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Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky, 1979 September 17

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Subject:
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J.  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213234
AAA_collcode_romans79
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213234

Oral history interview with Alvin S. Romansky

Interviewee:
Romansky, Alvin S., 1907-1994  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Blaffer family  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Cullinan, Nina J., 1896 or 9-1983  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Menil, John de  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Extent:
234 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1979 September 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alvin S. Romansky conducted 1979 September 17, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Romansky speaks of his history as a painter, ceramist, and collector; the art scene in Houston as he knew it; his political and law activities; artists and collectors who were his friends and associates; the Contemporary Arts Association; his European experiences; his personal philosophies; and the future of museums. He recalls the Blaffer family, Alexander Calder, Nina Cullinan, and John and Dominique de Menil; William Hayter and Buck Schiwetz.
Biographical / Historical:
Alvin S. Romansky (1907-1994) was a painter, ceramist, and collector of Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 43 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Ceramicists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Collectors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.romans79
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-romans79

Art League of Houston papers, 1948-1983

Creator:
Art League of Houston  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10496
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213920
AAA_collcode_artleagh
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213920

Art League of Houston papers

Creator:
Art League of Houston  Search this
Names:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Extent:
4 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1948-1983
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Art League of Houston papers contain two scrapbooks (1948-1983) including lists of events, members and officers, and printed material; as well as a file on the Art League's program, "Tribute to a Texas Artist," honoring E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz (1983), containing letters of congratulations to Schiwetz from artists and others, clippings, and printed material. Also included are 18 file books (1961-1979) containing correspondence with members, annual and treasurer's reports, newsletters, exhibition invitations, clippings, and printed material about events and activities sponsored by the Art League; photographs of the Art League building in Houston and guests at Schiwetz's tribute dinner; and reproductions of works by Schiwetz.
Biographical / Historical:
The Art League of Houston was founded in 1948 to assist and promote the work of Houston artists. It was incorporated in 1953. In addition to exhibiting the work of local artists, it sponsors classes, lectures, demonstrations, and awards.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1983 by the Art League of Houston.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.artleagh
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artleagh

Harold Phenix papers, 1959-1984

Creator:
Phenix, Harold, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10559
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214033
AAA_collcode_phenharo
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214033

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers, 1956-1981

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Subject:
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig  Search this
Blake, James R.  Search this
Bomar, Bill  Search this
Brants, Cynthia  Search this
Brownlow, David  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John  Search this
Cobelle, Charles  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L.  Search this
Dawson, Montague  Search this
Dehn, Adolf  Search this
Domjan, Joseph  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K.  Search this
Freed, Frank  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl)  Search this
Grammer, George  Search this
Guerin, John William  Search this
Hood, Dorothy  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather  Search this
Martin, Anthony  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc  Search this
Mood, Martha  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7746
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209911
AAA_collcode_herstere
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209911

The Schiwetz legacy: an artist's tribute to Texas, 1910-1971. Pictures by E.M. "Buck" Schiwetz, selected under the direction of John H. Lindsey. Introd. by R. Henderson Shuffler. Notes by the artist, with John Edward Weems

Author:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. illus. (part col.) 24 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Texas
Date:
1972
[1972]
Call number:
N40.1.S366 L7
N40.1.S366L7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17879

Buck Schiwetz' Texas; drawings and paintings by E. M. Schiwetz. Introd. by Walter Prescott Webb

Author:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Webb, Walter Prescott 1888-1963  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. illus., col plates. 21 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Texas
Date:
1960
C1960
Call number:
N40.1.S366 W3 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_483380

Terese Tarlton Hershey papers

Creator:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Names:
Gallery of Wonderful Things  Search this
Adickes, David  Search this
Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962  Search this
Blake, James R., 1932-  Search this
Bomar, Bill, 1919-  Search this
Brants, Cynthia, 1924-  Search this
Brownlow, David, 1915-  Search this
Butler, Max  Search this
Chumley, John, 1928-  Search this
Cobelle, Charles, 1902-  Search this
Crowley, Dorothy L., 1913-  Search this
Dawson, Montague, 1895-1973  Search this
Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968  Search this
Domjan, Joseph, 1907-  Search this
Fearing, Kelly  Search this
Fowler, Robert K., 1931-  Search this
Freed, Frank, 1906-1975  Search this
Furuta, An  Search this
Gadbois, Henri, 1930-  Search this
Gadbois, Leila  Search this
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-  Search this
Grammer, George, 1928-  Search this
Guerin, John William, 1920-  Search this
Hood, Dorothy, 1919-  Search this
Kolliker, William Augustin, 1905-  Search this
Lincoln, Richard Mather, 1929-  Search this
Martin, Anthony, 1937-  Search this
McVeigh, Blanche  Search this
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Mood, Martha, 1908-1972  Search this
Pebworth, Charles  Search this
Putnam, Margaret  Search this
Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Salinas, Porfirio, 1910-1973  Search this
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Schorre, Charles  Search this
Shipnes, Mary Ellen  Search this
Sims, Agnes  Search this
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-  Search this
Sween, Trudy  Search this
Umlauf, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Utter, Bror, 1913-1993  Search this
Williams, Charles Truett, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
1,500 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; files on 42 artists, containing clippings, photos, exhibition catalogs and letters; exhibition files for her gallery, Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas, and Tall Timbers, Houston, Texas; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photos, and letters about the Gallery of Wonderful Things; printed material and loan records for her private collections of ceramics, paintings and sculpture; photographs; and printed miscellany.
Artist files include David Adickes, Ludwig Bemelmans, James Blake, Bill Bomar, Cynthia Brants, David Brownlow, Max Butler, John Chumley, Charles Cobelle, Dorothy Crowley, Montague Dawson, Adolph Dehn, Joseph Domjan, Kelly Fearing, Robert Fowler, Frank Freed, An Furuta, Henry and Leila Gadbois, R.C. Gorman, George Grammer, John Guerin, Dorothy Hood, William A. Kolliker, Richard M. Lincoln, Anthony Martin, Blanche McVeigh, Marc Moldawer, Martha Mood, Charles Pebworth, Margaret Putnam, Dickson Reeder, Andrew Rush, Porfirio Salinas, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz, Charles Schorre, Mary Ellen Shipnes, Agnes Sims, Emily Guthrie Smith, Trudy Sween, Charles Umlauf, Bror Utter, and Charles T. Williams.
Biographical / Historical:
Hershey founded Gallery of Wonderful Things, Fort Worth, Texas in 1956 and turned it over to Electra Carlin in 1958. Carlin moved the gallery and changed the name to Carlin Gallery. Hershey moved to Houston and organized four art shows at the Tall Timbers apartment complex owned by her husband.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1981 by Terese Tarlton Hershey.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Artists -- Texas  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Fort Worth
Identifier:
AAA.herstere
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herstere

Harold Phenix papers

Creator:
Phenix, Harold, 1928-  Search this
Names:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge, 1898-  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 300 items (partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1959-1984
Scope and Contents:
REEL 3364: A file on Edward Muegge "Buck" Schiwetz containing correspondence between Harold and Rita Phenix and Schiwetz, Sharon D. Steen and others, clippings, printed material and photographs of Schiwetz; a file on Phenix's work as a design engineer for Conoco, Inc. containing printed material and photographs of his art work; photographs of of Phenix and his art work; exhibition awards, announcements, catalogs and clippings; correspondence with patrons and others; sketches; and a scrapbook containing letters, clippings, printed material and photographs documenting Phenix's career.
UNMICROFILMED: Forty-five slides of art work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Houston, Texas. Design engineer for Conoco. Inc.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3364 lent for microfilming, 1984, by Rita Phenix, Harold's wife, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Slides were donated, 1985, by Harold Phenix.
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:
Painters -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.phenharo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-phenharo

Buck Schiwetz' Aggieland : a portfolio of eight scenes from Texas A & M University

Author:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Texas A & M University Buildings Pictorial works  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio ([4] p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.)) ; 65 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
In art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S366 T3
N40.1.S366T3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_265858

Buck Schiwetz' Memories : paintings and drawings / by E. M. Schiwetz ; introductory essay by Leon Hale ; notes by the artist with Robert Calvert

Author:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Hale, Leon  Search this
Subject:
Schiwetz, Edward Muegge 1898-  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
N40.1.S366 H16
N40.1.S366H16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_265871

Edward Muegge Schiwetz, 1898- [Folder]

Alternate name:
Buck  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_55407

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