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MS 7563 Stabilization of Kin Klizhin, Chaco Canyon National Monument, Fiscal Year 1938

Creator:
Vivian, Gordon  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7563
Local Note:
Carbon of typescript, bound, with photographs
Topic:
Kin Klizhin -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon -- stabilization  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7563, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7563
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7563

Dorothy Sturm papers

Creator:
Sturm, Dorothy, 1910-  Search this
Names:
Betty Parsons Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1913-1988
Scope and Contents:
Writings; letters received; photographs; a scrapbook; address books; audio cassettes; and printed material relate to Sturm's career as an artist, medical illustrator, and writer. Her longtime teaching career at the Memphis Academy of Arts is only briefly documented through teaching notes.
Letters received, 1955-1983, are primarily from the Betty Parsons Gallery regarding exhibitions and works sold. Writings by Sturm include several manuscripts of short stories, poems, a novel, "Tall Windows" written under ther pseudonym Wyn Evans, and 1 small binder of teaching notes. Writings by others include edited and final typescript by Marcus Orr, "The Art of Dorothy Sturm," and a book of poems by Sturm's mother. Files on Sturm's work as a medical illustrator contain photographs of Sturm's drawings, publications containing her work, and a few sketches.
Photographs are of Sturm and her work; a scrapbook contains photos and slides of work. Printed material, 1944-1988, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings and publications containing Sturm's work. Also included are address books; an engagement diary, 1913, probably belonging to Sturm's mother; and 4 cassettes of interviews of Sturm discussing her work and reading her story, "My Grandfather's House."
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, enamelist, medical illustrator; Memphis, Tennessee. Died 1988. Taught at the Memphis Academy of Arts, 1938-late 1970s.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by the Dorothy Sturm estate via Marvin Ratner, executor. Drawings received with the papers were transferred to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art at the donor's request.
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:
Authors -- Tennesseee -- Memphis  Search this
Enamelers -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Medical illustrators -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Medical illustration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sturdoro
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sturdoro

Emmet family papers

Creator:
Emmet family  Search this
Names:
Berkshire Museum  Search this
Danforth Museum  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893, Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Casals, Pablo, 1876-1973  Search this
De Glehn, Jane Erin Emmet, 1873-1961  Search this
De Glehn, Wilfrid-Gabriel, 1870-1951  Search this
Doyle, Nancy  Search this
Emmet, Julia Colt Pierson, 1829-1908  Search this
Emmet, Lydia Field, 1866-1952  Search this
Emmet, Robert, 1778-1803  Search this
Fontanne, Lynn  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
La Farge, Bancel, 1865-1938  Search this
Lunt, Alfred  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Metcalfe, Susy  Search this
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950  Search this
Monod, Lucien  Search this
Morgan, Elizabeth Emmet, d. 1934  Search this
Ormond, Violet Sargent  Search this
Quilter, Roger, 1877-1953  Search this
Rand, Ellen Emmet, 1875-1941  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sargent, Emily, 1857-  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955  Search this
Sherwood, Rosamond, 1899-  Search this
Sherwood, Rosina Emmet, 1854-1948  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Sound recordings
Date:
1792-1989
bulk 1851-1989
Summary:
The Emmet Family papers document the lives and careers of two generations of the Emmet family from New Rochelle, New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, whose artistic talents flourished during the later 19th through the mid-20th centuries. The collection dates from 1792 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1851-1989, and measures 9.1 linear feet. Through biographical material, two diaries, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition files, business records, printed material, two scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs of family, friends, exhibitions, and artwork, the papers provide both a rich overview and detailed insights into the daily lives, relationships, and careers of many members of the family. The collection focuses in particular on sisters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, their mother, Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, and their cousin Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet, all noted painters and illustrators.
Scope and Content Note:
The Emmet Family papers document the lives and careers of two generations of the Emmet family from New Rochelle, New York and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The collection dates from 1792 to 1989, with the bulk of the material dating from 1851-1989, and measures 9.1 linear feet. Through biographical material, two diaries, correspondence, writings and notes, exhibition files, business records, printed material, two scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs of family, friends, exhibitions, and artwork, the papers provide both a rich overview and detailed insights into the daily lives, relationships, and careers of many members of the family. The collection focuses in particular on sisters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, their mother, Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, and their cousin Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet, all noted painters and illustrators, whose artistic talents flourished during the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries.

Biographical material consists of family trees and family histories; individual biographical accounts, award certificates, and documentation for Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and Wilfrid de Glehn; a diary titled "Sedgemere Diary" containing drawings and entries primarily by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and a smaller diary which mentions Rosina's son, future playwright Robert Sherwood; a documentary by Nancy B. Doyle on two VHS videocassettes, entitled The Emmets: Portrait of a Family; and artifacts comprising a rear-view optical device and locks of hair from an early nineteenth century generation of the Emmet family.

Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and illustrates the interaction between members of this large and influential family and their colleagues and friends, offering a wide-ranging view of life in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, and through two World Wars. The series consists of letters between family members, primarily Julia Colt Pierson Emmet and her daughters, as well as cousins Henry James, Ellen "Bay" Emmet Rand, and Rosamond Sherwood, and friends Cecilia Beaux, Louis Bancel LaFarge, Frederick MacMonnies, Lucien Monod, Roger Quilter, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Emily and John Singer-Sargent, Violet Sargent Ormond, and Stanford White. Topics include experiences of the Emmets while studying art in Paris, Rosina's presentation at Queen Victoria's court, Lydia's work at the Columbia Exposition, Jane's marriage to Wilfrid de Glehn and her friendship with John Singer Sargent, portrait painting activities, the troubles of their friend Susy Metcalfe in her marriage to Pablo Casals, and the activities of Rosina's son, playwright Robert Emmet Sherwood, and friends Alfred Lund and Lynn Fontanne.

Writings and notes consist of scattered manuscripts and poems by family members, two notebooks, one identified as belonging to Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and typescripts about Wilfrid de Glehn following his death. Also found is a book, Out of Town, written and illustrated by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and Edna St Vincent Millay's poem "Autum Daybreak" written in Millay's handwriting.

Exhibition files document an exhibition held at the Berkshire Museum/Danforth Museum in Pittsfield/Farmingham, Massachusetts in 1982 entitled The Emmets: A Family of Women Painters, and include two audio cassettes of recordings from the "Art for Lunch" series at the Berkshire Museum discussing the exhibition.

Business records include account books belonging to Lydia Field Emmet and Rosina Emmet Sherwood, both of which document income from artwork and other sources, and expenses; a contract for the reproduction of Lydia Field Emmet's artwork; and a document concerning ownership of property, possibly of Emmet family ancestors.

Printed Material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of artwork by Emmet family members and others.

Two scrapbooks contain a combination of drawings, primarily by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, reproductions of artwork, and photographs.

Artwork includes drawings and sketchbooks by Julia Colt Pierson Emmet, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn Ellen Emmet Rand, and other Emmet relatives, illustrating the early development of their talent.

Photographs are of family members, including Julia Colt Pierson Emmet and William Jenkins Emmet, their daughters Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn and husband Wilfrid de Glehn, Rosina Emmet Sherwood and husband Arthur Murray Sherwood, and Robert Emmet Sherwood as a young man. Also found are photos of friends Richard Harding Davis, Frederick MacMonnies, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a series of photographs of the installation at Arden Galleries, New York (1936) for the exhibition Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures by Five Generations of the Emmet Family; and photographs of artwork by Emmet family members.
Arrangement:
The Emmet family papers are arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1855-1988 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1, 10, OV 12)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1792-1985 (6.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-7)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1870s-1981 (11 folders; Box 7)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1947-1983 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 5: Business Records, circa 1799-1945 (7 folders; Box 8)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1872-1989 (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1850-circa 1920 (0.35 linear feet; Boxes 8, 10)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1870s-circa 1950s (1 linear foot; Boxes 8-9, 11)
Biographical Note:
The Emmet family, descended from patriot Thomas Addis Emmet, brother of Irish martyr Robert Emmet, counts many physicians, lawyers, and writers (including cousin Henry James) among its ranks. Although evidence of artistic talent existed in several previous generations, it flourished during the later 19th through the mid-20th centuries in the professional portraiture of sisters Rosina Emmet Sherwood, Lydia Field Emmet, Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn, and their cousin Ellen "Bay" Emmet Rand.

The eldest daughter of Julia Colt Pierson Emmet (1829-1908), herself a talented illustrator who had studied under Daniel Huntington, Rosina "Posie" Emmet (1854-1948) studied under William Merritt Chase at his Tenth Street Studio in New York and under Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian in Paris. Before her marriage to Arthur Murray Sherwood in 1887, Rosina established a studio in New York and continued to submit illustrations to various publications. During her marriage, she slowed her creative activities, until financial reverses dictated her return to her career around the turn of the 20th century. Her daughter Rosamond Sherwood (1899-1990) was also a portrait painter. Her son, Robert Emmet Sherwood (1896-1955) became a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952) studied under Collin, Bouguereau, MacMonnies, and Robert-Fleury at the Academie Julian. Upon her return to New York, Lydia continued her studies under Chase, Kenyon Cox, H. Siddons Mowbray, and Robert Reid at the Art Students League, as well as at Chase's Shinnecock Summer School of Art. She established her portrait studio in New York City and began spending summers at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where she built her home, "Strawberry Hill," in 1905. Best known for her portraits of children, Lydia's subjects were members of the socially prominent families of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The youngest sister, Jane Erin Emmet (1873-1961), also studied with Chase in New York, and in Paris. In 1904, she married British landscape painter Wilfrid Von Glehn, who had visited the United States with his friend John Singer Sargent. (The Von Glehns' surname was changed to De Glehn, in 1919.) Settling in London, Jane continued her painting, befriended many artists and composers, and accompanied her husband and Sargent on several art-related journeys through Europe.

The Emmet sisters' cousin, Ellen Gertrude "Bay" Emmet (1875-1941), studied in New York at the Art Students League and under Frederick MacMonnies in Paris, becoming a National Academician in 1934. She married William Blanchard Rand in 1911 and settled in Salisbury, Connecticut. After the stock market crash of 1929, Bay's portraits of prominent society figures provided most of her family's income.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 4544) including one scrapbook, compiled by Rosina Emmet Sherwood, consisting of portrait sketches, drawings of her dogs, genre scenes, travel views, and photographs of travels, friends, actors, and the ship "Scythia,". Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1988-1991, the bulk of the Emmet family papers were donated by Rosamond Sherwood, daughter of Rosina Emmet Sherwood (via Katharine Emmet Bramwell of New York), by Rosamond Sherwood's estate (via F. Douglas Cochrane, executor, from Boston), and by Rosamond's nieces, Virginia Sherwood and Julia Shipway. Additionally, one scrapbook was lent for microfilming in 1990 and subsequently donated by Mrs. Earl Maize. Douglas Cochrane then loaned another scrapbook for microfilming (reel 4344) in 1991 which was returned to Mrs. Earl Maize.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Emmet family 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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- England -- London  Search this
Playwrights  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Singers  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Video recordings
Drawings
Diaries
Sound recordings
Citation:
Emmet family papers, 1792-1989 (bulk 1851-1989). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.emmefami
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emmefami
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Margy Lee Elspass papers relating to Maxwell S. Simpson

Creator:
Elspass, Margy Lee, 1925-  Search this
Names:
Simpson, Maxwell Stewart, 1896-1964  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1986
Scope and Contents:
13 cards and letters (some illustrated) from Maxwell Stewart Simpson, 1969-1984; 6 letters from Simpson's niece, Mary Ellen Davison-Truman, 1979-1986, including one eulogy for Simpson; 5 journals with brief entries about Elspass's student-teacher relationship with Simpson, 1969-1983; typescript of an unpublished article about Simpson by Elspass; photographs of Simpson and his paintings; and printed material about Simpson. Also included is a photograph of Elspass and exhibition announcements regarding other artists.
Biographical / Historical:
Elspass: painter, student of New Jersey painter Maxwell S. Simpson.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Margy Lee Elspass, who took private painting lessons from Maxwell Stewart Simpson.
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 students  Search this
Painters -- New Jersey  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.elspmarg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-elspmarg

William Germain Dooley papers

Topic:
Christian Science monitor
Creator:
Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Names:
Castano Galleries (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Green, Charles W.  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Keyes, Homer Eaton, 1875-1938  Search this
Kieran, John, 1892-  Search this
Lee, Ruth Webb, 1894-  Search this
Phillips, James Duncan, b. 1876  Search this
Roosevelt, James, 1907-  Search this
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957  Search this
Washburn, Bradford, 1910-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1973
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues, including Charles W. Green, Marsden Hartley, Homer Eaton Keyes, John Kieran, Ruth Webb Lee, James Roosevelt, Francis Henry Taylor, Bradford Washburn and others; subject files, including one on Castano Galleries in Boston; lecture notes; writings, including typescripts and drafts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Fogg Museum, and the Christian Science Monitor; a typescript of an article by James Duncan Phillips; printed materials; photographs of Dooley and of the U.S. Army's recovery of art objects form the Berlin Museum in 1945; and ephemera.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic, writer and educator; Cambridge, Mass. Was the associate editor and art critic for the Boston Transcript; wrote extensively for other publications. Headed the Division of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and founded the Pewter Collectors Society.
Provenance:
Donated 1975 and 1981 by Mrs. William G. Dooley.
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 critics -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Art museums, University and college -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.doolwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-doolwill

MS 2148 Cyrus Byington Papers

Creator:
Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868  Search this
Hudson, Peter James, 1861-1938  Search this
Names:
Iyanoki Female Seminary  Search this
Extent:
121 Pages
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1844-1862
Scope and Contents:
Includes a daybook and diary kept by Cyrus Byington and notes on the diary by Peter J. Hudson.

MS 2148-a Daybook of purchases and copies of reports of the Iyanoki Female Seminary for 1844-48 and 1860 together with letters and other material.

MS 2148-b Diary for 1862.

MS 2148-c Typescript notes by Peter J. Hudson intended to aid in the interpretation of the diary.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2148-a-b-c
Topic:
Education -- Choctaw  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2148, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2148
See more items in:
MS 2148 Cyrus Byington Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2148

Notes to the diary of the Reverend Cyrus Byington, 1862-63

Creator:
Hudson, Peter James, 1861-1938  Search this
Collection Creator:
Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868  Search this
Hudson, Peter James, 1861-1938  Search this
Extent:
300 Leaves
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Leaves
Diaries
Date:
1932
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2148-c
Local Note:
Typescript carbon copy
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 2148, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
MS 2148 Cyrus Byington Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms2148-ref1

Elliott Daingerfield papers, 1868-1976

Creator:
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208623
AAA_collcode_dainelli
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208623

Federal art : a memoir of the thirties, circa 1980

Creator:
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10808
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214542
AAA_collcode_danyjose
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214542

Benjamin F. Curtis papers, 1910-1925

Creator:
Curtis, Benjamin F.  Search this
Subject:
Potter, Louis McClellan  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Fleischner, Otto  Search this
Eliot, Charles William  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Parker, John A. (John Albert)  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Curtis & Cameron, Inc  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6595
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215899
AAA_collcode_curtbenj
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215899

Alphaeus P. Cole papers, 1885-1988

Creator:
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal  Search this
Buffalo Bill  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Benjamin-Constant  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney)  Search this
Drake, Alexander  Search this
Ertz, Edward Frederick  Search this
Higgins, Eugene  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Rio, Anita  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Tolman, Ruel P. (Ruel Pardee)  Search this
Young, Mahonri Sharp  Search this
Angel, John  Search this
Bransom, Paul  Search this
Coolidge, Calvin  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Strode, Hudson  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208561
AAA_collcode_colealph
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208561

Charles J. Connick papers, 1901-1949

Creator:
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Subject:
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Connick, Mabel Coombs  Search this
Topic:
Glass painting and staining -- United States  Search this
Church architecture -- United States  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7235
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209376
AAA_collcode_connchar
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209376

Edwin Willard Deming papers

Creator:
Deming, Edwin Willard, 1860-1942  Search this
Names:
Deming, Therese O. (Therese Osterheld), b. 1874  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[undated] and 1923-1925
Scope and Contents:
Typescript (photocopy), "The Life of Edwin Willard Deming," possibly by his daughter Alden Deming, undated; a priced list of Deming's works of art; copyprints made from glass slides, including 23 of works of art, and 22 of American Indians and related scenes; a catalog from the Brooklyn Museum exhibition on Deming, "Paintings, Decorations, and Bronzes of American Indians and Animals," 1922; and the publication by Therese O. Deming, "Edwin Willard Deming: His Work," c1925.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator, sculptor; specialized in depicting American Indians. Since childhood, Deming had a close association with various tribes of American Indians.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Josephine W. Deming, the widow of Deming's son, Hall.
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 -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.demiedwi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-demiedwi

Francis de Erdely papers

Creator:
De Erdely, Francis, 1904-1959  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1968
Scope and Contents:
De Erdely's handwritten autobiography, in Hungarian with a typed English translation, describing his years as an art student at the National Academy of Arts, Budapest, from 1919 to 1924; 15 scrapbooks, 1925-1968, containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, award certificates, 2 photographs of de Erdely in his studio, ca. 1929, de Erdely with jurors, photographs of works, and letters from art organizations regarding competitions and exhibitions; 258 photographs of works including a few portraits of de Erdely; 6 award medals, 1946-1954; award ribbons, 1949-1958; and an address book, ca. 1940.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker; Los Angeles, Calif. Born in Budapest, Hungary. Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Budapest. Came to United States in 1939. Settled in Los Angeles in 1940. Taught at the Pasadena Art Institute, 1944-1946, and the University of Southern California, 1945-1959.
Provenance:
Donated 1989 by Patricia Weaver, who inherited the papers from Louise Hartman Ronay, the mother of de Erdeley's widow, Edith. The English translation of the typescript autobiography was donated by the Huntington Library.
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 students -- Hungary  Search this
Painters -- Hungary  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Graphic artists -- California  Search this
Printmakers -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern -- California  Search this
Expatriate painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.deerfran
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deerfran

Charles C. Dawson papers

Creator:
Dawson, Charles C., b. 1889  Search this
Names:
George Washington Carver Museum (Tuskegee, Ala.)  Search this
Museum of Negro Art and Culture  Search this
Tuskegee Institute  Search this
Extent:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1910-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, a 536 page draft of an autobiography, correspondence, miscellaneous business and financial records, writings and notes, printed material, and photographs.
Correspondence includes United States Infantry correspondence and records, 1912-1923; general correspondence, 1917-1980; correspondence and financial records dealing with Dawson's book ABCs OF GREAT NEGROES, 1932-1945; and drafts and fragments of letters written by Dawson. The writings and notes include rough drafts, notes, and typescripts. The printed material includes news releases, newsletters, program notices and newspaper clippings, 1925-1971; and miscellaneous published items. The photographs are of Dawson, his family, friends, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Artist, museum curator; Chicago, Ill. Studied at the Tuskegee Institute, the Art Students League of New York, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Dawson was a member of the art staff with the Chicago Engravers, a free-lance portrait painter, the Director of Arts and Crafts and Co-Administrator of the City of Chicago Work and Training Program of the National Youth Administration of Illinois, a member of the faculty of the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama as Artist-in-Residence, and Curator of the Museum of Negro Art and Culture and of the George Washington Carver Museum.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming by the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois, 1988.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dawschar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dawschar

Federal art : a memoir of the thirties

Creator:
Danysh, Joseph A., 1906-1982  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((ca. 250 p.))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Typescript of Danysh's unpublished reminiscences regarding his experiences in the 1930s as Western Regional Director of the WPA Federal Art Project. Notes and drafts are also included. Danysh provides candid portraits of many WPA artists and administrators.
Biographical / Historical:
Died 1984.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by Elizabeth D. Danysh, Danysh's widow.
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:
Arts administrators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.danyjose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-danyjose

Arthur Coleman Danto papers

Creator:
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1998
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; notes; writings; articles; exhibition announcements and invitations; catalog; printed matter; and monographs. Letters from artists, Audrey Flack, Guerilla Girls, Dick Higgins, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, among others, 1981-1997. Numerous letters from Robert Motherwell; a booklet, L'Humanisme De L'Abstraction" by Robert Motherwell, inscribed: "For Arthur Danto With Great Esteem, Robert Motherwell," 1991 (text in French). Typescripts (and chapter drafts) for The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, 1979, and The State of the Art 1987; and miscellaneous writings, 1988-1989. Also included are THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE COMMONPLACE, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), and THE STATE OF THE ART, (NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1987).
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic; New York, N.Y. Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Since 1984, he has been art critic for The Nation.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Arthur C. Danto.
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 critics  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art, Modern -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dantarth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dantarth

Elliott Daingerfield papers

Creator:
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Extent:
172 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1868-1976
Scope and Contents:
Writings, sketchbooks, sketches, and printed material.
REEL 3615: A typescript of Part I of Daingerfield's autobiography, "Beginnings" (40 p.); an 8 p. biographical sketch; and two family histories; a 1913 inventory of paintings by various artists owned by Daingerfield; directions and a sketch for constructing a sundial; and two poems by Frederic Fairchild Sherman based on Daingerfield's paintings.
Also included are five sketchbooks and one watercolor sketch for the mural, "Epiphany"; a steel engraving by John Sartain; exhibition catalogues, 1919-1984, from Vose Galleries, Henry Reinhardt and Son, Milch Galleries, Macbeth Gallery, Grand Central Art Galleries, and others; clippings and other printed material about Daingerfield, his art, and his North Carolina house; and photographs of Daingerfield, his students, his friends, his North Carolina house, and his art.
REEL 4909 (fr. 983-1022) A photocopy of Part II of Daingerfield's autobiography "Part II, New York" (38 p.)
Biographical / Historical:
Landscape painter, painter, illustrator, writer; NYC. In 1880 Daingerfield moved to New York City, where he studied under George Inness, whose studio adjoined his. Author of books on Inness, Ryder and Blakelock.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3615 was lent for microfilming by Dr. Robert Coggins, 1985. The typescript on reel 4909, donated by Joseph D. Dulaney, Elliott Daingerfield's grandson, was discarded after microfilming in 1994.
Restrictions:
The Archives does not own the originals. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' writings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.dainelli
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dainelli

Benjamin F. Curtis papers

Creator:
Curtis, Benjamin F.  Search this
Names:
Curtis & Cameron, Inc  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926  Search this
Fleischner, Otto, d. 1939  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Potter, Louis McClellan, 1873-1912  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Donor:
Parker, John A. (John Albert)  Search this
Extent:
16 Items ((partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1925
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous letters and photographs from the files of art photographer Benjamin F. Curtis of the firm of Curtis & Cameron, Inc. The items mainly relate to portrait painter John Singer Sargent.
Included are two letters to Curtis from Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, February 26 and March 2, 1925, regarding portraits of him by painters John Singer Sargent and Louis Potter, and a photo of each portrait, 1910 and undated, (one taken by Curtis & Cameron, Inc.). Eliot requests that Curtis' print of Sargent's portrait of him not be used in publication as it "looks to me like a picture of a complacent fop seven feet tall" and that he prefers Charles Hopkinson's portrait instead. Of the Louis Potter bust, he writes "my family say unanimously that it is a good looking man but that it is not I."
Also included are two letters, undated, from Isabella Stewart Gardner (another of Sargent's sitters) to "Dear Sir" and "Dear Mr. Sears"; an undated letter (plus typescript) to Mr. [Otto] Fleischner, Assistant Librarian of the Boston Public Library, from Sargent regarding a complaint about his murals in the library, writing that he does not want to get into an argument with a woman who considers his murals "a bewildering, crowded, rotten world of dogmas, distress and medievalism"; four photographs of Sargent, including a portrait of him at age eight, Sargent receiving an honorary doctorate at Harvard University in 1916, and one dated 1925, Montreal; a photo by Keystone View Co. of Sargent's painting "Artist Sketching," and two of portraits of Sargent by Raymond M. Crosby and an unidentifed artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Curtis was a fine arts photographer; Boston, Mass. with the firm of Curtis& Cameron, Inc.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 by John A. Parker, Benjamin F. Curtis' son-in-law.
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:
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.curtbenj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-curtbenj

Thomas Craven papers

Creator:
Craven, Thomas, b. 1889  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Date:
1919-1949, 1975
Summary:
The papers of art critic Thomas Craven measure approximately .7 linear feet and date from 1919 through 1949 and 1975. The collection consists primarily of a dismantled scrapbook (1925 1949; 1975) containing newspaper clippings of Craven's articles and writings which span his career. Also found within the scrapbook are reviews by Oscar Bluemner and Byron Browne of Craven's two anti-modernist books, Men of Art and Modern Art. The collection also contains four letters concerning publications, a typescript essay about Thomas Craven's early career, two files of scattered writings in manuscript form, two bound handwritten manuscript versions of A Treasury of Art Masterpieces (1939), and Greek Art (1950), and miscellaneous loose newsclippings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art critic Thomas Craven measure approximately .7 linear feet and date from 1919 through 1949 and 1975. The collection consists primarily of a dismantled scrapbook (1925 1949; 1975) containing newspaper clippings of Craven's articles and writings which span his career. Also found within the scrapbook are reviews by Oscar Bluemner and Byron Browne of Craven's two anti-modernist books, Men of Art and Modern Art. The collection also contains four letters concerning publications, a typescript essay about Thomas Craven's early career, two files of scattered writings in manuscript form, two bound handwritten manuscript versions of A Treasury of Art Masterpieces (1939), and Greek Art (1950), and miscellaneous loose newsclippings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1919-1956, undated (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings, 1920-1949 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Manuscripts, 1939, 1950 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Loose Newsclippings, 1941 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1925-1941, 1975 (Box 2; 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Author, art critic, and lecturer Thomas Craven (b.1888) was dubbed the "the principal ideologue of the American Scene" movement by the art historian Matthew Baigell. Craven wrote numerous articles, essays, criticisms, and reviews for Scribners, Harpers, The Dial, The Nation, The New Republic and The Forum. He was art critic for the New York American, the Hearst Paper. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1908, Craven lived in Paris for a time. Upon his return to the United States, he settled in Greenwich Village where he began his reaffirmation of American art and culture. He roomed with American painter Thomas Hart Benton and was friends with John Steuart Curry, George Grosz, Reginald Marsh and Grant Wood. Craven's first book, Men of Art, was published in 1931. The book was an art historical survey of painting in the Western world and described as a combination of social history, biography and description and criticism. Craven also wrote Modern Art, A Treasury of Art Masterpieces, and Greek Art. Craven was noted for his often caustic reviews and criticisms of the modernistic movement. He died in 1969 at the age of 81.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1999 by Richard Craven, Thomas Craven's son.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility. Patrons must use microfilm copy for portions on microfilm.
Rights:
The Thomas Craven 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.
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Thomas Craven papers, 1919-1949, 1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cravthom
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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