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Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979

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Walter, Valerie Harrisse, 1892-1984  Search this
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Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into six series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-1979 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Writings, circa 1927 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1911-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1915-1963 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1971 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1915-1978 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of Valerie Harrisse Walter measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1979. The papers document her career as a sculptor through correspondence with colleagues and art institutions; an description of an experience with a gorilla for a sculpture piece, notes, and other writings; a resume, one watercolor painting, list of works and other professional activity files; scrapbooks of primarily photographs and clippings; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs and albums of Walter, her sculpture pieces, and subjects that posed for her pieces.
Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel D239 at 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.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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 microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D239. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
Valerie Harrisse Walter (1892-1984) was a scupltor in Baltimore, Maryland.
Language Note:
English , French , Italian .
Material on reel D239 lent for microfilming 1965 and portions subsequently donated 1983, along with unmicrofilmed material by Valerie H. Walter via Mrs. Henderson Braddick, niece of Walter.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Archives of American Art