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Janet deCoux papers

Creator:
deCoux, Janet, 1904-1999  Search this
Names:
Guild of Liturgy, Art and Design  Search this
Liturgical Arts Society  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Moore, Bruce, 1905-1980  Search this
Extent:
3.92 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Poetry
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1895-2000
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Janet DeCoux date from 1895-2000 and measure 3.92 linear feet. The collection documents DeCoux's career through scattered biographical material, correspondence, audio cassette tapes of an autobiographical narrative, an interview transcript, miscellaneous notes and writings, sketchbooks and drawings, files for commissioned sculpture projects, printed material, photographs of DeCoux, family members, friends, colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Janet deCoux measure 3.92 linear feet and date from 1895 to 2000. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material, including curriculum vitae and a file concerning deCoux's induction as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. Correspondence is primarily between family, friends, and colleagues. It includes letters from Carl Milles, Bruce Moore, C.P. Jennewein, the Guild of Liturgy, Art and Design (GLAD), the Liturgical Arts Society, Inc., sculptor James Earle Fraser, offering advice on various sculpture projects, his wife Laura Gardin Fraser, a letter of congratulations from Paul Manship on the occasion of deCoux's election to the National Academy of Design, and approximately fifty letters, 1944-1952, from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. There are also one or two letters from Lu Duble, Joseph Bailey Ellis, Mark Tobey, and Albert Wein.

Found within the papers are a transcript of an interview of deCoux by George Gurney, and audio cassettes with transcripts of an autobiographical narrative by deCoux. Miscellaneous notes and writings include autobiographical accounts and poems by deCoux and miscellaneous writings by others. Seven of deCoux's sketchbooks and a folder of drawings by deCoux, as well as a portrait of deCoux by C. Paul Jennewein are found in the Artwork series. Project files contain letters, receipts, clippings, brochures, and photographs for sculpture projects primarily commissioned by religious organizations. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous brochures. Photographs are of deCoux, family members, friends including Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her children, colleagues including James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, Carl Milles, and Bruce Moore, and sculpture.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Glass plate negative housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1895-1993 (Box 1; 13 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-2000 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Interviews, 1978, 1990 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1937-1996 (Box 2; 23 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, 1928-1929 (Boxes 2, 6; 9 folders)

Series 6: Project Files, 1942-1982 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 36 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1906-2000 (Box 3; 20 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1926-1996 (Boxes 3-6, MGP 1; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Janet deCoux was born on October 5, 1904 in Niles, Michigan, the youngest of the five children of Bertha Wright deCoux and Rev. Charles John deCoux, an Episcopal clergyman. The family moved to Grand Rapids in 1908 and four years later to a farm in Gibsonia, outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

deCoux studied with Joseph Bailey Ellis at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1925 to 1927. She then apprenticed in the New York studio of C. Paul Jennewein for fifteen months, followed by a year at the Gorham Bronze Division learning architectural modeling. She also worked with Aristide Cianfarani in Providence, and for Alvin Meyer in Chicago. While serving her apprenticeships, she attended night school at the New York School of Industrial Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Art Institute of Chicago. deCoux was then employed in James Earle Fraser's studio where she had previously assisted Gozo Kawamura.

In 1932 deCoux met Eliza Miller in the sculpture department of Carnegie Tech, beginning a sixty-year relationship in which they shared a shop and adjoining studios in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. For several months in 1935, deCoux traveled to Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, where she joined her friend Aly Moore, the wife of sculptor Bruce Moore. She first met longtime friend Father Hughson on a ship returning to the United States from Europe.

A Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to deCoux in 1938 was renewed for a second year. In 1943, she became resident instructor at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Janet deCoux died in December 1999.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Janet deCoux done by George Gurney, May 5, 1978.
Provenance:
The Janet deCoux papers were donated in 1992 by the artist and in two later installments in 2000-2001 by her longtime companion, Eliza Miller.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Janet deCoux papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Poetry
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Janet deCoux papers, 1895-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.decojane
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Janet deCoux papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-decojane
Online Media:

Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks

Names:
Pennsylvania Railroad Company  Search this
Santa Fe Railroad  Search this
Transcontinental Air Transport  Search this
Claire, Ina  Search this
Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937  Search this
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1909-  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Pickford, Mary  Search this
Sheaffer, Daniel  Search this
Extent:
1.59 Cubic feet (3 flat boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1929
Summary:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks collection consists of three large, fabric covered scrapbooks. The set documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities of TAT for the period of time between June and November, 1929.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes three scrapbooks. The news clippings in Volume I cover the period of July 6-10, 1929, when the first transcontinental air-rail service was inaugurated. Volume II, covering the period of June 11 through August 23, 1929, documents the pre- and post-inaugural activities surrounding the establishment of the TAT. Both volumes contain newsprint with images of high-profile travelers and stakeholders, such as Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Ina Claire, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. The third volume (untitled) covers the time between September 4 and November 1, 1929, when the news of the TAT Ford Tri-Motor "City of San Francisco" disappearing in the mountains of New Mexico captivated readers nationwide.
Arrangement:
This collection is in orginal order, with each scrapbook compiled in chronological order.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was the first U.S. airline associated with railroads (Pennsylvania and Santa Fe) to provide a rapid form of coast-to-coast transportation. Daniel M. Sheaffer, chairman of the executive committee of TAT, was a pioneer in the development of commercial aviation for passenger and express mail services. Both he and founder Clement Melville Keys were instrumental in the development of the TAT line and with the inauguration of the service.
Provenance:
Pennsylvania Railroad, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0081, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Railroad travel  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Passenger traffic  Search this
Ford Tri-Motor Family  Search this
Curtiss Condor Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks, Acc. XXXX.0081, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0081
See more items in:
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), Inc. Air-Rail Service Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0081
Online Media:

Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia [Stanley King] Collection

Creator:
King, Stanley.  Search this
Names:
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Extent:
6.05 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Date:
1927-1939
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 6.05 cubic feet of material relating to Charles Lindbergh including photograph albums; scrapbooks; postcards; photographs; philately; sheet music; records; film; CDs (data and audio); videotapes; flyers; articles; advertisements; reception ephemera; magazines; and labels.
Scope and Contents:
The Stanley King collection was donated to the Museum in 2002, and the archival material was later transferred to the Archives. The archival material includes photograph albums; scrapbooks; postcards; photographs; philately; sheet music; records; film; CDs (data and audio); videotapes; flyers; articles; advertisements; reception ephemera; magazines; and labels. The thirteen photo albums, arranged chronologically from 1927-1938, include some lovely photographs of Anne Lindbergh and their flights in the Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq;" Lindbergh's tour through Mexico and South America; and the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. and the subsequent trial. The four scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings (with a few pieces of sheet music) relating mostly to the 1927 flight.
Biographical / Historical:
On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. Composed of more than 400 artifacts and archival items, this collection illustrates the popular culture phenomenon that turned the reserved young pilot from Minnesota into the first media superstar of the 20th century. The colorful assortment of commemorative toys, pins, games, bottles, jewelry, hats and pennants was collected by Lindbergh enthusiast Stanley King over several decades and donated to the museum in 2002. Most of the items were mass-merchandised to the public as Lindbergh toured the United States and Latin America in the years immediately following the New York-to-Paris flight. The artifacts and archival material reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods
Provenance:
Stanley King, Gift, 2002, NASM.2010.0022
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Tingmissartoq"  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Ephemera
Photograph albums
Sheet music
Citation:
Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia [Stanley King] Collection, NASM.2010.0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2010.0022
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2010-0022

No more words : a journal of my mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh / Reeve Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001 Last years  Search this
Lindbergh, Reeve Family  Search this
Physical description:
174 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Aging parents--Family relationships  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Parent and adult child  Search this
Mothers and daughters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748403

Anne Morrow Lindbergh : first lady of the air / Kathleen C. Winters

Title:
First lady of the air
Author:
Winters, Kathleen C  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974 Family  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 241 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
Women air pilots  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788918

Earth shine

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 73 p. illus. (part col.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa, East
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561517

Under a wing : a memoir / Reeve Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Reeve  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Reeve Childhood and youth  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974 Family  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001 Family  Search this
Lindbergh family  Search this
Physical description:
223 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Women authors, American--Family relationships  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Families  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L7454 A1 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563005

Anne Morrow Lindbergh : her life / Susan Hertog

Author:
Hertog, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974 Marriage  Search this
Physical description:
561 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Air pilots' spouses--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_590493

Crossing the distance [videorecording] / WETA, Smithsonian Institution

Author:
McCullough, David G  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) Department of Educational Activities  Search this
Physical description:
1 videorecording (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1984
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Call number:
video 83
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403177

Anne Morrow Lindbergh reminisces about life with Lindy / by Alden Whitman

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Whitman, Alden  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Physical description:
p. 16-18, 22, [26], 28 : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Call number:
TL540.L74 W6 1977
TL540.L74W6 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411358

Loss of Eden : a biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh / Joyce Milton

Author:
Milton, Joyce  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
520 p. : ill.; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L7452 M6 1993
TL540.L5M52 1993X
CT275.L7452M6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439314

Autobiography of values / Charles A. Lindbergh ; editor, William Jovanovich ; coeditor, Judith A. Schiff

Author:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Jovanovich, William  Search this
Schiff, Judith Ann  Search this
Inscriber:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Wolf, Alfred L (Alfred Loeb) 1904-1985 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 423, [1] p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L5 A27 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483434

North to the Orient / by Anne Morrow Lindbergh ; with maps by Charles A. Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Former owner:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960 DSI  Search this
Ride, Sally DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
255, [1] p., 1 leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
East Asia
Date:
1935
C1935
Topic:
Transpacific flights  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L49 A3 1935X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483436

War within and without : diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 471 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Diaries
Correspondence
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L7451 A1
CT275.L7451A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_202198

North to the Orient, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; with maps by Charles A. Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Physical description:
255 p. front., illus. (maps) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
East Asia
Date:
1935
[c1935]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Radio in aeronautics  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L739 A1n
TL540.L739A1n
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_265347

War within and without : diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1939-1944

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
xxxi, 471 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Diaries
Correspondence
Date:
1979
C1979
20th century
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
Call number:
PS3523.I516 Z528X
PS3523.I516Z528X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_125354

Flying with the Lindberghs

Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) illus. (part col.), maps. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Date:
[n.d.]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L74 F6
TL540.L74F6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_161186

Bring me a unicorn; diaries and letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1922-1928

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 259 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[c1972]
Call number:
TL540.L739 A1b
TL540.L739A1b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_13400

Listen! the wind, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. With foreword and map drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 275 p. illus. (maps) pl. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
São Tiago Island (Cabo Verde)
Banjul (Gambia)
Natal (Brazil)
Date:
1938
[1938]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L739 A1
TL540.L739A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29633

Listen! the wind, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. With foreword and map drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh

Author:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001  Search this
Cartographer:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Autographer:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001 DSI  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Magrath Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow 1906-2001 Travel  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974 Travel  Search this
Tingmissartoq (Airplane)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 275 pages, [1] leaf of plates. illustrations (maps) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
São Tiago Island (Cabo Verde)
Banjul (Gambia)
Natal (Brazil)
Date:
1938
©1938
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
TL540.L739 A1
TL540.L49 A27 1938X
TL540.L739A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29634

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