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Designs for the Panama-Pacific Exposition gold dollar coin

Subject:
Keck, Charles  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1914
Topic:
Founders  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7624
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Charles Keck papers, circa 1905-circa 1954
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7624

Allen Tupper True standing in front of an unfinished Frank Brangwyn mural

Subject:
Brangwyn, Frank, Sir  Search this
True, Allen Tupper  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1913-1915
Topic:
Murals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16987
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16987
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The American Pioneer, A Reverie by Solon Borglum

Subject:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1915
Topic:
Public sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11671
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Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11671
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Panama-Pacific International Exposition jury members

Photographer:
Moulin, Gabriel, 1872-1945  Search this
Moulin, Gabriel, 1872-1945  Search this
Subject:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1915
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15571
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Frank Duveneck and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15571
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Robert Reid at work on a mural for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Subject:
Reid, Robert  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
not after 1915
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5742
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Robert Reid papers, circa 1880-circa 1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5742

Panama-Pacific International Exposition Show list of jury members and award winners

Subject:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1915 July 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15567
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Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art records, 1883-1962, bulk 1885-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15567
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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk 1895-1999

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Winter, Ezra  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Couper, William  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
Nelson, Laurence  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H.  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8873
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211058
AAA_collcode_beacches
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211058
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Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk 1877-1939

Creator:
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931  Search this
Subject:
Butler, Theodore Earl  Search this
Hale, Nancy  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Hart, William H.  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Kennedy, Albert J. (Albert Joseph)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Topic:
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7634
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209797
AAA_collcode_halephil
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209797
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The sculpture & murals of the Panama-Pacific international exposition: the official handbook, giving the symbolism, meaning and location of all works, with information concerning the sculptors and artists

Creator:
Perry, Stella G. S. (Stella George Stern), 1877-  Search this
Perry, Stella G. S. (Stella George Stern), 1877-  Search this
Subject:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1915
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15846
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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk 1895-1999
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15846

Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographs, 1915

Creator:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Exhibitions
Topic:
Sculpture -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Fairs -- Photographs  Search this
Exhibitions -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8829
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211014
AAA_collcode_panainte
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211014

Frank B. McConnell papers, 1895-1939

Creator:
McConnell, Frank B.  Search this
McConnell, Frank B.  Search this
Subject:
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
California Midwinter International Exposition (1894 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7946
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210114
AAA_collcode_mccofran
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210114

Willis Polk scrapbooks, 1908-1924

Creator:
Polk, Willis, 1867-1924  Search this
Polk, Willis, 1867-1924  Search this
Subject:
D.H. Burnham & Co.  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8580
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210759
AAA_collcode_polkwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210759

Official souvenir view book of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, 1915

Issuing body:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company  Search this
Former owner:
Covell, William K. DSI  Search this
Author:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition Company  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Publisher:
R.A. Reid (Publisher),)  Search this
Subject:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
[40] pages chiefly illustrations 25 x 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
California
San Francisco
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1915
Topic:
Architecture and photography  Search this
Exhibition buildings  Search this
Call number:
TC781.C1 A54 1915 folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1076327

Sara R. Currie papers about Alfred Lenz, 1899-1926

Creator:
Currie, Sara R. (Sara Rockefeller)  Search this
Currie, Sara R. (Sara Rockefeller)  Search this
Subject:
Lenz, Alfred  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Sculpting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210047
AAA_collcode_currsara
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210047

Imperial Geological Survey of Japan [microform] : with a catalogue of articles exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held at San Francisco, United States of America in 1915

Author:
Chishitsu Chōsajo (Japan)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Chishitsu Chōsajo (Japan)  Search this
Physical description:
65 p. : maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Microforms
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1915
Topic:
Geology--Surveys  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
mfm 003107.170.18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_487025

The Japan Advertiser ... Panama Pacific edition ...(September 1915)

Creator:
The Japan Advertiser. (Tokyo.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (1/2 size; , 58 x 45.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 253
Type:
Archival materials
Newspapers
Place:
United States
Date:
1915 Sept
Image:
20 page Newspaper with a 16 page insert on the Exposition added

Main Image: Photographs from Exposition in the insert
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 4510
General:
Issued by: The Japan Advertiser

Issued for: Panama Pacific Exposition

Artist(s): Anon
Locale:
Tokyo
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Exhibitions, Films, Publications  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83663fe98-3b47-4f6c-a0af-b1af0777ab1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref8769

Chester Beach papers

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H., 1879-1961  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Extent:
7.32 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Date:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Summary:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Scope and Contents:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical material consists of biographical notes, identification cards, and a membership certificate.

Project files contain correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings and plans, research materials, printed matter, and photographs that document commissions for sculpture, medals and coins, monuments, and Beach's own projects. Among the most thoroughly documented projects are a fountain sculpture for the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Sun, Earth, Fountain of the Waters, and Zodiac) and the Edward W. Bok Memorial in Mountain Lake, Florida; both commissions were executed in conjunction with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book records names, addresses, and occasionally indicates prices of services and supplies used by the sculptor. Other record books detail expenses and income of the studio building Beach owned, with a list of the effects of the former owner, sculptor William Couper; bronzes cast; sales, with titles, prices, and buyers; names and addresses of clients, dealers, and suppliers; and instructions for cleaning and bronzing plaster.

Family correspondence consists mainly of letters, many mentioning Chester Beach, and addressed to Mrs. Chester Beach and daughter Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Estate correspondence and related documents concern efforts to exhibit, sell, and research Beach's remaining work. These records, for the most part, were created by Mrs. Fitchen who acted as sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, and maintained the Beach archive. Of particular interest is a series of letters from Brenda Kuhn that relate what she learned from handling the estate of her father, Walt Kuhn; in addition, she offered ideas and advice about exhibitions, the Memorial Studio, and the Beach Centennial.

Beach designed his family's annual Christmas cards, most of which incorporate images of their three daughters. A complete set, preserved in an album, includes a few later cards that reproduce artwork by his widow. Many of the cards received - some with original artwork - are from artist friends, among them: Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, and Ezra Winter. Also of note are a card from Walker Hancock bearing a photograph of his studio; a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens, reproduced on Anna Hyatt Huntington's card; and a card from Beach patron Mary Jester Allen containing a brief note about the Frontier Art Colony she had established near Cody, Wyoming.

Among the drawings and sketches by Chester Beach are student work, designs for some of his Christmas cards, and a sketchbook containing drawings of sculpture. Work by other artists consists of prints, including one by Ezra Winter.

Three scrapbooks, largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material, contain a variety of other items, including: letters from the American Academy in Rome, Architectural League of New York, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Daniel Chester French, Hazel Brill Jackson, Frederick MacMonnies, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Jessica B. Piexotto, and Salon d'Autome. There are also awards and certificates from the National Academy of Design, Panama-Pacific International Exposition; bookplates and a place card Beach etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison; and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington. Photographs within the scrapbooks are of a night school class Beach attended at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, Beach at work in his studio, and a portrait of him painted by G. Laurance Nelson.

Printed material includes Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books, brochures about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and catalogs for solo and group exhibitions.

Photographs and glass plate negatives of artwork are mainly of Chester Beach's sculpture and include views of work in progress. Also found are photographs of drawings and sculpture from his student years in California and Paris. Pictures of work by other artists are portraits of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson and by his daughter, Natalie Beach McLaury. Among the photographs of Chester Beach are several by Gertrude Kasebier, circa 1910. Other pictures show Beach in his studio, Beach with family and friends, and a "Dinner tendered to Edmund W. Greacen by Samuel T. Shaw, Salmagundi Club, March 2, 1922." Places documented are Beach's boyhood home in San Francisco, the interiors of his studios, and Brookgreen Gardens. Miscellaneous subjects are nude models.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1947 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1846-1999 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1900-1958 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1913-1935 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 5: Correspondence, 1875, 1933-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Christmas Cards, 1909-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1900-1955 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1903-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1885-circa 1960s (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-9, 11, 14)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) was known for portrait busts, allegorical and mythological figures, coins and medallic art in the Beaux-Arts tradition. He lived and worked in New York City and Brewster, New York.

Chester Beach, son of Chilion Beach and Elizabeth Ferris Beach, was born in San Francisco on May 23, 1881. Beach initially studied at the California School of Mechanical Arts in 1899. He remained in San Francisco and between 1900 and 1902 continued his art training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art while working as a jewelry designer. To further his career and exposure to artistic trends, Beach moved to New York City in 1903. The following year, he went to Paris, enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also studied with Raoul Verlet at the Académie Julian.

Upon his return to New York in 1907, Beach established a studio on Tenth Street. He won the National Academy of Design's Barnett Prize for sculpture in 1907 and the Academy elected him an Associate Artist the following year. His increased stature resulted in numerous portrait commissions and eventually led to commissions for monuments and architectural sculpture. In 1910, Chester Beach married Eleanor Hollis Murdock, a painter he met when both were art students in Paris. The couple spent the next two years in Rome; for several years after returning, Beach continued to spend time in Italy and maintained a studio in Rome.

Solo exhibitions of Beach's work were presented at Macbeth Gallery (1912), Pratt Institute (1913), Cincinnati Art Museum (1916), John Herron Art Institute (1916), and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester (1917). In addition to frequent participation in annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Beach was represented in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and in group shows at venues including: Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and National Arts Club.

The gold medal presented by Académie Julian (1905), Beach's first award, was followed by many other prizes, among them: American Numismatic Society prize for a medal commemorating the Peace of Versailles (1919) and its Saltus Medal for distinguished medallic art (1946); Architectural League of New York gold medal (1924); National Academy of Design Barnett Prize (1907) and Watrous gold medal (1926); National Arts Club medal and prizes (1923, 1926, 1932); and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition silver medal (1915).

Beach was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a member of the American Numismatic Society, Architectural League of New York, National Arts Club, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Sculpture Society (President, 1927-1928).

For more than 40 years, Beach lived and worked at 207 East 17th Street. The brownstone, purchased in 1913, was large enough for the family's home, his studio, and additional studios that were rented to other artists. Through barter, Beach acquired land in Brewster, New York, and in 1917 hired Italian stonemasons to build a studio. Later, they erected a summer house for the family. Many old stone walls on the site provided material for both buildings and Beach named the property Oldwalls.

After a long illness, Chester Beach died at Oldwalls on August 6, 1956. The funeral service was held at his Brewster, New York, studio and he is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, New York.
Separated Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is microfilm of papers lent for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. While the obituary letters on reel N68-11 are referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, lent materials for microfilming in 1967 and 1967. Subsequent papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
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. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beacches
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Chester Beach papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93fbc1322-a3ff-4570-b08a-68b84efe296b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beacches
Online Media:

Willis Polk scrapbooks

Creator:
Polk, Willis, 1867-1924  Search this
Names:
D.H. Burnham & Co.  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Volumes ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1908-1924
Scope and Contents:
Five scrapbooks of clippings documenting Polk's career and many important Bay Area events during his time in San Francisco. Subjects of the clippings include the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the San Francisco civic center, and his partnership with D.H. Burnham and the subsequent establishment of his own firm in San Francisco.
Biographical / Historical:
Architect; San Francisco, Calif. Played an important part in shaping the city of San Francisco in the early part of the 19th century. Joined the firm of D.H. Burnham & Co. in Chicago. Following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Burnham set up an office in San Francisco, placing Polk in charge and with a partnership interest. It was one of the primary firms involved in the reconstruction of San Francisco. In 1911, Polk took over the San Francisco office and the name was changed to Willis Polk & Co. Some of his projects include the civic center, the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, the Chronicle Building, the Pacific Club, Women's City Club Building, major business buildings and homes of prominent citizens. Polk ran for mayor in 1915.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1975 by the California Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Architects -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Architecture -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Function:
Architectural firms -- California -- San Francisco
Identifier:
AAA.polkwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d3953d21-3b20-49d6-8c65-505c714e08ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-polkwill

Report on the participation of the United States in the exposition at San Francisco in 1915

Creator:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Names:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution -- Panama-Pacific International Exposition  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
7 Pages
Container:
Box 25b, Folder 373
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records / Series 17: Division of Ethnology / 17.1: Manuscript and Pamphlet File / Hough, Walter—Manuscripts
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw30991ccb4-2cbe-47ca-8ab8-cf03f255d01b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref16383

Sara R. Currie papers about Alfred Lenz

Creator:
Currie, Sara R. (Sara Rockefeller)  Search this
Names:
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Lenz, Alfred, 1872-1926  Search this
Extent:
35 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1926
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketch written by Currie; photographs of Lenz and some of his work; correspondence; an exhibition catalog; and postcards of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, Calif. in 1915; newspaper clippings about Lenz, and his sculptures, particularly "Stardust," done just before his death; and a printed reproduction of a bas relief done by Lenz of an Aztec Indian, 1910. [Microfilm title: Alfred Lenz papers.]
Biographical / Historical:
Sara R. Currie, Jacksonville, Fla., was a close friend of Lenz and described herself as his assistant. She is a member of the well-known Rockefeller family. Alfred Lenz, sculptor; born in Fon-du-Lac, Wisconsin. Moved to San Francisco at 19 years, but soon left and went to New York City where he spent a short period working for Gorham Silversmiths. He soon became absorbed with sculpting and devoted the rest of his life to developing and perfecting a special lost wax technique of casting metals which was used by the ancient Chinese. He also designed a bas relief medallion for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.
Other Title:
Alfred Lenz papers (microfilm title).
Provenance:
Donated by Sara R. Currie.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.currsara
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9933725ea-5f81-466a-ac49-1fb542f55f39
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-currsara

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