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Oral history interview with Boris Gilbertson, 1964 June 25

Interviewee:
Gilbertson, Boris, 1907-1982  Search this
Gilbertson, Boris, 1907-1982  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Animal sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Wisconsin -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213486
AAA_collcode_gilber64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213486

Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris

Subject:
Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
circa 1936
Topic:
Animal sculptors  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15804
See more items in:
Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15804
Online Media:

A workman applying clay to the open-weave slat armature of Katharine Lane Weems' Rhinoceros sculpture for the Biological Laboratories at Harvard

Subject:
Weems, Katharine Ward Lane  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Cambridge, Mass.
Date:
circa 1935
Topic:
Animal sculptors  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Animals  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16680
See more items in:
Katharine Lane Weems papers, 1865-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16680
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Anna Hyatt-Huntington, circa 1964

Interviewee:
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Subject:
Huntington, Archer M.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11738
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214109
AAA_collcode_huntin64
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214109

Valerie Harrisse Walter essay A gorilla

Creator:
Walter, Valerie Harrisse, 1892-1984  Search this
Walter, Valerie Harrisse, 1892-1984  Search this
Subject:
Walter, Valerie Harrisse  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1924
Topic:
Animal sculptors  Search this
Animals  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15700
See more items in:
Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15700

Letters

Collection Creator:
Allen, Harriet Collins  Search this
Extent:
19 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897-1925
Scope and Contents note:
Letters are written primarily by Solon Borglum and his wife, Emma to Harriet Collins Allen. The letters were written from Omaha, London, Paris, and New York and provide a cursory overview of some of the events in Borglum's career and insights into his relationship with his older brother sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Borglum writes about meeting and working with other sculptors in Paris and New York, including Alexander Phimister Proctor, described as "the best American animal sculptor" in the Jardin des Plantes. Solon's wife writes about conflicts between the two brothers and exhibitions of Solon's work. There is a letter from Borglum's father, James Mothe Borglum, thanking the Allens for their interest in Solon. One letter contains a photograph of Borglum in Paris. One letter and two postcards are illustrated.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Harriet Collins Allen papers relating to Solon Borglum, 1897-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alleharr, Series 1
See more items in:
Harriet Collins Allen papers relating to Solon Borglum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw928530bb5-8de1-4a66-99c9-a382b89b4989
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-alleharr-ref14

Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey, 1985-1990

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Subject:
Wasey, Jane  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214562
AAA_collcode_glacira
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214562

Albert Laessle papers, 1897-1971

Creator:
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Subject:
Boutier, E.  Search this
Grafly, Charles  Search this
Zoll, Victor Hugo  Search this
Chappel, Vivian  Search this
Fraser, Laura Gardin  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9111
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211305
AAA_collcode_laesalbe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211305

Amory C. Simons papers, [ca. 1890]-1934

Creator:
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959  Search this
American Art Association of Paris  Search this
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959  Search this
Subject:
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Bartlett, Paul Wayland  Search this
Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix)  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Topic:
Equestrian statues -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209616
AAA_collcode_simoamor
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209616

Heinz Warneke papers, 1928-1987

Creator:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Subject:
Archer, Edmund  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Hopper, Inslee  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl  Search this
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209080
AAA_collcode_warnhein
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209080

Albert Laessle papers

Creator:
Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954  Search this
Names:
Boutier, E.  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Fraser, Laura Gardin, 1889-1966  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Zoll, Victor Hugo  Search this
Photographer:
Chappel, Vivian  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1897-1971
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs, sketches, printed material and miscellany.
REEL 74: Photocopies of letters received commenting on specific sculptures and discussing such matters as exhibitions of his work and the theft of several of his sculptures from an art gallery. Includes letters from James Earle Fraser and his wife, Laura G. Fraser, David French of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Mrs. Albert Laessle's correspondence with the National Collection of Fine Arts. Also included are copies of sketches, biographical data, D. Roy Miller's article about Laessle entitled "A Sculptor of Animal Life," and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence from colleagues, patrons and students; photographs of Laessle's work as a student and sculptor, clippings, and articles. Among the photos are one of him with a penguin sculpture taken by Vivian Chappel, 1917, and a group photo of Laessle, Charles Grafly, E. Boutier, and Victor Hugo Zoll in front of a sculpture, 1904. [Copyprints of these 2 photographs were microfilmed on reel 1817 with AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection II].
Biographical / Historical:
Animal sculptor; Miami, Fla.
Provenance:
Donated 1971-1972 by Laessle's widow.
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  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.laesalbe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d5348282-485d-4a38-aa1c-95acbb5db90a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laesalbe

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

Heinz Warneke papers

Creator:
Warneke, Heinz (Heinrich), 1895-1983  Search this
Names:
Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C.) -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Archer, Edmund, 1904-  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Hopper, Inslee  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
6.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1928-1987
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, financial material, correspondence, notes, writings, art work, photographs, printed material, and project files document the career of sculptor and educator, Heinz Warneke. Also included are some writings, art work, photographs, and printed material related to his wife, Jessie Warneke.
Biographical materials include autobiographical and biographical sketches about Warneke, and certificates, including his membership card to the Kunstler-Bund-Bremen, 1922-1923; personal financial materials, ca. 1931-1937, include household records for his East Haddam, Connecticut home, "The Mowings."
Correspondence, 1930-1987, with his wife, Jessie, friends, colleagues, clients, gallery owners, museum and art school administrators, various art guilds and societies, and foundries. Among the correspondents are Edmund (Ned) Archer, William Hunt Diederich, Walker Hancock, Dick and Julia Helms, Inslee A. Hopper, Rena T. Magee, Jessalee Sickman, Henry Vam Wolf, and Carl Zigrosser. The correspondence discusses exhibitions and sales of Warneke's sculptures, the Corcoran School of Art, and invitations to various White House and Embassy functions in Washington, D.C. Also included are illustrated letters from Henry Kriess and Jessie Warneke.
Notes are by Heinz Warneke, ca. 1928-1979, and others and include 5 address books, 2 notebooks, one regarding the Warneke School of Sculpture, ca. 1935-1937, scattered notes regarding Warneke's sculpture classes at the Corcoran School of Art, ca. 1950-1963, his formulas and processes for sculpting, and price lists for his art works. Notes by ohters include a guest book from the exhibition, "Heinz Warneke Looks Back," 1967 and research notes by Mary Mullen Cunningham, undated. Writings, ca. 1923-1977, by Heinz Warneke and others, include lectures, forewords to exhibition catalogs, and a statement of "Opinion regarding the Philosophy of the Corcoran School of Art and the Direction it should take."
Art works, ca. 1929-1932, include 2 sketchbooks, studies of figures, animals, and plant life, watercolors, several chalk sketches for a work possibly depiction life at "The Mowings," by Warneke, several sketches by Jessie Warneke, an etching, and three engravings by others. Photographs, ca. 1918-1983, are of Heinz, family and friends including Edmund Archer, Inslee Hopper, Roderick Seidenberg, Carl Zigrosser, his pet dogs, his homes and studios in Connecticut, New York, and Washington, D.C., students, travels, art works by Heinz and Jessie, exhibition installations, and source material.
Printed material include exhibition announcements and catalogs and clippings, and other materials for Heinz, Jessie, and others, ca. 1923-1981. There is a file regarding Warneke's participation on the jury for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Committee, 1939-1940, and circa 136 project files for completed and proposed sculpture works for public and private commissions which include various works for the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., an African cow elephant and calf for the Philadelphia Zoo, the Nittany Lion for Pennsylvania State University, and several Works Project Authority (WPA), and other federal projects, ca., 1911-1971.
Biographical / Historical:
Heinz Warneke (1895-1983) was a sculptor, animal sculptor and educator in East Haddam, Connecticut. Born and trained in Germany, Warneke worked on sculpture projects for WPA and was the head of the sculpture department at the Corcoran School of Art from the early 1940's to 1970.
Related Materials:
Heinz Warneke papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Warneke, and in 1983-1984, and 1994 by his stepdaughter and executrix of his estate, Priscilla Norton. The 1994 installment had been used by Micky Cunningham in her book, "Heinz Warneke, 1895-1983: A Sculptor First and Last" (University of Delaware Press, 1994). Additional photograph of Warneke by his stepson Edward Hall transferred 2013 from SAAM via George Gurney, Curator. Gurney received the photograph from Priscilla Norton.
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 -- Connecticut -- East Haddam  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- East Haddam  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.warnhein
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90536c46a-164a-4b1b-9986-1477624f9337
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-warnhein

Amory C. Simons papers

Creator:
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959  Search this
American Art Association of Paris  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Names:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925  Search this
Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix), 1879-1948  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1890]-1934
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to Simons' activities as student and sculptor in Paris, and later as instructor in California, including: receipt for tuition payment at Academie Julian, Paris; membership card to the American Art Association of Paris; letters from John Flanagan, Paul Wayland Bartlett, his cousin A. Felix Du Pont, Santa Barbara School of the Arts, and others; and photographs of Simons and his sculpture.
Biographical / Historical:
Animal sculptor, equestrian sculptor.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 and 1979 by Douglas Hyland. Hyland's wife is a distant relative of Simons.
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:
Equestrian artists  Search this
Animal sculptors  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Equestrian statues -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.simoamor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9871495b0-175d-4d86-905b-85752c528b7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-simoamor

Amory C. Simons photographic materials

Creator:
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959  Search this
Names:
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910-circa 1984
bulk circa 1910-circa 1920s
Summary:
The photographic materials of equestrian sculptor, Amory C. Simons, measure 0.7 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to circa 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. The collection includes four letters to Simons, photographic prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of horses and riders including New York City police and mounted models, and other miscellaneous subjects.
Scope and Contents:
The photographic materials of equestrian sculptor, Amory C. Simons, measure 0.7 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to circa 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1910 to circa 1920s. The collection includes four letters to Simons, photographic prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives of horses and riders including New York City police and mounted models, and other miscellaneous subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Amory C. Simons Photographic Materials, circa 1910-circa 1984 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, sculptor and educator Amory Coffin Simons (1869-1959), was known for his animal statuettes, and for his equestrian sculpture in particular.

Simons studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under John J. Boyle, Charles Grafly, and Thomas Eakins, before moving to Paris and studying at the Académie Julian where he was awarded honorable mention in the 1900 and 1906 Paris Salons. He also received the 1922 Speyer Prize in the annual exhibition at the National Academy of Design in addition to other honors.

Simons moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he taught at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts beginning in the 1920s. He died in California in 1959.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has the Amory C. Simons papers, ca. 1890-1934. This collection comprises 0.2 linear feet of materials related to Simons's activities as a student and sculptor in Paris.
Provenance:
The collection was a 1968 gift of Mrs. Paul Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, who found the papers in her basement. Beach and Simons were close friends.
Restrictions:
Use of 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:
Animal sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Equestrian artists -- Photographs  Search this
Equestrian statues -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Amory C. Simons papers, circa 1910-circa 1984, bulk circa 1910-circa 1920s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.simoamoc
See more items in:
Amory C. Simons photographic materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f55ed725-06de-45d8-8505-35ff2d6958cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-simoamoc
Online Media:

Frederick George Richard Roth papers

Creator:
Roth, Frederick George Richard, 1872-1944  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1937
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor Frederick George Richard Roth measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1910-1937. Included are biographical information consisting of club and society membership information and award letters, professional correspondence, financial records, writings including manuscripts and lectures, and annotated sculpture elevations.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick G. Roth (1872-1944) was a sculptor, specializing in animal sculpture, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2018 by Mary Castner, Frederick Roth's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Animal sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rothfred
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw976322074-6b7f-487b-bf24-815818a6f51a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothfred

Anna Hyatt-Huntington papers

Creator:
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1967
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; photographs; manuscripts; exhibition catalog; clippings; and printed material.
REEL 3890: Business letters, bills, receipts and shipping records, 1902-1923, concerning the casting of Huntington's sculptural works.
REEL 3891: Ten letters; 3 manuscripts, consisting of "Anna Hyatt Huntington, Sculpteur de la Vie" by Emile Schaub-Koch, "Sybil Ludington and Her Historic Ride" by Rosetta Bohnert, and "Anna Hyatt Huntington and Her Sculptural Work" by Dr. Rosaura Garcia Tuduri; six photographs of Huntington; a photograph of a painting of Huntington by Herbert Bohnert; 182 photographs of works of art by Huntington; miscellaneous photographs including one showing Huntington's exhibition at the Hispanic Society, 1958; clippings; an exhibition catalog from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; a copy of ANNA HYATT HUNTINGTON AND THE HINDU PEOPLE by Emile Schaub-Koch, 1960; and printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reel 3890 donated 1976 by A. Hyatt Mayor, material on reel 3891 transfered 1979 by the National Collection of Fine Arts Library to the Archives of American Art.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Animal sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Animal sculpture  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.huntanna
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9125e7dd0-2d80-4a6c-bc22-0eb83786e37a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huntanna

Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey

Creator:
Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Names:
Wasey, Jane, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((26 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1990
Scope and Contents:
24 letters from Ira Glackens, 1985-1990, 1 letter from his wife, Nancy Glackens, April 2, 1986, and a note from her enclosed in one of Ira's letters, November 30, 1987. Glackens praises Wasey's animal sculptures, mentions his association with her teacher Heinz Warneke, discusses his writing and his difficulty finding an appropriate publisher for his book, and personal matters.
Biographical / Historical:
Glackens, a writer and son of painter William Glackens, was a friend and patron of Wasey, an animal sculptor, Lincolville, Maine. Glackens died in 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Jane Wasey.
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:
Animal sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Sculptors -- Maine  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.glacira
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92657c965-77d8-4364-a99b-32c97efb4497
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glacira

Bessie S. Callender papers

Creator:
Callender, Bessie Stough, 1889-1951  Search this
Names:
Callender, Harold, 1892-1959  Search this
Extent:
1,300 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1953
Scope and Contents:
Family letters and get well cards; Callender's passport, address book and "marriage" record book; FUN TOMORROW: THE STORY OF AN ARTIST AND AN ARTIST'S WAY OF LIFE, a biography of Callender by her husband, Harold Callender, 1953; personal photographs and photographs of works of art; a volume of poetry; a clipping; and a receipt.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor.
Provenance:
Transfer from the National Collection of Fine Arts, June 6, 1979.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Animal sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.callbess
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973ec7797-9a72-414b-8988-4e78b51beb34
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-callbess

Una Hanbury papers

Creator:
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Names:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Saunders Sculpture International  Search this
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gilpin, Laura  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001  Search this
Segovia, Andrés, 1893-  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1910-1994
Summary:
The papers of Una Hanbury measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1994, with the bulk of the material from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents the sculptor's career and the dispersal of her estate through business records, project files, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is also a small amount of material relating to her personal life including correspondence with friends and family and photographs from various stages of her life.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Una Hanbury measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1994, with the bulk of the material from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents the sculptor's career and the dispersal of her estate through business records, project files, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is also a small amount of material relating to her personal life including correspondence with friends and family and photographs from various stages of her life.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1926-1983 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Business Records, 1965-1991 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1961-1992 (Boxes 2-3; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1924-1985 (Box 4, OV 7; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Estate of Una Hanbury, 1990-1994 (Boxes 4-5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1926-1990 (Box 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1910-1991 (Boxes 5-6, 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Una Hanbury (1904-1990) was a sculptor in Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hanbury was born in Middlesex, England, in 1904; the incorrect birth date of 1909 that she submitted to Who's Who and other biographical reference sources is cited in numerous published articles. Hanbury [née Rawnsley] exhibited artistic talent as a young child and received instruction from animal artist Frank Calderon. After graduation from London's Polytechnic School of Art, she studied for three years at the Royal Academy. Jacob Epstein was her most influential teacher.

Soon after completing her formal education, Una Rawnsley became Una Hanbury and devoted herself full-time to being a wife and mother. During World War II she left England for Bermuda and brought her family to the United States once the war was over. Hanbury settled in Washington, D.C., where she resumed her sculpting career, completing many large scale commissions for public buildings such as the Medical Examiners Building, Baltimore, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Springfield, Virginia, among others. She developed a fine reputation as a portrait sculptor, and commissions included busts of Rachel Carson, Enrico Fermi, Buckminster Fuller, Laura Gilpin, Richard Neutra, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer, S. Dillon Ripley, and Andrés Segovia. In addition, animals--particularly horses--were a favorite subject since childhood; sculptures were commissioned by several zoos, and horse portraits often were commissioned by owners.

In 1970, Una Hanbury relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she continued working well into old age and became a significant force in the art life of that region.
Provenance:
The Una Hanbury papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the artist's daughter, Jillian Poole, in 1999 and 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Animal sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Animal sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994, bulk 1966-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hanbuna
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bed34e06-6d84-4d8b-ae87-c4a67459ffcb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hanbuna
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