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Valerie Harrisse Walter papers

Creator:
Walter, Valerie Harrisse, b. 1892  Search this
Photographer:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Names:
Leake, Eugene, 1911-  Search this
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Date:
[ca. 1920]-1979
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs and photograph albums; business records; scrapbooks; a sketchbook; cassettes; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
REEL D239: Correspondence, 1924-1936; photographs of Walter, and of others, her sculptures; four scrapbooks, containing photographs of sculpture, a few clippings, sketches and other items; a sketchbook of pencil drawings; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: A handwritten resume; calling cards; letters received, undated and 1925-1979, from Eugene W. Leake, William Meyerowitz, and others; photographs of Walter, one taken by Arnold Genthe, of her sculptures, human and animal subjects; writings and notes, including an account of her experience sculpting a gorilla from life; a watercolor painting entitled "Souvenir" by an unknown artist, 1922; lists of works; two cassette tapes, recording presentations of Walter's works, 1977; subject files containing source material on gorillas and women athletes; three albums of photographs of Walter's work; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Baltimore, Md.
Provenance:
Material on reel D239 lent for microfilming 1965 and portions subsequently donated 1983, along with unmicrofilmed material by Valerie H. Walter via Mrs. Henderson Braddick, niece of Walter.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Animal sculpture -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.waltvale
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waltvale

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