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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 and his Wild West : a pictorial biography / Joseph G. Rosa and Robin May

Author:
Rosa, Joseph G  Search this
May, Robin  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Great Far East (Show) History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Pictorial works
Topic:
Pioneers--Biography--Pictorial works  Search this
Scouts (Reconnaissance)--Biography--Pictorial works  Search this
Entertainers--Biography--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C669 R7 1989
F594.B63R67 1989X
CT275.C669R7 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394417

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

The image of the American Indian, produced and directed by "Buffalo Bill" : exhibited at the Museum of Cultural History, February 18-April 12, 1981 / by Phyllis Rogers

Author:
Rogers, Phyllis 1949-  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles Museum of Cultural History  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
9 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Public opinion  Search this
Posters--Exhibitions  Search this
Public opinion--Exhibitions  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494986

Buckskins, bullets, and business : a history of Buffalo Bill's Wild West / Sarah J. Blackstone

Author:
Blackstone, Sarah J. 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company History  Search this
Physical description:
157 p., [11] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Entertainers  Search this
Call number:
GV1821.B8B57 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_303105

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming : Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Plains Indian Museum, Winchester Arms Museum

Author:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 Miscellanea  Search this
Buffalo Bill Historical Center  Search this
Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum  Search this
Buffalo Bill Historical Center Plains Indian Museum  Search this
Winchester Museum  Search this
Whitney Gallery of Western Art  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
In art
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C669 B9b
CT275.C669B9b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333164

The business of being Buffalo Bill : selected letters of William F. Cody, 1879-1917 / Sarah J. Blackstone

Author:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 Correspondence  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 124 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1988
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Call number:
F594.B623 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359512

Buffalo Bill and the Wild West / the Brooklyn Museum [and] Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, [and] Buffalo Bill Historical Center ; the exhibition sponsored by Philip Morris Incorporated and the Seven-Up Company

Author:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Carnegie Institute Museum of Art  Search this
Buffalo Bill Historical Center  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Call number:
F594.C68 B8X
F594.C68B8X
CT275.C669 B8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143442

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's wild west / Isabelle S. Sayers

Author:
Sayers, Isabelle S  Search this
Subject:
Oakley, Annie 1860-1926  Search this
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
89 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Shooters of firearms--Biography  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Wild west shows  Search this
Call number:
CT275.O115 S2 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144596

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

Buffalo Bill's wilder Westen : ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen für Kinder

Author:
Gall, Heike  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Juvenile literature
Specimens
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Wild west shows  Search this
Toy and movable books  Search this
Call number:
GV1821.B8 B843 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025091

Buffalo Bill, his life & legend / by O.J. Seiden ; Stan Zaminski [i.e. Zamonski], historical editor

Author:
Seiden, Othniel J  Search this
Zamonski, Stan  Search this
Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Physical description:
105 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1981
©1981
Topic:
Pioneers  Search this
Scouts (Reconnaissance)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031269

Buffalo Bill's Wild West : America's national entertainment, led by the famed scout and guide Buffalo Bill ... : [programme]

Author:
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917  Search this
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Company  Search this
Physical description:
31 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Miscellanea
Biography
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1987
1885
1987?]
1866-1895
1848-1950
Topic:
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Indians--Wars  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1037410

Buffalo Bill's wild west, American Indian beadwork and related material : March 18, 1988

Title:
American Indian beadwork and related material
Author:
Butterfield & Butterfield  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill 1846-1917 Miscellanea  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. unpaged : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Auction catalogs
Date:
1988
[1988?]
Topic:
Indian beadwork  Search this
Indians of North America--Clothing  Search this
Call number:
E98.A73 B84 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_952793

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