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deCoux, Janet, 1904-1999  Search this
Fraser, Laura Gardin  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Moore, Bruce  Search this
Guild of Liturgy, Art and Design  Search this
Liturgical Arts Society  Search this
Sound recordings
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Physical Description:
3.92 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Glass plate negative housed separately and closed to researchers. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1895-1993 (Box 1; 13 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-2000 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet) Series 3: Interviews, 1978, 1990 (Box 2; 3 folders) Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1937-1996 (Box 2; 23 folders) Series 5: Artwork, 1928-1929 (Boxes 2, 6; 9 folders) Series 6: Project Files, 1942-1982 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 36 folders) Series 7: Printed Material, 1906-2000 (Box 3; 20 folders) Series 8: Photographs, 1926-1996 (Boxes 3-6, MGP 1; 1.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
The papers of sculptor Janet DeCoux date from 1895-2000 and measure 3.92 linear feet. The collection documents DeCoux's career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, audio cassette tapes of an autobiographical narrative, an interview transcript, miscellaneous notes and writings, sketchbooks and drawings, files for commissioned sculpture projects, printed material, photographs of DeCoux, family members, friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Janet deCoux papers, 1895-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel 4909 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Use Note:
The Janet deCoux 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.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Janet deCoux done by George Gurney, May 5, 1978.
Biography Note:
Janet deCoux was born on October 5, 1904 in Niles, Michigan, the youngest of the five children of Bertha Wright deCoux and Rev. Charles John deCoux, an Episcopal clergyman. The family moved to Grand Rapids in 1908 and four years later to a farm in Gibsonia, outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Janet deCoux papers were donated in 1992 by the artist and in two later installments in 2000-2001 by her longtime companion, Eliza Miller.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art