 1949 Kassler, Charles: 1932, 1935, 1936, 1978 Kearns, John J.: 1928 Keating, Mary Aubrey: 1941, 1944, 1945, 1949 Kerr, Katherine: 1967 Keyes, Walter A.: 1919 King, Clinton: 1934 Kostka, Bob: 1973, 1977 La Farge, Oliver (Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial): 1933 Landreth, John: 1974 Larkin, Oliver W.: 1948 Lee, Freddie Dohle: 1914 Lerenby, Frieda: 1973-1976 Light, Gertrude: 1940, 1941 Lindin, Carl Eric: 1937 Linn, Ruth S.: 1973 Lockwood, Ward: 1934, 1937, 1946, 1950, 1952-1954 Loran, Erle: 1938, 1973, 1977 Lothrop, Stanley: 1942 Luhan, Mabel Dodge: 1924, 1928, 1935, 1937-1939, 1947, 1950-1952 Lyon, Hayes: 1936, 1938-1948, 1950, 1953, 1973-1978 M. O'Brien & Son: 1912 Macdonald-Wright, Stanton: 1944 Maclown, Eugene: 1934 Macomb, Edith H.: 1937, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949 Mangravite, Peppino: 1938, 1939 McCarty, Jacqueline Quinn: 1972, 1977 McFee, Henry Lee: 1913, 1937-1943, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1952 McKinney, Roland: 1944 Mechau, Frank: 1937, 1943 Meem, John Gaw: 1934, 1953 Merrick, Vaughn: 1946 Miller, Francis: 1947 Modrall, Constance C.: 1974 Mondragon, Joe E. & Lucila: 1937-1940 Montenegro, Enrique: 1948 Montgomery, Arthur: 1950-1952 Morton-Morris, Mattie Sevier: 1949 Mozley, Loren: 1971, 1974, 1976 Museum of New Mexico: 19491976 Nabut, Frances: 1943 Nadejena, Lydia: 1952 Nash, Willard: 1933, 1935 Naylor, Alice: 1941 Nebraska Art Association: 1976 New Mexico Association of Indian Affairs: 1947 Newton, George N.: 1977 Norman, Dorothy: 1949 Oakland Art Gallery: 1943, 1945, 1948 Park, Deborah: 1971, 1973, 1977-1979 Peters, Fritz: 1953 Pijoan, Michel: 1954 Pollock, Duncan: 1974 Posey, Samuel Felton: 1935 Post, Alan: 1952 Putnam, Phelps: 1935 Pyle, William Scott: 1935, 1937 Rayburn, Dorothy: 1976 Reed, Henry M.: 1972 Reeder, Dickson: 1954 Ribak, Louis: 1953, 1954 Rodakiewicz, Henwar: 1936 Rogoway, Marjorie: 1954, 1973 Rohland, Paul & Caroline: 1915, 1949 Ronnebeck, Arnold: 1934 Roswell Museum and Art Center: 1974 Rowntree, Leonard G.: 1938, 1940-1942, 1945, 1950, 1952-1954 Santa Fe Festival of the Arts: 1978-1979 Saunders, Sallie: 1953 Saylor, Jeannette: 1978 Schriever, George (The Anschutz Collection): 1973-1976 Schwalbe, Diana: 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977 Seres, Monique: 1970, 1973 Shearer, Ivy: 1950, 1952, 1953 Shearer, Augustus Hunt (Chuck) & Sally: 1957 Simonson, Lee: 1914 Simonson, Omar: 1914 Slusser, Jean Paul: 1947, 1948 Smith, Judson: 1952, 1953, 1956 Solomon, Hyde: 1972 Sternberg, Edward: 1943 Stieglitz, Alfred: 1931 Stokes, Mrs. Walter (Fanny): 1939-1944 Stroh, Earl: 1948-1950, 1952, 1954 Stuart, John: 1935 Swaine, Ruth: 1945 Swift, Florence Alston: 1928 Swingle, W. W.: 1938, 1940, 1947, 1948 Thompson, Shirley & Les: 1972, 1973 Thompson, Vallie: 1954 Trego, Charlotte: 1971-1978 Trentham, Eugene (Steve): 1940, 1941, 1945 Udell, Susan: 1978 University of Delaware: 1974 University of Kansas Museum of Art: 1973 University of New Mexico: 1958 Van Vechten, Carl: 1924, 1938 Waldrum, Harold, 1971 Walker, Maynard (Walker Galleries): 1941, 1942, 1947 Walker, Bob & Mariella: 1971-1975, 1977 Wardwell, Alice: 1951 Watkins, Franklin: 1938, 1939 Western Gallery of Fine Art: 1974 Western States Arts Foundation: 1978 White, Victor: 1939, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1974, 1977 Whitney Museum of American Art: 1946, 1951, 1963, 1977, 1978 Wiegand, Margarith: 1910 Wilson, Kathy: 1951 Wister, Frances A.: 1940 Wister, Owen: 1933-1936, 1938-1940, 1942, 1948-1952, 1955 Wister, Mrs. W. R.: 1937, 1940 Wolman, Cecil & Leo: 1947, 1949, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977 Woodstock Artists Association, Inc.: 1975, 1977 Woodstock Weekly -- : 1924 Wright, Alice Morgan: 1928, 1938 Wurlitzer, Helene: 1954 Yaple, Dixie Lee: 1948
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson 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.
Collection Citation:
Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dasbandr, Subseries 1.2
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Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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