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Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers

Creator:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Arquin, Florence  Search this
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Biesel, Fred, 1893-1954  Search this
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Gardner, Helen, d. 1946  Search this
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry, 1925-  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1990
Scope and Contents:
Spears papers (ca. 0.5 ft.) include photographs of Spears and her work; writings about Spears; letters, 1935-1967; a file on the WPA; and travel notes. Blackshear's papers include: writings by and about Blackshear, including an unpublished manuscript by Blackshear, SURVEY OF ART, 1926, and an editor's proof of Helen Gardner's ART THROUGH THE AGES (3rd ed.); photographs of Blackshear and her work; travel diaries, 1920 and undated; ca. 80 sketches; a sketchbook; letters, 1925-1986; address books, 1947-1963 and undated; clippings, 1926-1967; exhibition announcements, 1929-1965; files on Gertrude Abercrombie, Alexander Archipenko, Florence Arquin, Helen Gardner, Whitney Halstead, Tom Kapsalis, Ray Yoshida, and others, containing letters, printed material, photographs of works of art, and personal photographs; and 2.0 ft. of notebooks on art.
Also included are 2.0 ft. of handmade Christmas cards to both Blackshear and Spears from Barbara Aubin, Fred Biesel, Frances Foy, Rockwell Kent, Ray Yoshida, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lecturer, writer, educator; Chicago, Ill. As a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Blackshear worked as a teaching assistant under Helen Gardner and then continued to teach there for 35 years. She had a lifetime friendship with painter and instructor Ethel Spears.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by William Terrell, Blackshears' nephew and executor.
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:
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.blackath
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Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Kent, Rockwell

Collection Creator:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920-circa 1960
Collection 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.
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Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers
Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers / Series 3: Handmade Holiday Cards
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blackath-ref78

Norman Bassett papers

Creator:
Bassett, Norman, 1891-  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Curry, John Steuart, 1897-1946  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (356 items on 1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1936-1954
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Norman Bassett papers consist of files on Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Rockwell Kent and Reginald Marsh containing correspondence and drafts of articles for special issues of Demcourier.
Biographical / Historical:
Norman Bassett (1891-1980) studied literature and art at the University of Wisconsin, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1914. In 1931 he bought the Democrat Printing Company and incorporated it as Demco Library Supplies, Inc. In 1932 Demco began publishing Demcourier, primarily an advertising journal, but one which also published a variety of articles, including a special series "American Authors as Printers." In 1935 Demcourier featured a Mark Twain centennial edition which proved popular, prompting Bassett to run regular issues featuring notable Americans. The first of these (1937) featured Rockwell Kent. Demcourier was discontinued in 1943. Bassett retired from Demco in 1972, and the company was sold to George Banta Company of Menasha, Wisconsin. Bassett became a director of Banta at that time.
Bassett retired from Demco in 1972, and the company was sold to George Banta Company of Menasha, Wisconsin. Bassett became a director of Banta at that time.
Related Materials:
The Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Library, Archives, and Museum Collections holds the Norman Bassett Papers, 1932-1956.
Provenance:
The Norman Bassett papers were presented to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin by him in 1954 and 1974. Only a small portion of the papers were microfilmed by the Archives of American Art in 1985. A complete bound set of DEMCOURIER can be found in the Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 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:
Philanthropists  Search this
Citation:
Norman Bassett papers. Owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bassnorm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bassnorm

Rockwell Kent

Photographer:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2195
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Forbes Watson papers, 1840-1967, bulk 1900-1960
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2195
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Rockwell Kent

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1950
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2965
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Macbeth Gallery records, 1947-1948, bulk 1892-1953
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2965
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Rockwell Kent at a teen camp

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4457
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4457

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4458
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4458

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4459
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4459

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4460
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4460

Rockwell Kent at a teen camp

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4461
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4461

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4463
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4463

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4465
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4465

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4467
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4467

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4468
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4468

Rockwell Kent at a camp for teens

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4469
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4469

Rockwell Kent with a boy from a children's camp.

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1955
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4472
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4472
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Rockwell Kent painting on a snowy ledge

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4473
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4473

Rockwell Kent painting outdoors in the snow

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4474
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4474

Rockwell Kent painting outdoors in the snow

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4475
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4475

Rockwell Kent painting outdoors in the snow

Subject:
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)4477
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Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_4477

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