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Vera Berdich papers

Creator:
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Kucera, Kathryn  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Webster, Lynn  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1947-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; letters received, many from people associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings; sketchbooks; printed material; and a photograph album.
Included are biographical writings and resumes; letters (some illustrated) from friends, colleagues, and family, including Barbara Aubin, Kathleen Blackshear, Whitney Halstead, Thomas Kapsalis, Kathryn Kucera, Denis Loy, Ethel Spears, Lynn Webster and Berdich's sisters and cousins; letters from galleries and museums including the George Binet Gallery (N.Y.C.), the Yamada Gallery (Japan), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Illinois Arts Council; subject files on the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; writings regarding printmaking techniques, an index of Berdich's art works; notes kept during Berdich's sabbatical in San Francisco; 4 sketchbooks; clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs; and photographs, slides and photo albums of Berdich, her friends, family and works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Printmaker, educator; Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Vera Berdich.
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 teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Printmakers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.berdvera
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-berdvera

Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers

Creator:
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964  Search this
Arquin, Florence  Search this
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Biesel, Fred, 1893-1954  Search this
Foy, Frances M., 1890-1963  Search this
Gardner, Helen, d. 1946  Search this
Halstead, Whitney  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry, 1925-  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1990
Scope and Contents:
Spears papers (ca. 0.5 ft.) include photographs of Spears and her work; writings about Spears; letters, 1935-1967; a file on the WPA; and travel notes. Blackshear's papers include: writings by and about Blackshear, including an unpublished manuscript by Blackshear, SURVEY OF ART, 1926, and an editor's proof of Helen Gardner's ART THROUGH THE AGES (3rd ed.); photographs of Blackshear and her work; travel diaries, 1920 and undated; ca. 80 sketches; a sketchbook; letters, 1925-1986; address books, 1947-1963 and undated; clippings, 1926-1967; exhibition announcements, 1929-1965; files on Gertrude Abercrombie, Alexander Archipenko, Florence Arquin, Helen Gardner, Whitney Halstead, Tom Kapsalis, Ray Yoshida, and others, containing letters, printed material, photographs of works of art, and personal photographs; and 2.0 ft. of notebooks on art.
Also included are 2.0 ft. of handmade Christmas cards to both Blackshear and Spears from Barbara Aubin, Fred Biesel, Frances Foy, Rockwell Kent, Ray Yoshida, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lecturer, writer, educator; Chicago, Ill. As a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Blackshear worked as a teaching assistant under Helen Gardner and then continued to teach there for 35 years. She had a lifetime friendship with painter and instructor Ethel Spears.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by William Terrell, Blackshears' nephew and executor.
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 teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.blackath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blackath

Barbara Aubin papers

Creator:
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Extent:
8.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1950-2006
Scope and Contents:
Personal and professional correspondence; writings; personal business records; photographs of Aubin, her works of art and family; scrapbooks; two VHS videos and printed material relating to painter, teacher, and curator Barbara Aubin.
Also included is a miniature portrait of a man "Joshua" (presumably a relative of Aubin's) painted on ivory in a medallion, possibly dated 1867.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Aubin (1928-2014) was a painter, teacher, and curator in Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
Donated 2016 by the Barbara Aubin estate via Amie Hyman, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.aubibarb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-aubibarb

Barbara Aubin papers, circa 1950-2006

Creator:
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Video recordings
Topic:
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17365
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)381310
AAA_collcode_aubibarb
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_381310

Paula Gerard papers

Creator:
Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Bentley, Claude Ronald, 1915-  Search this
Berenson, Mary, 1864-  Search this
Garrett, Lillian  Search this
Gerard, Helen, 1861-1938  Search this
Olson, Douglas John, 1934-  Search this
Schwalb, Susan, 1944-  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1885-1989
Scope and Contents:
Resumes, correspondence with Barbara Aubin, Mary Berenson, Claude Bentley, Lillian Garrett, Douglas Olson, Susan Schwalb and others, 1910-1989; art works, including many loose sketches, sketchbooks and Christmas cards from friends; untitled sound recording; clippings, exhibition catalogs; blank postcards; a scrapbook on Gerard's exhibitions, 1930-1979; travel diaries, 1918-1938; writings on and by Gerard; and teaching and class notes. Also included are 0.4 ft. of the papers of Paula's mother, Helen Gerard, including correspondence and writings, 1885-1935.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, printmaker, teacher; Chicago, Ill. Born in Italy to writer Helen Gerard, Italian representative to the American Federation of Art and contributor to the American Magazine of Art, International Studio and other art publications. Paula began her study of art in Italy and continued in the U.S. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and at the Midway Studios at the University of Chicago.
Provenance:
Donated 1990 by Paula Gerard Renison.
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:
Graphic artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.gerapaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gerapaul

Barbara Aubin Christmas card to Ethel Spears

Creator:
Aubin, Barbara, 1928-2014  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1902 or 03-1974  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1928 and 1990
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13326
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Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears papers, 1920-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13326
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