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Alphaeus P. Cole papers

Creator:
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Benjamin-Constant, 1845-1902  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933  Search this
Crane, Bruce, 1857-1937  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Ertz, Edward Frederick, 1862-1954  Search this
Higgins, Eugene, 1874-1958  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Rio, Anita, 1873?-1971  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Strode, Hudson, 1892-1976  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee), 1878-1954  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp, 1911-1996  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet ((on 12 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1885-1988
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; diaries; correspondence, financial material; notes; writings; art work; printed material; and photographs
REEL D30 (fr. 420, 521, 542): Three letters from Bruce Crane, 1930, mentioning his election to the Allied Artists of America, from Will Hicok Low, 1930, concerning Cole's election into an art organization, and from Chauncey Foster Ryder, 1921, saying "You may count on me."
REEL 420 (fr. 453-652): Letters written by Timothy Cole, 1885-1928, primarily to Alphaeus and to painter Edward Ertz of Sussex, England, discussing engraving, work for the CENTURY, World War I, and personal matters; a letter to Alphaeus from sculptor John Angel, 1946, discussing Alphaeus' portrait of him; a poem and notes for a speech by Timothy Cole; writings by Alphaeus describing his engraving techniques and his recollections of his father; printed material, including a program for a dinner honoring collector Alexander Wilson Drake, 1913, an address by Timothy to the National Arts Club, 1916, 11 exhibition catalogs for Timothy, 1927-1931, and for Alphaeus, 1922-1952, a catalog from the Grand Central School of Art, and a few clippings; and 2 photos of Alphaeus, ca. 1912 and 1970.
REEL 3481 (fr.467-700): 64 letters, 1910-1927, and 2 sonnets from his father Timothy Cole and a letter to his future daughter-in-law regarding her upcoming marriage to Alphaeus; a letter to Timothy Cole from Calvin Coolidge thanking him for an engraved bookplate; 12 letters to Cole, 1931-1964, from Maurice Bloch, Paul Bransom, A. B. Butts, Will H. Low, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Hudson Strode, R. P. Tolman, and Mahonri Young; a typescript of an article by Cole on Charles C. Curran; 2 photographs of Cole at work, and a photograph of 26 members of the National Academy of Design, ca. 1925, including 19 autographs on the mat; and miscellaneous printed material and writings.
REELS 4783-4791: Biographical accounts and documents; 70 diaries, 1889-1982, containing accounts of Cole's daily activities and 7 photographs; correspondence, 1891-1988, including letters from his father, Timothy Cole, and other family members, 2 notes from Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant, comments by Cole about his colleagues in 1901-1902, Solon Borglum, Joseph Pennell, Edward Steichen, and a Mr. Yeats, and a description of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1902; receipts for art expenses and doctor bills; 4 income tax returns, 1936-1980; an address book, ca. 1933; 6 notebooks on the German language, travels in Orvieto, religious symbols in art, and art history, 1889-1898;
writings by Cole and others, including poems to Eugene and Anita Higgins; prints and drawings by Cole, 1899-1958, including a self-portrait and a portrait drawing of Jean Paul Laurens; 2 prints by John W. Evans, 1935, and Keith Shaw Williams; 26 prints of religious paintings by Italian masters; printed material, including clippings, exhibition catalogs for others, reproductions of art work, material concerning Anita Rio, a postcard album, 1901-1934, and picture postcards, and miscellany; and photographs of Cole, Anita Rio, family, friends, models, residence, travels, art work by Cole and others, and gallery installations.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter; New York, N.Y. Born in New Jersey, Cole was the son of wood engraver Timothy Cole. After studying under Isaac Craig in Italy, he began studies at the Academie Julian in 1892, under Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant. His painting of Dante was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1900. He moved to England and married sculptress Margaret Ward Walmsley in 1903. They moved to the United States in 1911, where Cole joined the Salmagundi Club, 1918, and served as president of the New York Water Color Club from 1931 to 1941. He taught at Cooper Union, 1924-1931, and was elected a National Academician in 1941. A widower in 1962, Cole married Anita Rio, the widow of painter Eugene Higgins.
Provenance:
Material on reel D30 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of the Archives of American Art. Material on reels 420, 3481, and 4783-4791 donated 1965-1989 by Alphaeus Cole, in part through his nephew Orlando, and by his estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.colealph
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw994f82a50-b5be-4b80-97c1-2a0ad5336a9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colealph

Buffalo Bill on the silver screen : the films of William F. Cody / Sandra K. Sagala

Author:
Sagala, Sandra K  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 In motion pictures  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Actors  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Documentary films--History and criticism  Search this
Motion picture industry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089889

Buffalo Bill, last of the great scouts / as told by his sister, Helen Cody Wetmore

Author:
Wetmore, Helen Cody)  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
1994
1994, ©1899
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C669 D9 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465383

Indians : a play / by Arthur Kopit

Author:
Kopit, Arthur L  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 94 p. : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Drama
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Scouting (Reconnaissance)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785783

"Enemies in '76, friends in '85" : Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill / [by] Louis Pfaller

Author:
Pfaller, Louis  Search this
Subject:
Sitting Bull 1831-1890  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
p. 16-31 : ill., facsims., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
E99.D1 P43 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662480

The lives and legends of Buffalo Bill

Author:
Russell, Don 1899-1986  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
514 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Call number:
F594.C6867X 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306782

Seventy years on the frontier : Alexander Majors' memoirs of a lifetime on the border / with a preface by "Buffalo Bill" (W.F. Cody) ; edited by Prentiss Ingraham

Author:
Majors, Alexander 1814-1900  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
325 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1965
1893
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Call number:
F591.M23 1965X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308195

An autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) / [W. F. Cody] ; illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

Author:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Wyeth, N. C (Newell Convers) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
328 p., 4 leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1969
1969, c1920
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Call number:
F594 .B59 1969
F594.B59 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308639

A new center of Western Americana

Author:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill Historical Center  Search this
Physical description:
29 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 x 33 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1961
C1961
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C669 B9
CT275.C669B9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194389

Last of the great scouts; the life story of Col. William F. Cody, "Buffalo Bill," as told by his sister

Author:
Wetmore, Helen Cody  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xvi 296 p. illus., ports. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
1965
1899
[l965?]
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F594.C67 W5 1965
F594.C67W5 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85496

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