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Winifred Lubell papers, 1933-2003

Creator:
Lubell, Winifred Milius, 1914-2012  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246839
AAA_collcode_lubewini
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246839
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Madeleine L'Engle

Interviewee:
L'Engle, Madeleine  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
L'Engle, Lucy, 1889-1978  Search this
L'Engle, William, 1884-1957  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1987 Sept. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Madeleine L'Engle conducted 1987 Sept. 2, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
L'Engle recalls the art scene in a Provincetown and Truro, Mass. from the 1920s-1970s; her parents as artists; and many other artists who lived and worked on Cape Cod.
Biographical / Historical:
Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) was an author and illustrator from Truro, Mass. She was the daughter of painters William and Lucy L'Engle.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 47 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Truro  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lengle87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw994615248-ed1b-4386-8b4d-0fd7d0252641
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lengle87
Online Media:

Judith Weinshall Liberman papers

Creator:
Liberman, Judith Weinshall  Search this
Extent:
8.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1940-2003
Summary:
The papers of artist Judith Weinshall Liberman measure 8.6 linear feet and date from circa 1940-2003. The papers consist of biographical material regarding Liberman's family and art history; images, ephemera, and correspondence related to Liberman's artwork, exhibitions, and creative process, especially related to her Holocaust Wall Hangings series; sound and video recordings of interviews, lectures, pannel discussions, and show openings; papers related to her career as a writer; and some papers related to her academic career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Judith Weinshall Liberman measure 8.6 linear feet and date from circa 1940-2003. The papers consist of biographical material regarding Liberman's family and art history; images, ephemera, and correspondence related to Liberman's artwork, exhibitions, and creative process, especially related to her Holocaust Wall Hangings series; sound and video recordings of interviews, lectures, panel discussions, and show openings; papers related to her career as a writer; and some papers related to her academic career.

The bulk of the collection was in labeled binders upon donation; the contents of these binders were kept intact. The binders were created by Judith Liberman circa 2003, and each consists of introductions to the material as well as a rough table of contents. The binders cover a variety of topics including biographical and geneological histories; records of Liberman's donated material; papers related to Liberman's major series of works and exhibitions; and photographs and slides of Liberman's work. This collection also includes videocassette and audiocassette tapes containing lectures, interviews, pannel discusions, and show openings.

In addition to Liberman's career as an artist, material related to Liberman's education as a lawyer as well as her life-long interest in writing fiction and non-fiction is found in this collection. Academic papers consist of ephemera, transcripts, correspondence, and resumes; and material related to Liberman's writing includes drafts, published copies, interviews, and reviews. Most notable are a published copy of her children's book The Bird's Last Song, with related interviews, and an edited manuscript of Miriam's Diary.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1940-2003 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 9-10)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1947-2003 (14 folders; Box 2)

Series 3: Art Projects, 1987-2003 (4.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 9)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1972-2003 (8 folders; Boxes 7, 9)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1960-2003 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 7-8)
Biographical / Historical:
Judith Weinshall Liberman (1929- ) is a painter, ceramicist, and illustrator in Boston, Massachusetts.

Born in Haifa, Israel (then Palenstine), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States after completing high school in Haifa. She earned four American degrees, including a J.D. degree from the University Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art at the Art Institute of Boston, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum School, and the Massachusetts College of Art. She also received an M.F.A. degree in Art Education from Boston University School for the Arts.

Liberman explored a variety of materials and techniques throughout her career including oil and acrylic paint, block printing, transfer printing, sewing, embroidery, and ceramics. Her major series of work, Holocaust Wall Hangings, Holocaust Paintings, and Self Portraits of Holocaust Artist--recieved critical acclaim as she exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Israel. She eventually donated a majority of her artwork to private, public, and religious institutions.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Judith Weinshall Liberman in 2003.
Restrictions:
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.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Judith Weinshall Liberman papers, circa 1940-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.libejudi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b6762526-8efe-45f2-8924-064d5f67e24f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-libejudi

Winifred Lubell papers

Creator:
Lubell, Winifred  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1933-2003
Summary:
The papers of illustrator Winifred Lubell measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1933-2003. The collection consists of 25 sketchbooks with original drawings and watercolors, as well published books and unpublished manuscripts both written and illustrated by Lubell. There are also loose ink drawings and a folio of drawings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of illustrator Winifred Lubell measure 1.8 linear feet and date from 1933 - 2003. The collection consists of 25 sketchbooks dating from 1933-1983, with original drawings and watercolors. There are copies of published books and unpublished manuscripts written and/or illustrated by Lubell. There are also loose ink drawings and a folio of drawings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Winifred Lubell Papers, 1933-2003 (Boxes 1-3, OV 4; 1.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Winifred Milius Lubell (1914-2012) was a prolific illustrator who worked primarily in the Massachusetts area. She is best known for her illustrations of a series of books by Dorothy Sterling, The Outer Lands, a natural history of Cape Cod.

Winifred Lubell was born in 1914 in New York City. She studied at the Art Students League in New York with George Grosz and other members of the League's faculty from 1933 to 1935. During the Great Depression, Lubell and her fellow students were encouraged by Grosz to go out into the city and document the plight of the homeless. In 1936 she began attending the Duncan Phillips Museum School in Washington D.C. She met and married textile expert and writer Cecil Lubell in 1939, with whom she shared an avid interest in mythology, psychology, linguistics and the history and visual styles of written languages. Together, they had two children David and Stephen.

After World War II Lubell began her long career as an illustrator. With her husband she created a series of children's books emphasizing natural history, animals, plants and ecosystems. Here Comes Daddy, appeared in 1945 with text and illustrations by Lubell. In 1994, Lubell published The Metamorphosis of Baubo, Myths of Woman's Sexual Energy which became an important resource for feminist scholarship. Her artwork can be found in the Rutgers Art Museum and the Kerlan collection in Minneapolis.
Related Materials:
Additional Winifred Lubbell papers are located at Rutgers University and the University of Minnesota.
Provenance:
The Winifred Lubell papers were donated in 2003 by Winifred Milius Lubell.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Winifred Lubell papers, 1933-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lubewini
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Winifred Lubell papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967a69c53-cdf6-4f20-8aee-ee47c48e1231
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lubewini

Stanley Woodward papers, 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970

Creator:
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
Subject:
Merrill, Gary  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Lee, Madaline  Search this
Lupino, Ida  Search this
Hayworth, Rita  Search this
Kent, Norman  Search this
Fabri, Ralph  Search this
Grant, Gordon  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Thieme, Anthony  Search this
Smith, Alexis  Search this
Smith, Howard (Howard Everett)  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Oakley, Thornton  Search this
Powell, Eleanor  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Cady, Harrison  Search this
Butler, Mary  Search this
Craine, Jeanne  Search this
Carter, Janis  Search this
Darnell, Linda  Search this
Custis, Eleanor Parke  Search this
Day, Laraine  Search this
Davis, Bette  Search this
Salmagundi Sketch Club  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Diaries
Writings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Marine painting -- Technique  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8640
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210820
AAA_collcode_woodstan
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210820
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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Subject:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Kreis, Henry  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Armitage, Merle  Search this
Crosby, Caresse  Search this
Weese, Harry  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9049
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211240
AAA_collcode_saarlili
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211240
Online Media:

Frederick Faraday and Elsie Jansen Reinert papers, 1915-1974

Creator:
Reinert, Frederick Faraday, 1900-1974  Search this
Reinert, Elsie Jansen  Search this
Subject:
Rogers, Bruce  Search this
Getty, Francis E.  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211822
AAA_collcode_reinfred
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211822

Gerrit A. Beneker papers, 1869-1972

Creator:
Beneker, Gerrit A. (Gerrit Albertus), 1882-1934  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211065
AAA_collcode_benegerr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211065

Sears Gallagher papers

Creator:
Gallagher, Sears, 1869-1955  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
circa 1882-2010
Summary:
The papers of draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator, Sears Gallagher measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1882-2010. The collection consists of biographical information including awards and a scholarly biography; correspondence, primarily professional in nature, documenting the placement of works; professional files that document the management of studio practices including the printmaking process and the distribution and sale of prints; scrapbooks chronicling Gallagher's professional and family history in the form of clippings, photographs, and correspondence; printed material including clippings and commercial prints of watercolors; photographs including those of the artist and his studio; and artwork including numerous drawings on paper and sketchbooks documenting key moments of travel and artistic production.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator, Sears Gallagher measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1882-2010. The collection consists of biographical information including awards and a scholarly biography; correspondence, primarily professional in nature, documenting the placement of works; professional files that document the management of studio practices including the printmaking process and the distribution and sale of prints; scrapbooks chronicling Gallagher's professional and family history in the form of clippings, photographs, and correspondence; printed material including clippings and commercial prints of watercolors; photographs including those of the artist and his studio; and artwork including numerous drawings on paper and sketchbooks documenting key moments of travel and artistic production.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in seven series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1915-2010 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1907-1929 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1910-1939 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, circa 1894-1938 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1910-1940s (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1900-2000 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1880-1939 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV2)
Biographical / Historical:
Sears Gallagher (1869-1955) was a draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator born in Boston. After displaying considerable artistic talent in drawing as a child, Gallagher went on to study with the Italian-born Boston-based painter Tommaso Juglaris (1844–1925) from 1887 to 1889. Shortly after marrying Charlotte Dodge in 1895 the couple embarked for Paris where Gallagher pursued further artistic training at the Academie Julian. Gallagher's style evolved with an influence of the French Impressionists, and two of his watercolors were featured in the 1896 Paris Salon. Sears Gallagher achieved considerable popular success thanks to the sales and publishing of his prints, and he exhibited regularly in Boston with occasional shows in New York City until the 1940s. Gallagher was a founder of the Monhegan art colony in Maine, which is the setting of many of his popular works.
Provenance:
The Sears Gallagher papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Anne Burr Czepiel, granddaughter of Sears Gallagher.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Draftsmen (artists) -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Illustrators--Massachusetts--Boston  Search this
Printmakers--Massachusetts--Boston  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios--Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Sears Gallagher Papers, circa 1882-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gallsear
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Sears Gallagher papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c7321d10-1fee-4414-a353-610aa2f131ff
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gallsear

John L. Cooley papers

Creator:
Cooley, John L., 1897-1975  Search this
Names:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Extent:
16 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1971
Scope and Contents:
Material used for a memoir of Harrison Cady, "These are my Memories," written in collaboration with Cooley, including correspondence with Harrison Cady's nephews; clippings; and a manuscript of "These are my Memories."
Biographical / Historical:
Collaborator, writer; Massachusetts. Harrison Cady was an illustrator and painter from Rockport, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Mrs. Ruth Cooley, widow of John L. Cooley.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Citation:
John L. Cooley papers. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cooljohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9886b26f8-8777-4ee0-96bd-7085c20b84c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cooljohn

Suzanne E. Chapman papers

Creator:
Chapman, Suzanne E.  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Egyptian Art Dept  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1991
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material including an account "Studies and Career" (3 p.), a resume, bibliography, and a Master Craftsman award certificate from the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 1977; letters, 1948-1991, regarding Chapman's catalog drawings, an exhibition at the Library of the Boston Athenaeum, and her promotion to associate curator in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Egyptian Dept.; a project file, 1950, on the publication The Index of American Design, including a typed excerpt from the book and advertisements; printed material, 1936-1983, consisting of exhibition announcements, a catalog, In Tribute to Suzanne E. Chapman, 1970, and clippings; and three photographs of Chapman, 1934 and 1964.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist, draftsman, instructor; Boston, Mass. Born 1903. Died 1990. Helped develop method of rendering art objects in watercolor with great accuracy of color, texture and form that was adopted by the Index of American Design in the 1930s for use by field artists. For most of her career, she was the principal illustrator of the voluminous excavation publications of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1993 by Lucille H. Chapman, sister of Suzanne Chapman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.chapsuza
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983f78473-00e2-4bf5-bd75-e922e2b8a059
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chapsuza

Gerrit A. Beneker papers

Creator:
Beneker, Gerrit A. (Gerrit Albertus), 1882-1934  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1869-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, sketchbooks, printed material, financial material, and photograhs.
REEL 876: Sketchbooks; clippings; biographical material; correspondence; sketches; an extremely detailed gross income, an expense ledger; exhibition material; publications containing Beneker's work; and photographs of Beneker, his work, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; sketchbooks and sketches; illustrations; editorials; posters; calendars; drafts of writings; notes; clippings; scrapbooks; bills and receipts; catalogs; writings of Brison van Vranken Beneker; and sketches by Beneker's father, Bart Beneker.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, draftsman, and illustrator; Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Material on Reel 876 lent for microfilming in 1975 by Beneker's daughter Katharine Beneker Murphy. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1976 by the Estate of Gerrit A. Beneker via his daughter, Katharine Beneker Murphy.
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.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.benegerr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9997a10f8-7b8b-4aac-8866-4921a690c47f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benegerr

Gordon Grant letter [with sketches], and printed material

Creator:
Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1948 and 1979
Scope and Contents:
Letter to A. I. Dill of the VIRGINIAN PILOT, August 3, 1948, critiquing an illustration of a sailing ship and including three sketches; and an issue (Winter 1979) of THE JOURNAL of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia containing a reproduction of a lithograph by Grant, "The Seine Boat."
Biographical / Historical:
Marine painter, illustrator; East Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Mrs. Louis Jaffe.
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:
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Marine painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Printmakers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grangord
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw988b1a93e-8e58-451a-9e72-b3a6a11c0984
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grangord

Calvin Burnett papers

Creator:
Burnett, Calvin, 1921-2007  Search this
Extent:
6.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1920-1979
bulk 1960s-1970s
Summary:
The papers of African American graphic artist and arts educator Calvin Burnett measure 6.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, material related to his education and professional activities, personal business records, printed material, a scrapbook, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of graphic artist and arts educator Calvin Burnett measure 6.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1979, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960s to the 1970s. The papers contain biographical material, correspondence, writings, material related to his education and professional activities, personal business records, printed material, a scrapbook, and a small amount of photographs and artwork.

Biographical material consists of resumes, biographical notes/drafts, certificates from volunteer organizations, an interview transcript, and personal calendars.

Correspondence consists of letters and drafts of letters to and from Burnett. Some partial fragments of letters are housed with the undated correspondence.

Writings consist of two subseries and includes both materials related to Burnett's book, Objective Drawing, as well as notes, notecards, poetry, and some class assignments.

Education and professional activities also includes two subseries. Teaching and education files consist of materials related to Burnett's time as both a student and an instructor. These include class notes, assignments, course materials, correspondence, etc. Black Artists Union, committee work, and related materials include materials related to the Black Artists Union (BAU), the Committee on Urban Education (CUE), and the Committee on Minority Affairs, and their work. These items include memos, printed materials, reports, and other documentation.

Personal business records consist of correspondence, financial documents, printed material, and notes related to commercial art jobs, consultations, sales, loans, and exhibitions.

Photographs are of Burnett, other individuals, and works of art. Not all of the works of art appear to be by Burnett.

Artwork includes drawings and three small sketchbooks.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-1979 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1941-1979 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1950s-1970s (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet, OV 7)

Series 4: Education and Professional Activities, 1920-1970s (Boxes 2-5; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1947-1979 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1938-1979 (Boxes 5-6; 0.5 linear feet, OV 7)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1937-1951 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1946-1972 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 9: Artwork, 1941-1942 (Box 6; 2 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Calvin Burnett (1921-2007) was an African American graphic artist, illustrator, and arts educator. He graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art (also known as MassArt; now the Massachusetts College of Art and Design) in 1942, and earned his MFA from Boston University in 1960. He later received another degree in arts education. Burnett taught at a number of institutions in the Northeast, including the DeCordova Museum and the Massachusetts School of Art, where he was the first African American to be appointed to the faculty, and where he taught for 33 years.

While on the faculty at the Massachusetts School of Art, Burnett was involved with the Black Artists Union, the Committee on Urban Education, and the Committee on Minority Affairs. Among their many functions, these groups advocated for more diverse representation in faculty and more funding for minority and disadvantaged students.

In 1966, Burnett published the book, Objective Drawing, about perspective. His interest in the subject and the idea for the book grew out of his teaching the perspective course at the Massachusetts School of Art (Oral history interview with Calvin Burnett, 1980 June 13-1981 January 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Transcript p.41).
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Calvin Burnett conducted by Robert Brown, June 13, 1980-January 6, 1981.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Calvin Burnett in 1990.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Calvin Burnett or his heirs. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Graphic artists -- Massachusetts  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Calvin Burnett papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.burncalv
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983e53405-3f01-4632-8002-89e5b0d1a22b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burncalv

Stanley Woodward papers

Creator:
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
Names:
Salmagundi Sketch Club  Search this
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Butler, Mary  Search this
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Carter, Janis, 1921-  Search this
Craine, Jeanne  Search this
Custis, Eleanor Parke, 1897-1983  Search this
Darnell, Linda, 1921-1965  Search this
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989  Search this
Day, Laraine, 1920-2007  Search this
Fabri, Ralph, 1894-1975  Search this
Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962  Search this
Hayworth, Rita, 1918-1987  Search this
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972  Search this
Lee, Madaline  Search this
Lupino, Ida, 1918-1995  Search this
Merrill, Gary  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Powell, Eleanor, 1912-1982  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993  Search this
Smith, Howard (Howard Everett), 1885-1970  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Thieme, Anthony, 1888-1954  Search this
Extent:
6.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Writings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1875-1970
bulk 1905-1970
Summary:
The papers of marine painter, illustrator, writer and art instructor Stanley Woodward date from 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970, and measure 6.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, family and personal correspondence, seventeen diaries, notes, notebooks and other writings, business records, a scrapbook and printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs of Woodward, members of his family, friends, his studio, and artwork. Files containing letters, clippings, and photographs concern actresses including Janis Carter, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, and Eleanor Powell. Writings include drafts of Woodward's book Adventure in Marine Painting.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of marine painter, illustrator, writer and art instructor Stanley Woodward date from 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970, and measure 6.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artworks, family and personal correspondence, seventeen diaries, notes, notebooks and other writings, business records, a scrapbook and printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs of Woodward, members of his family, friends, and his studio. Files containing letters, clippings, and photographs concern actresses including Janis Carter, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, and Eleanor Powell. Writings include drafts of Woodward's book Adventure in Marine Painting.

Biographical material includes miscellaneous accounts of Woodward's life, cards and certificates of membership in various organizations including the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Salmagundi Club, and the Academic Artist Association, military records of his service in both World Wars, and scattered artwork. A file concerning Woodward's portrait of Abraham Lincoln contains letters primarily discussing a reproduction of the portrait in The Boston Globe and the painting's eventual sale, in addition to notes, clippings, an ink drawing, and a photographic negative of the drawing.

Correspondence is between various family members, but also includes letters to Woodward from colleagues including Harrison Cady, Eleanor Parke Custis, Ralph Fabri, Chauncey F. Ryder, and Howard E. Smith. There are also scattered letters from other artists including Gifford Beal, Mary Butler, Gordon Grant, Norman Kent, Hobart Nichols, Thornton Oakley, Edmund Tarbell, and Anthony Thieme. Correspondence primarily concern his painting career, and includes lists of art work and financial material.

Artwork consists of a sketchbook and three sketches.

Files concerning actresses reflect Woodward's life-long friendship with former teenaged neighbor Bette Davis, who later introduced Woodward and his art work to her show business friends. The files contain letters, clippings, and photographs of actresses Janis Carter, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, Laraine Day, Madaline Lee, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Powell, and Alexis Smith.

Seventeen diaries contain relatively detailed daily entries describing Woodward's art-related activities, experiences during World War II, and various travels, including a trip to Los Angeles to be a house guest of Bette Davis and visit her on the set of the motion picture Elizabeth and Essex. The 1905 diary contains photographs of Woodward's school friends.

Notes, notebooks, and writings include lists of art works, exhibition guest books, and miscellaneous writings by Woodward including drafts of his book Adventure in Marine Painting.

Business records include an auction catalog, account books for the sale of Woodward's book and art work, and miscellaneous receipts. Records of art classes taught by Woodward include lists of participants, accounts of fees paid, and printed advertisements.

A scrapbook containing clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs illustrates Woodward's early interests and art-related activities.

Additional printed material consists of clippings, copies of the U. S. Air Corps Magazine The Rip Chord for which Woodward did the cover illustrations, prospectuses with annotations of titles and prices of art work, exhibition announcements and catalogs, reproductions of art work, a booklet, and brochures for books and for art schools. Miscellaneous printed material includes reproductions of a photograph of Woodward's father, Frank E. Woodward, and a program for an event honoring Dr. T. Tertius Noble.

Photographs are of Woodward, family members, friends connected with the U. S. Army Air Force including Jack Dempsey, Woodward's studio, and art work. Three albums contain photographs of art classes and Woodward painting outdoors at various locations including Laguna Beach and Palm Springs, California, St. Augustine, Florida, and Rockport, Massachusetts. A third album also contains photographs of notable friends including Janis Carter, Jeanne Craine, Bette Davis, Rita Hayworth, and Gary Merrill.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1918-1968 (Boxes 1, 8; 15 folders)

Series 2: Artwork, circa 1920s (Boxes 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1910-1969 (Boxes 1-3; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Files Concerning Actresses, 1931-1970 (Boxes 4, 8; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1905-1969 (Boxes 4-5; 10 folders)

Series 6: Notes, Notebooks, and Writings, 1915-1969 (Boxes 5, 8; 21 folders)

Series 7: Business Records, 1924-1969 (Boxes 5-6; 15 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1875-1919 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1916-1970 (Boxes 6-7; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1920-1969 (Boxes 7-8, OV 9; 11 folders)
Biographical Note:
Stanley Wingate Woodward was born on December 11, 1890, in Malden, Massachusetts, son of Alice E. (Colesworthy) and Frank E. Woodward. He was one of eight children and a twin of Sidney, who later became an art dealer and critic.

In 1909, Woodward graduated from Malden High School and the family moved to Wellesley Hills. He studied at the Eric Pape School of Art, the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He left school to serve in France as a Corporal in the Field Artillery 28th Division during World War I. After the war, he settled in Ogunquit, Maine, and became a free lance illustrator for Collier's and the Christian Science Monitor, where his brother Sidney was art editor.

In 1925, he held his first solo show of marine oils at Casson Galleries, Boston, where his twin brother Sidney was manager. He was encouraged to continue painting the ocean after the entire exhibition sold out.

Woodward married Ruth Brainerd in 1926 and they settled in Newton, Massachusetts, where they were neighbors to a young Bette Davis, who had recently graduated from high school. Woodward maintained contact with the actress for the rest of his life, and through Ms. Davis, he befriended other show business personalities.

During the 1930s, Woodward taught painting at the Woodward Outdoor Painting School of Rockport, Massachusetts, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, and at the Laguna Beach School in California. In 1937, he established his residence and studio in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Woodward served as an Air Corps captain and director of camouflage training at McChord Field in Tacoma, Washington, during World War II. In 1947, he published a book on painting techniques entitled Adventure in Marine Painting. He was also the author of Marine Paintings in Oil and Water Color.

Woodward was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Concord Art Association, the Print Makers Society of California, the Boston Society of Water Color Painters, Allied Artists of America, the Guild of Boston Artists, the North Shore Art Association, the American Water Color Society, the Grand Central Galleries Association, and the Rockport Art Association. His work is in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Bowdoin College, Amherst College, Lehigh University, and the Prudential Life Insurance Collection.

Stanley Wingate Woodward died on March 21, 1970 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The Stanley Woodward papers were donated in two installments in 1973 by Stanley Woodward's daughter, Patricia Woodward Smith.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Marine painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Educators -- Massachusetts  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Marine painting -- Technique  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Writings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Stanley Woodward papers, 1875-1970, bulk 1905-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodstan
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9816d92be-2c37-4830-86b8-26608c86eaec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodstan
Online Media:

George D. Yater papers

Creator:
Yater, George, 1910-1993  Search this
Names:
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet ((113 items))
1 Linear foot (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1929-1992
Scope and Contents:
Letters; printed material, primarily exhibition catalogs, clippings pertaining to Yater's work and family, and illustrations by Yater in Ford Times and Lincoln-Mercury Times; a photograph, 1947, of the W.H.W. Bicknell exhibition installation at the Provincetown Art Association; and 2 scrapbooks of clippings.
ADDITION: Correspondence; photographs of Yater; 54 photographs by Yater of Provincetown artists, including Edwin Dickinson, Hans Hofmann, Blanche Lazell and others; exhibition catalogs and announcements; price lists and lists of work; membership cards; illustrations by Yater; and articles about him.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator; Truro and Provincetown, Mass.; d. 1993.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 and 1992 by George D. Yater, and in 1993 by Shirley Yater, his widow. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.yategeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9902ed7f3-22a7-440a-ae3d-5515debd9576
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yategeor

Leo J. Schreiber papers

Creator:
Schreiber, Leo J., 1904-1992  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project  Search this
Meyer and Mathiau (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Linear feet
Culture:
Self-portraits  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1904-1992
Scope and Contents:
Biographical data; birth certificate; copyright certificates; professional and personal correspondence, 1923-1984; Federal Art Project file; photographs of Schreiber, friends and work; photo album of work; 2 oil self-portraits; sketches, chiefly of heads, and including anatomical studies; commercial drawings and related printed material; 18 notebooks with sketches and notes, mostly in German, on his theories of design and composition; a scrapbook of photographs and clippings of work; miscellaneous printed material, including copies of "The Pilgrim Story" with illustrations by Schreiber, "Mural Painting," a pamphlet prepared by him for the Civilian Conservation Corps, an illustrated catalog of the work of the architectural firm of Meyer and Mathieu, and obituaries.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator; Plymouth, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Alma Schreiber Patterson, sister of Leo J. Schreiber. Additional papers are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Book illustrators -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth  Search this
Commercial artists -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth  Search this
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Plymouth  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.schrleo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw924aa4dbf-c5ea-4232-966f-d1458493e2a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schrleo

A. Lassell Ripley papers

Creator:
Ripley, A. Lassell (Aiden Lassell), 1896-1969  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1873-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biographical data; a paper "Aiden Lassell Ripley; American Painter, 1896-1969," by Stephen Cohen, 1972; awards, certificates and medals; correspondence about Ripley's mural for the Lexington Post Office, and with Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Frank L. Harrington of the Paul Revere Life Insurance Co.; Paul Revere project files; research notes for other projects; ca. 200 pencil drawings and 8 annotated sketchbooks; 2 scrapbooks of printed illustrations and photos of portraits; 6 card files containing photos of Ripley's work arranged by subject, exhibition and title of work; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings, books and pamphlets; and ca. 1000 photos, negatives and slides of works by Ripley and the subjects and scenes depicted in his work.
ADDITION: Biographical data; letters of Doris Verne (Mrs. Ripley) and her family; photographs and two small photograph albums of Ripley, his family, friends, work, and scenery, exhibition material; and printed material, including reproductions of Ripley's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator; Lexington, Mass.
Provenance:
Donated by the Guild of Boston Artists, 1982, and in 1996 by joint donors Frederic Tilton and Drusilla Movizzo. Tilton received the papers from his cousin, Eleanor M. Tilton, the daughter of Margueritte Verne Tilton who was the sister of Ripley's widow, Doris Verne Ripley.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Lexington  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts -- Lexington  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.ripla
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd31fe75-5550-41a1-a45a-42468a8ade83
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ripla

Lilian Swann Saarinen papers

Creator:
Saarinen, Lilian Swann, 1912-1995  Search this
Names:
Cambridge Art Center  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Faculty  Search this
G Place Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Knoll Associates, inc.  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Faculty  Search this
Midtown Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Otava Publishing Company  Search this
Reynal & Hitchcock  Search this
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975  Search this
Crosby, Caresse, 1892-  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Eames, Ray  Search this
Koch, Carl  Search this
Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Saarinen, Loja  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Weese, Harry, 1915-1998  Search this
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1909-1977
Summary:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.

Biographical material consists of resumes and biographical sketches, as well as a 1951 blueprint for the Eero Saarinen and Associates Office Building in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Correspondence documents Saarinen's personal and professional life through letters to and from Eero Saarinen and other family members, including six letters from Loja Saarinen; correspondence with artists and architects, including Merle Armitage, Charles and Ray Eames, Carl Koch, Henry Kreis, Carl Milles, Laszlo and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Robert Venturi, and Harry Weese; and friends and colleagues at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Knoll Associates. Also documented is Saarinen's business relationship with Midtown Galleries and Caresse Crosby, and publishers and publications including Child Life, Interiors, Otava Publishing Company, and Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc.

Writings and Notes document Saarinen's work on several children's publications, including Picture Book Zoo (1935) and Who Am I? (1946), through correspondence, notes, manuscript drafts, and extensive sketches. This series also includes Saarinen's ideas for other publications and incorporates some early writings and notes, as well as typescripts of her reminiscences about Eliel Saarinen, the Saarinen family, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Diaries consist of bound diary volumes, loose-leaf journal entries, and heavily annotated engagement calendars, documenting Saarinen's personal life, artistic aspirations, and career development from the 1930s-1970s. This material provides a deeply personal view of the emotional landscape of Saarinen's life, her struggles to balance her identity as a working artist with the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker, and the complex, and often competing, relationships within the renowned architectural family into which she married.

Project files document Saarinen's work on book cover designs, federal and post office commissions in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, reliefs for the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois, and other important commissions including the Harbor National Bank Clock in Boston, Massachusetts, the KLM Airlines installation at JFK Airport, the Fountain of Noah sculpture at the Northland Center in Detroit, Michigan, and the interior of Toffenetti's restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Also documented is her role in designs for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, with Eero Saarinen.

Teaching files document Saarinen's "Language of Clay Course" which she taught at Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Financial records document exhibition and sales expenses for two exhibitions, including her show at G Place Gallery in 1944.

Printed material consists of clippings about Saarinen and her family, exhibition announcements and catalogs for herself and others, and reference files from the 1930s-1940s, primarily comprising clippings of animals.

Additional printed material documenting Saarinen's career can be found in one of two scrapbooks found in the collection. An additional scrapbook consists of clippings relating primarily to Saarinen's parents.

Artwork comprises extensive sketches, particularly animal and figure sketches, in graphite, crayon, ink, pastel, and watercolor. The sketches demonstrate in particular Saarinen's developing interest in and skill with animal portraiture from her childhood to the 1960s.

Photographs are primarily of artwork and Saarinen's 1944 exhibition at G Place Gallery. Also found are one negative of Saarinen, probably with Eero Saarinen, and a group photo including Lilian, Eero, and Eliel Saarinen with the model for the Detroit Civic Center, circa 1940s.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930s-1960s (3 folders; Box 1, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1974 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 8, OV 12)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1920s-1973 (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 2-3, 8, OVs 13-16)

Series 4: Diaries, 1930-1973 (1.4 linear feet, Boxes 3-5, 8)

Series 5: Project Files, 1931-1966 (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 5-6, 8, OVs 17-19)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1966-1970 (3 folders, Box 6)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1940s-1970s (2 folders, Box 6)

Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1930s-1970s (0.2 linear feet, Box 6)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, circa 1909-1974 (2 folders; Boxes 6, 9)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1960s (1.7 linear feet, Boxes 6-7, 9-10, OVs 20-27)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1940s, 1977 (0.5 linear feet, Boxes 7, 11, OV 27)
Biographical / Historical:
Cambridge artist and sculptor, Lilian Swann Saarinen (1912-1995), studied at the Art Students League with Alexander Archipenko in 1928, and later with Albert Stewart and Heninz Warneke from 1934-1936, before moving to Michigan where she studied with Carl Milles at the Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1936-1940. Saarinen was an accomplished skier and a member of the 1936 US Olympic ski team.

At Cranbrook, Swann met architect Eero Saarinen, whom she married in 1939. She subsequently worked with Saarinen's design group on a variety of projects, including the Westward Expansion Memorial, which later became known as the "Gateway Arch" in St. Louis. Lilian and Eero had a son, Eric, and a daughter, Susie, before divorcing in 1953.

Saarinen, who had developed an affinity for drawing animals in childhood, specialized in animal portraits in a variety of sculptural media. In 1939, she exhibited her sculpture Night, which depicted Bagheera the panther from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, at the World's Fair. The sculpture was placed in the Boston Public Garden in 1986. In the 1930s and 1940s Saarinen was commissioned to work on a variety of architectural projects, including reliefs for post offices in Bloomfield, Indiana, Carlisle, Kentucky, and Evanston, Illinois, and the Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois. She also executed commissions for the Harbor National Bank in Boston, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) at JFK Airport, the Northland shopping Center in Detroit Michigan, and Toffenetti's Restaurant in Chicago.

Saarinen was a contributing author and illustrator for a variety of publications, including Child Life, Interiors and Portfolio: An Intercontinental Quarterly. In 1935 she illustrated Picture Book Zoo for the Bronx Zoo and in 1946 Reynal & Hitchcock, Inc. published Who Am I?, a children's book which Saarinen wrote and illustrated.

Saarinen taught ceramic sculpture to soldiers for the Red Cross Arts and Skills Unit rehabilitation program in 1945, served on the Visiting Committee to the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from 1959-1964, where she taught ceramics, and later taught a course entitled "The Language of Clay" at the Cambridge Art Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of Saarinen's private students at Cambridge was her cousin, Edie Sedgwick.

Saarinen died in Cohasset, Massachusetts, in 1995 at the age of 83.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1152 and 1192) including a scrapbook containing clippings, copies of letters and telegrams received, and reproductions of Saarinen's work. There is a copy of Saarinen's book, "Who Am I?", and three albums containing photographs of Saarinen, photographs and reproductions of her work, a list of exhibitions, quotes about her, and writings by her about sculpture. Lent material was returned to the lender and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Lilian Swann Saarinen donated the collection in 1975. She lent additional materials for microfilming in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art, Municipal  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Function:
Art commissions
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Diaries
Illustrations
Sketches
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers, circa 1909-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.saarlili
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Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97f1e4305-3886-479a-9db7-48c98fd8d2dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-saarlili
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Harrison Cady papers

Creator:
Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970  Search this
Names:
Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M.  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978  Search this
Extent:
17.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1902-2002
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, letters, writings, photographs, financial material, works of art and printed material relating to the work of Harrison Cady as an illustrator and painter.
Biographical material includes a draft of Cady's will, death notices, and a certificate of merit. Letters are from Thornton Burgess, Ogden Pleissner, and Stow Wengenroth. Writings consist of 31 diaries, address books and lists, notes, 132 notebooks containing lists of stories and of works of art, and annotated sketches of Cady's travels in New England and Europe. Photographs are of of Cady, his family, friends, works of art, and scenes of his travels. Works of art include 27 sketchbooks and 2425 sketches and drawings, original ink drawings for cartoons for the New York Tribune and Life magazine, and sketches by Melinna, Cady's wife. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, reproductions of Cady's drawings, including a drawing of Peter Rabbit given out as a "souvenir of the 1934 Easter Party", travel brochures, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Harrison Cady (1877-1970) was an illustrator and painter from Gardner, Mass. He is best known for his illustrations of animals, in particular, Peter Rabbit. Cady's illustrations were published in numerous magazines, childrens' books and newspapers.
Provenance:
This collection was donated in installments from 1971-1974 by David, Harrison, Winthrop and Frances Eldredge, nephews and the sister-in-law of Harrison Cady, and again by David Eldredge in 2008.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.cadyharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dc330c1b-59f4-4862-8e23-f0765758a34f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cadyharr

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