Biographical material; correspondence; financial records; Baha'i material; music; writings; art works; printed material; and photographs.
Biographical material includes diaries with sporadic entries, undated and 1958-1959; address books; membership cards, and honorary titles. Correspondents include Stephen Andrus, Dore Ashton, Arthur G. Barnett, John and Betty Bowen, Adelyn Breeskin, Cliffa Carson (niece), Thomas A. Chew, Lillian Clark, Paul Cummings, Arthur Dahl, Shoghi B. Effendi, Dorothy Elmhirst, Claire Falkenstein, Lyonel Feininger, Janet Flanner, John Ford,Miriam Gabo, Colin Graham, Pehr Hallsten, Pamela Harkins, Nina Harwood, John and Anne Hauberg, Kay Hillman, Joseph Hirshhorn, David Hofman, Carl Holty, Herbert Hoover, Leroy and Silvia Ioas, Berthe P. and Claire Jacobson, Nina Kandinsky, Helen Kendall, Carolyn Kizer, Katharine Kuh,Rene Lauby, Bernard Leach, Gerald Lieberman, Andre Masson, Marjory Masten, George Mathieu, N. Richard Miller, Joan Miro, Axel Mondell, Alfred Neumeyer, Ben Nicholson, Vincent Price, Mark Ritter, Diego Rivera, Nancy W. Ross, John Russell, Henry Seldis, Charles Seliger, Otto Seligman, Art Smith, James Speyer, Michel Tapie, Miriam Terry, Roland Terry, Juliet Thompson, Kenneth Tyler, Charmion Von Wiegand, Heloise Wardall, Ulfert Wilke, and Marian Willard of the Willard Gallery.
Also found are: notes taken while studying French; financial, legal and medical records; material relating to Baha'i, including credential for Tobey for the Baha'i World Congress, 1963, class notes, photographs, prayer books, and printed material; music, including sheet music by Tobey, recital program, and music by Harold Budd, John Sundsten,and Debussey; writings and poetry by Tobey and Dahl; writings on Tobey; a transcript of an interview of Tobey conducted by William Seitz; sketches and sketchbooks by Tobey and by others, including Bernard Leach; printed material on Tobey, including reproductions of work, exhibition catalogs and announcements, magazine articles, and clippings; and printed material on others, including Hallsten, Leach, Seliger, Feininger, Abraham Walkowitz, Alberto Burri, and Jules Pascin.
Also included are photographs of: Tobey, Tobey with family and friends, exhibition installations, works of art, an album containing photos, sketches and notes, ca. 1920-1950, an album of photos of Tobey's Seattle studio taken after his death by Kenneth Tomlinson, 1976, and miscellaneous photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Abstract Expressionist. Also worked as fashion illustrator, portrait painter. Born in Wisconsin, December 11, 1892. Died 1976. Worked in Chicago, Seattle, Basel, Switzerland; New York, N.Y., Dartington Hall, Devonshire, England, and Paris. Convert to Baha'i religion.
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Seattle Art Museum.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929 Search this
2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
1908-1911, 1914-1924, 1926-1927 and undated
This accession consists of correspondence files which include documents sent to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Allen Dyar by B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark,
James Chamberlain Crawford, Leland Ossian Howard, Frederick Knab, E. B. O'Leary, George Freeman Pollock, and Francis X. Williams, 1911, 1914-1917, 1919-1922, 1924, and undated,
concerning entomology, book purchases, and financing of the Skyland resort. All letters contain fragments of drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar on the reverse,
undated. The short story files contain complete drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous personal, business, and scientific
correspondence and documents on the reverse of many drafts, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Much of the business correspondence relates to Dyar's investments and real estate
Box 1 contains correspondence from George Freeman Pollock to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Dyar about the financial management of Skyland resort, 1914-1924; correspondence
from Leland Ossian Howard and E. B. O'Leary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1915-1916, including his letter of appointment to the Bureau of Entomology,
1915; correspondence from Frederick Knab of the U.S. National Museum to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1916; miscellaneous correspondence to Harrison Gray Dyar concerning entomology
and scholarly publications from B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Francis X. Williams, and others, 1911, 1915-1917; and Harrison Gray Dyar drafts
of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated.
Boxes 2-4 contain Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous business, personal, and scientific correspondence and documents
on the reverse, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Correspondence related to "REALITY" magazine, undated, and the American Literary Bureau, 1915-1917, are included in Box
3. Arranged by short story. Folder titles were copied from original folder titles.
Five preliminary architectural sketches for the temple of the Mashrak-el-Azkar, which the followers of the Bahai movement are to build upon the shore of Lake Michigan at Chicago, by Charles Mason Remey