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Dorothy Block papers

Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Freilich, Michael Leon, 1912-1975  Search this
Grotz, Dorothy  Search this
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979  Search this
Keila, Louis, 1883-1954  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Von Schlegell, William, 1877-1950  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1925-1985
Scope and Contents:
REEL 3481: Biographical data; Block's memoirs and writings on the Federal Art Project, William von Schlegell, and women artists; letters from Aristodemos Kaldis, Jacob Lawrence and others; photographs of Block, her family, von Schlegell, Kaldis, Michael Freilich, and others; 15 photographs of her paintings; a scrapbook containing reproductions of famous paintings annotated by Block for children; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellany. Also included are 11 drawings by Block of sculpture busts executed by her uncle Louis Keila; a photograph of a sculpture by Keila; and 2 clippings on Keila.
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material, including a copy of Block's Art Students League transcript for the years 1920-1930, an award, and obituary; letters, from Dorothy Grotz, 1979, and Aristodimos Kaldis, 1978; an article by Block, "Some Thoughts on Where We Stand," which appeared in Women & Art, 1972; clippings, 1958-1980; exhibition announcements and catalogs from Block's private and group shows, 1952-1982 and from other shows, 1968-1971; and 18 photographs of art works by Block.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Microfilmed papers donated 1975-1977 by Dorothy Block and her sister, Lillian MacKendrick. Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1990 by Robert Dublirer, widower of Dorothy Block.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.blocdoro
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Dorothy Block papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ec722a67-809b-4ddc-98fb-f04aa9972283
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blocdoro

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1977
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c24b3de-681f-457b-9d91-4c01526af767
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref10

on Louis Keila

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1954
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw906be5b31-b945-43ea-8c05-5c5fdfacbd47
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref11

Photographs, Block, Family and Friends

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1967
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw939b2c5f1-3db8-402f-b1f3-975674747ded
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref12

Photographs, Exhibitions and Works of Art

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s-1960s
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95260f5da-c658-449f-be45-b850e0e0aae4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref13

Printed Material, Clippings

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1980
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98a3a1072-6374-434e-9cff-08dc26bd4fe4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref14

Printed Material, Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7-8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1982
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97eee797a-455d-4a52-916d-2b446f1ac13c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref15

Writings

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-1972
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw915075272-50db-4add-bd89-9ad8c717e7e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref16

Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Volume BV3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99a2baf51-029a-4292-9331-013ebb676eb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref17

Artwork, Sketches

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Oversize OV2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b898ff4e-c589-4ade-b297-5859a48e036b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref18

Dorothy Block Papers

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet (Box 1, OV2, BV3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1985
Scope and Contents:
Artwork consists of eleven sketches by Block. Biographical data includes a copy of Block's transcript from the Art Students League, an award and obituary. Correspondence is with Dorothy Grotz, Aristodemos Kaldis, Jacob Lawrence, among others. A file on Block's uncle Louis Keila consists of a photo of his sculpture and two clippings.

Photographs depict Block, her family, Michael Freilich, Aristodemos Kaldis, and William von Schlegell; works of art; and an exhibition. Printed material includes clippings and exhibition announcements and catalogs. Writings by Block reflect on her career and the art world, including an article titled "Some Thoughts on Where We Stand" (1972) and a fragment of her memoir and reminisences of the Federal Art Project.

A mixed media scrapbook contains reproductions of famous paintings annotated by Block for children.
Collection 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.
Identifier:
AAA.blocdoro, Series 1
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Dorothy Block papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw970b56599-7daf-4476-aed5-e9466f935698
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref8

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1985
Collection 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.
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Dorothy Block papers
Dorothy Block papers / Series 1: Dorothy Block Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96f69d5d5-7a9f-45a5-829b-2fee7aab39de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-blocdoro-ref9

Vacation Scene [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Porch  Search this
Recreation--Leisure  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003180
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132629

Beach Scene [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Beach house  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003182
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132631

Terrace on Via Pontano [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1958
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Cityscape--Italy--Via Pontano  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Terrace  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003348
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132797

No Title Given: View from a Window [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Animal--Cat  Search this
Architecture interior--Detail--Window  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003349
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132798

Isola [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Boardwalk  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Strolling  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003351
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132800

No Title Given: Abstract Sculpture [sculpture] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003353
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132802

Vesuviana [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1955
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic  Search this
Animal--Cat  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Conversation  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003357
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132806

Triptych: Jazz [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Title:
Duet [painting] (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)
Artist:
Block, Dorothy 1904-1984  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1976
Topic:
Roko Gallery (New York, NY)  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Voice  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Piano  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003359
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132808

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