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Creator:
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
De Creeft, José, 1884-1982  Search this
Subject:
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Lawrence, Gertrude  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Escuder, Joseph  Search this
Gómez Gil, Alfredo  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
De Creeft, William  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Nivola, Costantino  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Gross, Chaim  Search this
Campos, Jules  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.)  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Diaries
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
28.1 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1914-1979 (Boxes 1, 27; 0.9 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1910s-1980s (Boxes 1-6; 4.2 linear feet) Series 3: Diaries, 1926-1981 (Boxes 6-11; 5.4 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, 1871-1977 (Boxes 11-13, 28; 2.5 linear feet) Series 5: Subject Files, 1924-1980 (Boxes 13-16, 27; 2.4 linear feet) Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1909-1980s (Boxes 16-17, 27; 1.0 linear feet) Series 7: Printed Material, 1921-1980s (Boxes 17-21, 27, 33; 4.7 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1900-2004 (Boxes 21-25, 29, 31; 5.1 linear feet) Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1929-1982 (Box 26, 30, 32; 1.8 linear feet) Series 10: Artwork, 1920s-1930s (Box 26; 2 folders)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of Spanish-born sculptor and educator José de Creeft measure 28.1 linear feet and date from 1871 to 2004 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, fifty diaries, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed materials, twenty-seven photo albums and other photographs, scrapbooks, and scattered sketches.
Citation:
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and materials lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels D150 and 375-378 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an interview of José De Creeft conducted October 1-8, 1968 by Forrest Selvig and the papers of de Creeft's wife Lorrie Goulet. The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels D150 and 375-378). While most of the items were included in subsequent gifts, material not donated to the Archives remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York.
Language Note:
Collection is in English and Spanish.
Provenance:
The José de Creeft papers were first lent for microfilming by the artist in 1963 and 1972. Lorrie Goulet, José de Creeft's widow, donated most of this material along with additional items in 1985 and 2009.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7406
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209563
AAA_collcode_decrjose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209563