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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Subject:
Wildenstein, Felix  Search this
Phillips, Duncan  Search this
Hays, Lee  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Robeson, Paul  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano)  Search this
Ruggles, Carl  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Seeger, Pete  Search this
Daniel, Charles  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Freuchen, Peter  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Fitzgerald, James  Search this
Keller, Charles  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Type:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9557
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211757
AAA_collcode_kentrock
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211757
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Emerson Crosby Kelly research material relating to J. Francis Murphy

Creator:
Kelly, Emerson Crosby, 1899-  Search this
Hollinger & Co. photography firm.  Search this
Photographer:
Moffett (Firm)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Vandyk, C.  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pestalozzi Foundation of America  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Murphy, Adah Clifford, 1860-1949  Search this
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921  Search this
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921 -- Catalogues raisonnés  Search this
Extent:
16.7 Linear feet ((on 21 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Place:
Arkville (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Date:
1761-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biography and catalogue raisonné of J. Francis Murphy by Emerson Crosby Kelly, M.D., and correspondence relating to Dr. Kelly's interest in Murphy. Personal papers of J. Francis Murphy and Adah Clifford Smith Murphy include diaries and notebooks, correspondence, Smith and Murphy family documents, financial records, printed matter, artifacts, photographs, and works of art.
Research notes, drafts, and manuscript of an unpublished biography, "J. Francis Murphy, N.A., (1853-1921): Tints of a Vanished Past," and illustrated catalogue raisonne of the works of J. Francis Murphy by Emerson Crosby Kelly (1953). Kelly corresponded with friends and relatives of the Murphys, with owners of Murphy paintings, publishers, printers, and possible financial backers for his book. Also documented is Dr. and Mrs. Kelly's involvement in the sale of "Weedwild," the Murphy's Arkville, N.Y. home, to the Pestalozzi Foundation of America.
Diaries of J. Francis Murphy (25 vols.) contain very brief entries that faithfully record weather conditions, garden progress, and other nature notes, with occasional mention of social engagements or service on art juries; entries recorded during trips to Europe mainly list places visited with little elaboration. Notebooks (16 vols.) include painting registers, daily listings of mail sent and received, address books, and jottings relating to Indian relics, his farmland, and paintings sent to dealers. Mrs. Murphy's diaries (46 vols.) also contain very brief entries mentioning friends, social engagements, travels, and an "Account of the pictures I painted and gave away. Portraits of them. + landscapes + old houses." Her notebooks (4 vols.) contain "Notes for a book. J.F.'s".
Correspondence concerns family matters, exhibitions, sales, professional memberships, involvement with the Salmagundi Club and National Academy of Design, and the couple's finances. Whenever separated, the Murphys exchanged lengthy letters with one another; the majority of these are from husband to wife.
Receipts and invoices are mainly for art supplies, framing, and shipping costs; expense records for personal purchases and farm upkeep and improvements; taxes; and legal papers concerning a property boundary dispute and lawsuit against the Murphys.
Photographs are of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, their families and ancestors, friends, studios, "Weedwild" (country home) and surrounding Arkville, N.Y. area, landscape subjects, works of art by the Murphys, medals and certificates of award. Six tintypes are included. Photographers include: Hollinger, Moffett, Napoleon Sarony, and C. Vandyk. Commercially produced stereographs mainly depict U.S. scenes.
Art works consist of sketchbooks, oil sketches, and works of art on paper by both Murphys, Emil Carlsen, and other artists (ca. 500 items).
Other materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, scrapbooks (probably compiled by Mrs. Murphy ca. 1885), medals awarded to J. Francis Murphy, copper plate etched by Adah C. Murphy, and artifacts.
Arrangement:
I. Writings and Research Notes. II. Kelly Correspondence and Miscellaneous Files. III. J. Francis and Adah Clifford Smith Murphy Papers.
Biographical / Historical:
Emerson Crosby Kelly, M.D., art collector, surgeon, and medical bibliographer; d. 1977. J. Francis Murphy, landscape painter and one of the leading tonalists of the American Barbizon school, lived and worked in New York City and Arkville, N.Y. Studied very briefly at the Chicago Academy of Design, 1875. Member of the National Academy of Design and active in the Salmagundi Club. His wife, Adah Clifford Smith Murphy, a painter and illustrator, studied at the Female Art School of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Provenance:
The donor, Sydney Kelly, is the widow of Dr. Emerson Crosby Kelly. Dr. Kelly acquired the Murphy papers in 1949 from Hulda Gregerson, Mrs. Murphy's long-time companion, for the purpose of writing a biography and catalogue raisonne of J. Francis Murphy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Biography  Search this
Biographers  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Landscape painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kellemer
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d48eaa7-8b39-4fbb-a12d-4491f010463b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellemer

Nell Blaine papers

Creator:
Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996  Search this
Names:
Griffin, Howard, 1915-1975  Search this
Harris, Carolyn, 1937-  Search this
Extent:
2.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1985
Summary:
The papers of painter Nell Blaine measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1985. Found are biographical material, scattered artwork, correspondence, writings, business records, printed material, and photographs. Also included are papers relating to the estate of Blaine's friend, Howard Griffin.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Nell Blaine measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1985. Found are biographical material, scattered artwork, correspondence, writings, business records, printed material, and photographs. Also included are papers relating to the estate of Blaine's friend, Howard Griffin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1959-1980 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1944-1985 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1960s-1980s (4 folders; Box 2)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1949-1983 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1940s-1980s (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV5)

Series 6: Photographs, 1942-1980s (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Nell Blaine (1922-1996) was a painter and illustrator from Richmond, Virginia, and was active in New York City.

Blaine was born in 1922 with severe visual impairments. She received corrective surgery as a child and quickly found a desire to draw and paint what she was finally able to see. Her art education began at the Richmond School of Art and later moved to New York City where she studied under Hans Hoffmann and joined the American Abstract Artists.

In the 1950s, Blaine moved to Paris where she lived with close friends including Larry Rivers. Blaine's early work was abstract, and later evolved to figurative and landscape painting--likely inspired by the 19th century painters of Europe. She was a close friend of poet and art writer Howard Griffin, and illustrated a limited edition of his Four Poems.

Nell Blaine died in 1996 in New York City. She was survived by her partner of thirty years, artist Carolyn Harris.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an interview of Nell Blaine conducted 1967 June 15, by Dorothy Seckler, and the Nell Blaine letters to Robert A. Wilson, 1963-1995.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of scrapbooks lent for microfilming on reel D311. Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Nell Blaine lent a portion of her papers for microfilming on reel D311. She later donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1980 and 1985. The Howard Griffin papers included in the collection were received by Blaine as executrix of Griffin's estate.
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.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Citation:
Nell Blaine papers, 1942-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blainell
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Nell Blaine papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93f378bff-2465-43a6-a48b-3458d786cce4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blainell
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William Henry Shelton autobiography, 1840-1890

Creator:
Shelton, W. H (William Henry) 1840-1932?  Search this
Uniform title:
Century illustrated monthly magazine  Search this
Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper  Search this
New York ledger  Search this
Subject:
Quartley, Arthur 1839-1886  Search this
Reinhart, Charles Stanley 1844-1896  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson 1838-1915  Search this
Tile Club  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Harper's Magazine  Search this
Physical description:
450 p. (on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1840
1840-1890
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Local number:
AAA 800
AAA
AAA shelwill
Restrictions & Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy
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William Henry Shelton autobiography, 1840-1890
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_213146

Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1993, n.d

Creator:
Suba, Susanne 1913-  Search this
Uniform title:
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)  Search this
Physical description:
0.2 linear ft
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1939
1939-1993
1939-1993, nd
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Local number:
aaa
AAA subasusa
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1993, n.d
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_215761

Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002

Creator:
Cady, Harrison 1877-1970  Search this
Subject:
Burgess, Thornton W (Thornton Waldo) 1874-1965  Search this
Pleissner, Ogden M  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow 1906-1978  Search this
Physical description:
17.7 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Date:
1902
1902-2002
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA cadyharr
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_208861

Don Raymond David and Andrée Golbin papers, 1930-1980

Creator:
David, Don Raymond 1910-  Search this
Golbin, Andrée 1923-2006  Search this
Subject:
Donneson, Seena  Search this
Konzal, Joseph 1905-1994  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Lockspeiser, Eleanore 1900-1986  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold 1906-1978  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Stefanotti, Robert 1947-  Search this
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Physical description:
4.0 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1930
1930-1980
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA davidon
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Don Raymond David and Andrée Golbin papers, 1930-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_209510

Emerson Crosby Kelly research material relating to J. Francis Murphy, 1761-1973

Creator:
Kelly, Emerson Crosby 1899-  Search this
Photography firm:
Hollinger & Co  Search this
Photographer:
Moffett (Firm)  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon 1821-1896  Search this
Vandyk, C  Search this
Subject:
Carlsen, Emil 1853-1932  Search this
Murphy, John Francis 1853-1921  Search this
Murphy, Adah Clifford 1860-1949  Search this
Murphy, John Francis 1853-1921  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pestalozzi Foundation of America  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Physical description:
16.7 linear ft. (on 21 microfilm reels)
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Catalogues raisonnés
Photographs
Pictorial works
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (State)
Arkville (N.Y.)
Date:
1761
1761-1973
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Painters--Biography  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Local number:
AAA 4341-4361
AAA
AAA kellemer
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Emerson Crosby Kelly research material relating to J. Francis Murphy, 1761-1973
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_209867

Dorothy Ferriss papers, 1916-1971

Creator:
Ferriss, Dorothy d. 1975  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 linear ft. (127 items)
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1916
1916-1971
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA ferrdoro
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Dorothy Ferriss papers, 1916-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_210339

William Clarke Rice papers, 1893-1928

Creator:
Rice, William Clarke 1875-1928  Search this
Physical description:
0.4 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Date:
1893
1893-1928
Local number:
AAA 1785
AAA 1817
AAA
AAA ricewill
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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William Clarke Rice papers, 1893-1928
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_210515

Thomas Nast drawings, [ca. 1864-1902]

Creator:
Nast, Thomas 1840-1902  Search this
Physical description:
56 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1864
1864-1902
ca 1864-1902
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Political cartoons  Search this
Local number:
AAA 2523
AAA 3161
AAA
AAA nastthod
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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Thomas Nast drawings, [ca. 1864-1902]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211272

Will Foster papers, 1919-1974

Creator:
Foster, William Frederick 1882-1953  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 linear ft
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882
1882-1954
1919-1974
Topic:
Magazine illustration  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA
AAA fostwill
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Will Foster papers, 1919-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211792

Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010

Creator:
Frueh, Alfred Joseph 1880-1968  Search this
Uniform title:
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)  Search this
Physical description:
7.7 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Caricatures and cartoons
Date:
1904
1904-2010
circa 1880-2010
Topic:
Actors  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA fruealfr
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center
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Alfred J. Frueh papers, circa 1880-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_215182

William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977

Creator:
Gropper, William 1897-1977  Search this
Subject:
Horowitz, Benjamin 1912-  Search this
Parsons, Frank Alvah 1868-1930  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Crowninshield, Frank 1872-1947  Search this
Henri, Robert 1865-1929  Search this
Lozowick, Louis 1892-1973  Search this
Gropper, Sophie  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Heritage Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
3.3 linear ft
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1916
1916-1983
bulk 1926-1977
Topic:
Art--Political aspects  Search this
Local number:
aaa 3501-3504
AAA gropwill
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216031

Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall collection of Miné Okubo papers, circa 1940-2001

Creator:
Okubo, Miné  Search this
Hall, Gaylord  Search this
Leeper, Roy  Search this
Subject:
Hamilton, Howard  Search this
Tono, Doris  Search this
Tono, Harry  Search this
Central Utah Relocation Center  Search this
Physical description:
1.4 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1940
2001
circa 1940-2001
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA okubmine
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Roy Leeper and Gaylord Hall collection of Miné Okubo papers, circa 1940-2001
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227022

Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk, 1904-1999

Creator:
Lamarque, Abril 1904-1999  Search this
Subject:
García Cabral, Ernesto 1890-1968  Search this
Hoffmaster, Paul  Search this
Kozlowski, Karol 1885-1969  Search this
Lamarque, Juan Abril  Search this
Lamarque, Milagros Abril  Search this
Massaguer, Conrado Walter 1889-1965  Search this
Portell-Vilá, Herminio 1901-1992  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Abril Lamarque Creations  Search this
Art Directors Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bacardí Corporation (Puerto Rico)  Search this
Dell Publishing Company  Search this
International Brotherhood of Magicians  Search this
Iowa State University  Search this
b National Press Club (U.S.)  Search this
New York Daily News (Firm)  Search this
New York Times Company  Search this
Oklahoma State University  Search this
Society of American Magicians  Search this
Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
United States Department of State  Search this
University Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
6.8 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Date:
1883
1883-2001
bulk 1904-1999
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Design--Study and teaching  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA lamaabri
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Abril Lamarque papers, 1883-2001, bulk, 1904-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228078

Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003

Creator:
White, Robert 1921-2002  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Amyas  Search this
Cremer, Theodore  Search this
Fleischmann, Patricia  Search this
Fosburgh, Hugh 1916-  Search this
Franklin, Gilbert 1919-2004  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland 1901-1998  Search this
Hobbs, Susan 1945-  Search this
Harrison, Jim  Search this
Huntington, Willard R  Search this
Kean, Rebekah Harkness  Search this
La Farge, Bancel 1865-1938  Search this
Lamb, Ward  Search this
Lessard, Suzannah  Search this
Lowe, David 1933-  Search this
Matthiessen, Peter  Search this
O'Cain, Walker  Search this
Oxman, Katja  Search this
Oxman, Mark  Search this
Platt, Frank C (Frank Cheney) 1932-  Search this
Pope, Laura Spencer  Search this
Resika, Ellen  Search this
Resika, Paul  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Russotto, Paul  Search this
Simon, Sidney 1917-1997  Search this
Styron, William 1925-  Search this
White, Bessie Chanler  Search this
White, Claire Nicolas 1925-  Search this
White, Lawrence Grant  Search this
Parsons School of Design Faculty  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture School Faculty  Search this
State University of New York at Stony Brook Faculty  Search this
United States Coast Guard  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
American Battle Monuments Commission  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Davis Galleries  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Graham Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Heckscher Museum  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Peabody Museum  Search this
State University of New York at Stony Brook  Search this
Steuben Glass, inc  Search this
Suffolk Museum  Search this
Physical description:
8.4 linear ft
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
1889
1889-2003
bulk circa 1920s-2003
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture--Study and teaching  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA whiterobe
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information
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Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246988

Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, circa 1905-2006, bulk 1928-1977

Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill 1894-1951  Search this
Appel, Marianne 1913-1988  Search this
Subject:
Henson, Jim  Search this
Albright Art School (Buffalo, N.Y.) Faculty  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
Physical description:
5.0 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1910
1910-2006
circa 1905-2006
bulk 1928-1977
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA meckaust
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Rockwell Kent papers

Creator:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Artists League of America  Search this
Artists' Union (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Citizens' Committee for Government Arts Projects  Search this
Farmers Union of the New York Milk Shed  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
International Workers Order  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)  Search this
National Maritime Union of America  Search this
United American Artists  Search this
United Office and Professional Workers of America  Search this
United Scenic Artists  Search this
Boyesen, Bayard  Search this
Chamberlain, J. E.  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964  Search this
Daniel, Charles, 1878-1971  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963  Search this
Fitzgerald, James, 1899-1971  Search this
Freuchen, Peter, 1886-1957  Search this
Gellert, Hugo, 1892-1985  Search this
Gottlieb, Harry, 1895-  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hays, Lee, 1914-1981  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Keller, Charles, 1914-2006  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Nearing, Helen  Search this
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983  Search this
Pach, Walter, 1883-1958  Search this
Phillips, Duncan, 1886-1966  Search this
Rasmussen, Knud, 1879-1933  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977  Search this
Wildenstein, Felix, 1883-1952  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
88 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1840-1993
bulk 1935-1961
Summary:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88.0 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.
Scope and Content Note:
The Rockwell Kent papers measure 88 linear feet and date from circa 1840 to 1993 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1935 to 1961. The collection provides comprehensive coverage of Kent's career as a painter, illustrator, designer, writer, lecturer, traveler, political activist, and dairy farmer.

Circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the papers are highlighted in an article by Garnett McCoy ("The Rockwell Kent Papers," in the Archives of American Art Journal, 12, no. 1 [January 1972]: 1-9), recommended reading for researchers interested in the collection. The collection is remarkably complete, for in the mid 1920s Kent began keeping carbon copies of all outgoing letters, eventually employing a secretary (who became his third wife and continued her office duties for the remainder of Kent's life).

Series 1: Alphabetical Files contain Kent's personal and professional correspondence, along with business records of the dairy farm and associated enterprises; also included are printed matter on a wide variety of topics and promotional literature relating to organizations and causes of interest to him. Voluminous correspondence with his three wives, five children, and other relatives, as well as with literally hundreds of friends, both lifelong and of brief duration, illuminates Kent's private life and contributes to understanding of his complex character. Among the many correspondents of note are: his art teachers William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; fellow artists Tom Cleland, Arthur B. Davies, James Fitzgerald, Hugo Gellert, Harry Gottleib, Marsden Hartley, Charles Keller, and Ruth Reeves; collectors Duncan Phillips and Dan Burne Jones; critics J. E. Chamberlain and Walter Pach; and dealers Charles Daniel, Felix Wildenstein, and Macbeth Galleries. Kent corresponded with such diverse people as Arctic explorers Peter Freuchen, Knud Rasmussen, and Vilhjalmar Steffanson; composer Carl Ruggles and songwriters Lee Hays and Pete Seeger; civil rights pioneers Paul Robeson and Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois; writers Bayard Boyesen, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Louis Untermeyer; and art historian and print curator Carl Zigrosser.

Kent's interest and involvement in the labor movement are reflected in correspondence with officials and members of a wide variety and large number of unions and related organizations, among them: the Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of America, Farmers' Union of the New York Milk Shed, International Workers Order, National Maritime Union, and United Office and Professional Workers of America. Of special interest is his participation, often in leadership roles, in various attempts to organize artists. Files on the American Artists' Congress, Artists League of America, The Artists Union, United American Artists, and United Scenic Artists contain particularly valuable material on the movement.

A supporter of New Deal efforts to aid artists, Kent was actively interested in the various programs and often was critical of their limitations; he advocated continuing federal aid to artists after the Depression abated. The Kent papers include correspondence with the Federal Arts Project, Federal Fine Arts Project, Federal Writers Project, and the War Department, as well as correspondence with the Citizens' Committee for Government Art Projects and President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the subject.

Kent's professional correspondence documents exhibitions, sales, consignments, and reproduction of prints and paintings. He kept meticulous records of his advertising commissions and illustration work. Detailed correspondence with publishers and printers indicates Kent's involvement in the technical aspects of production and provides a good overview of the publishing industry during the mid-twentieth century.

Business records of Asgaard Farm include records of the dairy and transfer of ownership to its employees, tax and employee information, and documents concerning several related business ventures such as distributor ships for grain, feed, and farm implements.

Series 2: Writings consists of notes, drafts, and completed manuscripts by Rockwell Kent, mainly articles, statements, speeches, poems, introductions, and reviews. The Kent Collection given to Friendship House, Moscow, in 1960, was augmented later by a set of his publications and the illustrated manuscripts of many of his monographs. Also included are a small number of manuscripts by other authors.

Series 3: Artwork consists mainly of drawings and sketches by Kent; also included are works on paper by other artists, many of whom are unidentified, and by children.

Series 4: Printed Matter consists of clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, broadsides, programs, and newsletters. These include items by and about Kent and his family, as well as articles written and/or illustrated by him, and reviews of his books. There is also material on a variety of subjects and causes of interest to him. Additional printed matter is included among the alphabetical files, mainly as attachments to correspondence.

Series 5: Miscellaneous includes biographical material, legal documents, and memorabilia. Artifacts received with papers include textile samples, a silk scarf, dinnerware, ice bucket, and rubber stamp, all featuring designs by Rockwell Kent. Also with this series are a variety of documents including a phrenological analysis of an ancestor, lists of supplies for expeditions, a hand-drawn map of an unidentified place, and technical notes regarding art materials and techniques.

Series 6: Photographs includes photographs of Kent, his family and friends, travel, and art number that over one thousand. Also included here are several albums of family and travel photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically. The arrangement of the remaining series is explained in each series description. Note that sealed materials that became available in 2000 were microfilmed separately on reels 5740-5741, but have integrated into this finding aid.

Missing Title

Series 1: Alphabetical Files, circa 1900-1971, undated (Reels 5153-5249, 5256, 5740-5741)

Series 2: Writings, 1906-1978, undated (Reels 5249-5252, 5741)

Series 3: Art Work, 1910-1972, undated (Reels 5252, 5741)

Series 4: Printed Matter, 1905-1993, undated (Reels 5252-5254)

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1859-1969, undated (Reels 5254, 5741)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1840-1970, undated (Reels 5254-5255, 5741)
Biographical Note:
Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), an energetic and multitalented man, pursued many interests and careers during his very long and active life. At various times he was an architect, draftsman, carpenter, unskilled laborer, painter, illustrator, printmaker, commercial artist, designer, traveler/explorer, writer, professional lecturer, dairy farmer, and political activist.

While studying architecture at Columbia University, Kent enrolled in William Merritt Chase's summer school at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island. He then redirected his career ambitions toward painting and continued to study with Chase in New York. Kent spent a summer working and living with Abbott H. Thayer in Dublin, New Hampshire, and attended the New York School of Art, where Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller were his teachers.

Critically and financially, Kent was a successful artist. He was very well known for his illustration work--particularly limited editions of the classics, bookplates, and Christmas cards. He was a prolific printmaker, and his prints and paintings were acquired by many major museums and private collectors. During the post-World War II era, Kent's political sympathies resulted in the loss of commissions, and his adherence to artistic conservatism and outspoken opposition to modern art led to disfavor within art circles. After many years of declining reputation in this country and unsuccessful attempts to find a home for the Kent Collection, Kent gave his unsold paintings--the majority of his oeuvre--to the Soviet Union, where he continued to be immensely popular.

An avid traveler, Kent was especially fascinated by remote, Arctic lands and often stayed for extended periods of time to paint, write, and become acquainted with the local inhabitants. Between 1918 and 1935, he wrote and illustrated several popular books about his experiences in Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, and Greenland. In the 1930s and 1940s, Kent was much in demand as a lecturer, making several nationwide tours under the management of a professional lecture bureau; he spoke mainly about his travels, but among his standard lectures were some on "art for the people."

In 1927, Kent purchased Asgaard Farm at AuSable Forks, New York, in the Adirondacks, where he lived for the remainder of his life, operating a modern dairy farm on a modest scale for many years.

As a young man, Kent met Rufus Weeks, became committed to social justice, and joined the Socialist Party. Throughout his life, he supported left-wing causes and was a member or officer of many organizations promoting world peace and harmonious relations with the Soviet Union, civil rights, civil liberties, antifascism, and organized labor. Kent was frequently featured as a celebrity sponsor or speaker at fund-raising events for these causes. In 1948, he ran unsuccessfully as the American Labor Party's candidate for Congress. Kent's unpopular political views eventually led to the dissolution of his dairy business, resulted in a summons to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and prompted the U.S. State Department to deny him a passport, an action that subsequently was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kent wrote two autobiographies, This Is My Own (1940) and It's Me, O Lord (1955). In 1969, he was the subject of an oral history interview conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.

Missing Title

1882 -- born, Tarrytown, New York

1887 -- death of Rockwell Kent, Sr.

1894-1896 -- attended Cheshire Academy

1895 -- toured Europe with Aunt Jo

1896 -- attended Horace Mann School, New York City

1900-1902 -- studied architecture at Columbia University

1900-1902 -- attended William Merritt Chase's summer school, Shinnecock Hills, Long Island

1903 -- studied with William Merritt Chase, New York City

1904 -- first sale of a painting

1904 -- met Rufus Weeks and attended first Socialist meeting

1905 -- lived and worked with Abbott H. Thayer, Dublin, New Hampshire

1905 -- first painting trip to Monhegan Island, Maine

1907 -- first one-man show, Claussen Galleries, New York City

1908 -- marriage to Kathleen Whiting

1908 -- studied with Robert Henri

1908 -- joined Socialist Party

1909 -- birth of Rockwell, III

1910 -- ran Monhegan Summer School of Art

1910 -- first trip to Newfoundland

1910 -- helped to organize first Independent Exhibition

1911 -- birth of Kathleen

1912 -- moved to Winona, Minnesota

1913 -- birth of Clara

1914 -- settled in Newfoundland

1915 -- deported from Newfoundland

1915 -- birth of Barbara

1917 -- served as full-time organizer and administrator of Independent Exhibition

1918-1919 -- in Alaska with son Rocky

1919 -- purchased Egypt Farm, Arlington, Vermont

1919 -- incorporated self

1920 -- publication of Wilderness

1920 -- birth of Gordon

1922 -- traveled to Tierra del Fuego

1924 -- publication of Voyaging

1925 -- trip to France

1925 -- divorced from Kathleen

1926 -- marriage to Frances Lee

1926 -- traveled to Ireland

1927 -- purchased Asgaard Farm, AuSable, New York

1927 -- editor of Creative Art

1927 -- helped organize National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.

1929 -- sailed to Greenland on Direction

1930 -- publication of N by E

1932-1933 -- returned to Greenland

1934-1935 -- final trip to Greenland

1935 -- publication of Salamina

1936 -- trip to Puerto Rico

1937 -- trip to Brazil

1937-1938 -- Post Office Department mural commission and controversy over Eskimo-language message interpreted as encouraging Puerto Rican independence

1939 -- divorced from Frances

1939 -- General Electric Co. mural commission for New York World's Fair

1940 -- publication of This Is My Own

1940 -- marriage to Shirley Johnstone (Sally)

1942 -- solo exhibition, Know and Defend America, at Wildenstein Galleries, New York City

1946 -- elected to Executive Committee of American Labor Party

1948 -- congressional candidate, American Labor Party

1948 -- transferred ownership of dairy to remaining employees after boycott resulting from support of Wallace for president

1949 -- attended World Congress for Peace, Paris

1950-1958 -- denied U.S. passport; lawsuit, appeals, and Supreme Court decision reinstating right to travel

1953 -- testified before House Un-American Activities Committee

1955 -- publication of It's Me, O Lord

1958 -- one-man show at Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

1959 -- publication of Of Men and Mountains

1960 -- gift of Kent Collection to Friendship House, Moscow

1960 -- exhibition at Pushkin Museum, Moscow

1963 -- publication of Greenland Journal

1966 -- elected to Academy of Arts of the USSR

1967 -- awarded Lenin Peace Prize, Moscow

1969 -- oral history interview, Archives of American Art

1969 -- home at Asgaard destroyed by fire; papers survived with some water and smoke damage

1969 -- first installment of Rockwell Kent Papers donated to Archives of American Art

1971 -- died, Plattsburgh, New York

1971 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent Papers to Archives of American Art

1979 -- gift of textile samples to the Archives of American Art

1996 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent Papers to Archives of American Art

2000 -- death of Sally [Shirley Johnstone] Kent Gorton

2000 -- previously sealed correspondence of wives Frances and Sally (Series 1) opened to researchers

2001 -- gift of additional Rockwell Kent papers to the Archives of American Art from the Estate of Sally Kent [Shirley Johnstone] Gorton
Provenance:
In 1969, Rockwell Kent donated his papers to the Archives of American Art; textile samples were received in 1979, and his widow gave additional papers in 1971 and 1996. Letters to Rockwell Kent from wives Frances and Sally, sealed during Sally Kent Gorton's lifetime, became available for research after her death in 2000, and further material was donated to the Archives of American Art in 2001 by the Estate of Sally Kent [Shirley Johnstone] Gorton.
Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not microfilmed or digitized 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:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Authors -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Political aspects  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art and war  Search this
Commercial art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Function:
Labor unions
Genre/Form:
Poems
Sketches
Business records
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kentrock
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Susanne Suba papers

Topic:
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Creator:
Suba, Susanne, 1913-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1993, n.d
Scope and Contents:
Biographical documents, including awards, 1943-1947, and membership certificates, 1941-1946; exhibition catalog and announcements, 1962- 1982; New Yorker covers illustrated by Suba, 1939-1963; photographs of Suba's work at a book fair, a photograph of Suba, and 10 35mm color slides of her work.
ADDITION: Correspondence, 1940-1993, n.d.; notes; exhibition brochures; printed material; and photographs. Among the correspondents are Eleanor Estes, and New Yorker contributors Arthur Getz and William Maxwell. Also included is a bibliography of Suba's illustrated books from 1936-1981. Photographs include images of Arthur Getz and Getz's paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 1994-2000 by Susanne Suba.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.subasusa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97351af0f-22e1-4345-b454-40dc9d90bd0e
EDAN-URL:
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