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Katharine Lane Weems papers

Creator:
Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-1989  Search this
Names:
Brookgreen Gardens  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Photographs  Search this
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
Gildersleeve, Basil L. (Basil Lanneau), 1831-1924  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Lane, Gardiner M., 1859-1914  Search this
Lane, Katharine Ward, 1862-1893  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Marans, Moissaye, 1902-1977  Search this
Monjo, Enric, 1895-1976  Search this
Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961  Search this
Extent:
14.8 Linear feet
3 Items (rolled docs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Place:
Saranac Lake N.Y. -- Photographs
Date:
1865-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, extensive diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketchbooks and drawings, project files, scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs and slides, motion picture film, and videotape relating to Weem's education and career as a sculptor. Also included are ca. 1 foot of papers of Weems' aunt, watercolorist Katharine Ward Lane (1862-1893), including letters, diaries, sketchbooks and photographs.
REEL 724: Biographical sketch, 1974; letters from Frederic Bartlett, George Demetrios, Walker Hancock, Leon Kroll, Lee Lawrie, Moissaye Marans, Adolph Alexander Weinman, and others; four sketchbooks, 1954-1965, containing pencil drawings of animals; a scrapbook of clippings, 1924-1941; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material includes sketches and documents, and biographical information on Weems grandfather, Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, and father, Gardiner Lane. Diaries (74 v.), 1906-1983, contain entries relating to art studies and her development as a sculptor; some include clippings and photographs. Correspondence, 1898-1989, includes letters from Gifford Beal, Margaret French Cresson, Charles Grafly, John Gregory, Walker Hancock, Malvina Hoffman, Anna Hyatt-Huntington, Paul Manship, Brenda Putnam, Gurdon Tarbox, and Adolph Weinman, discussing Weems' work and participation in various sculpture organizations. There are four notebooks on art history; recipes for clay and plaster; notes on patinas for bronze; lecture notes; lists of Weems' works and exhibitions; an exhibition guest book, 1931-1957; poems, 1933-1981; invoices and receipts, 1919-1981; copyright records, 1928-1978; and art work, including 15 v. of sketchbooks, 1913-1964, drawings and tracings of animal figures. and a copper printing plate mounted on a wood block.
Fourteen project files contain letters, drawings, photographs, and printed material on: an enlarging machine, the Saltus Medal for Merit, the frieze and Rhinoceros sculpture for the Biological Laboratories at Harvard, 1930-1942, including 7 reels of 16mm motion picture film (with script transferred to VHS), the Lotta Fountain, 1939-1974, Legion of Merit Medal, 1949-1952, War Department project, 1946, Goodwin Medal, 1949-1952, Wallace Goodrich Plaque, 1954, Hospital Teaching Clinic, 1955, Boston Museum of Science, 1964-1965, "Dolphins by the Sea" for the New England Aquarium, 1969-1979, Heredities Limited, 1971-1974, and the Museum School, 1977.
Included are two scrapbooks, one of clippings about the work of other artists and one containing poems, clippings of landscapes, animals, works by others, and autographed photographs of actresses Katharine Cornell and Anna May Wong and sculptor Brenda Putnam. Printed material includes clippings, 1911-1989; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1922-1981; bulletins, programs, brochures on artists, organizations, Brookgreen Gardens, and supplies; reproductions of art works, and the books, Odds Were Against Me (1985, Weems autobiography, and Enrique Monjo (1955), inscribed by Mongo.
Photographs and slides, 1902-1988, are of Weems, family members, artists Charles Grafly, Walker Hancock, and Anna Hyatt-Huntington, Weems' house "The Chimneys," her studio, gardens, animals, works of art by Weems and others, exhibit installations, and views of New York City, Washington, D.C., Monticello, the University of Virginia, and Brookgreen Gardens. Nine albums, 1920-1980, contain photographs of an art class, Weems in her studio, her home, her friends, scenic views, and works of art. Videos and film include a videotape (5 min., U-matic) of an interview of Weems; a film, "From Clay to Bronze," showing the creation of Weems' sculpture "Dark Warrier" (transferred to VHS); motion picture film of the making of the sculpture "Rhinoceros" (transferred to digital betacam, VHS and DVD), and a home movie of a day at the beach, circa 1935.
The papers' of Weems' aunt, Katharine "Kitty" Ward Lane (d. 1893), include Lane's letters, 1898-1893, to her brother (Weems' father) and to other family members; a travel diary from Germany, 1886; notes; financial records, 1891-1892; 10 sketchbooks; printed material; and photographs, 1865-1893, of Lane, early views of Saranac Lake, and 9 views of the Columbia Exposition, 1893.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Boston, Mass. Died 1989. Specialized in animal sculpture. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Charles Grafly, Anna Hyatt-Huntington, George Demetrios, and Brenda Putnam. She married F. Carrington Weems in 1947. Named after her aunt, watercolor painter Katharine Ward Lane, who died in 1893.
Provenance:
Material on reel 724 lent for microfilming by Weems, 1974. The four sketchbooks on reel 724 were subsequently donated in 1989. Unmicrofilmed papers were donated 1975 and 1982 by Weems, and in 1989 by her estate. Eighteen diaries (1961-1965, 1967-1976 [1969 not included], 1978, and 1981-1983) and an apppointment book for 1966 donated by the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, 1991.
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:
Animal sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.weemkath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c1a0919-a71e-4b49-9b63-7e7e27c9052f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weemkath

Laura Coombs Hills papers

Creator:
Hills, Laura Coombs, 1859-1952  Search this
Names:
Stevens, Laura  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((94 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1952
Scope and Contents:
Biographical sketch; letters from Hills, 1946-1951; watercolor sketches for needlepoint designs; published needlepoint designs, 1913; FAIRYLAND AN ENCHANTMENT, a program illustrated by Hills to benefit the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Boston, 1900; 20 watercolor, oil and ink sketches; clippings, 1951-1952; photos of Hills, her studio, and family. Included is a tintype of Hills and Laura Stevens.
Biographical / Historical:
Miniature painter and watercolor painter; Boston, Mass. Specialized in miniatures in pastel. Exhibited in many Expos.
Provenance:
The donor, Elizabeth Swan, is the great-niece of Laura Hills.
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:
Miniature painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Needlework  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- Massachusetts
Identifier:
AAA.hilllaur
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Laura Coombs Hills papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw907cc0096-fd5d-4b4c-8a00-69feb5d7bea0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hilllaur

Oral history interview with Agnes Abbot

Interviewee:
Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Hibbard, A. T. (Aldro Thompson) (1886-1972)  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 August 25-1982 January 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Agnes Abbot conducted 1981 August 25-1982 January 15, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Abbot speaks of her early education in Berlin; training at the Child-Walker School in Boston under Aldro T. Hibbard and Charles H. Woodbury; and her early years as a studio art instructor at Wellesley College.
Biographical / Historical:
Agnes A. Abbot (1897-1992) was a painter and watercolorist from Wellesley, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes and 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 2 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.abbot81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw949753ecf-18b2-44ed-b0ba-ab9cb78438ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-abbot81
Online Media:

Suzanne E. Chapman papers

Creator:
Chapman, Suzanne E.  Search this
Names:
Index of American Design  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Egyptian Art Dept  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1991
Summary:
The scattered papers of watercolorist Suzanne Chapman measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1991. Found are biographical material, correspondence, three photographs, printed material, and a project file.
Scope and Contents:
The scattered papers of watercolorist Suzanne Chapman measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1934 to 1991. Found are biographical material, correspondence, three photographs, printed material, and a project file.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Suzanne Chapman (1903-1990) was a watercolorist, draftsman, illustrator, and educator active in Boston, Massachusetts. Chapman helped to develop a method of rendering art objects in watercolor with great accuracy of color, texture, and form that was adopted by the Index of American Design in the 1930s for use by field artists. For most of her career, she was the principal illustrator of the voluminous excavation publications of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
Lucille H. Chapman, Suzanne Chapman's sister, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1992 and 1993.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Illustrators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Citation:
Suzanne Chapman papers, 1934-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chapsuza
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Suzanne E. Chapman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983f78473-00e2-4bf5-bd75-e922e2b8a059
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chapsuza

Agnes Anne Abbot papers

Creator:
Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992  Search this
Names:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Brown, Alice Van Vechten  Search this
Heyl, Bernard Chapman, 1905-  Search this
McKee, Douglas  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1921-1976
Summary:
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, sketchbooks and artwork.

Correspondence is from Abbot's family and friends and includes some letters written by Abbot to her mother, sister, and brother. Other correspondents include Alfred Barr, Alice Van Vechten Brown, Bernard Heyl, and Douglas McKee. Artwork includes ten sketchbooks depicting Abbot's travels throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-1949 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1951 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1930-circa 1940 (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1927-1965 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1964-1968 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 6: Photographs, 1960-1976 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 7: Sketchbooks and Artwork, 1921-1965 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Agnes Anne Abbot (1897-1992) was a watercolorist and educator active in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts.

Born in Germany in 1897, Agnes Anne Abbot spent summers in the Boston area. In 1917, her family moved to the United States and settled in Boson where Abbot attended the School of Fine Arts and Crafts. From 1920 to 1963, Abbot taught at Wellesley College. She traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States. Agnes Anne Abbot died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history with Agnes Anne Abbot conducted by Robert Brown on August 25, 1981 to January 15, 1982.
Provenance:
Agnes Anne Abbot donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1979 to 1987.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.abboagne
See more items in:
Agnes Anne Abbot papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd9b7709-fd22-4913-925b-464fc3519da1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-abboagne

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