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.
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.
José de Creeft papers, 1871-2004, bulk 1910-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
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.
José de Creeft (1908-1982) was a Spanish-born sculptor active in New York City, New York.
Collection is in English and Spanish.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001