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Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955

Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Artists -- Sweden  Search this
Motion picture art directors -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6185
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216425
AAA_collcode_borgcarl
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216425
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California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks

Creator:
California Art Club  Search this
Names:
Alvarez, Mabel, 1891-1985  Search this
Anderson, Antony  Search this
Barnsdall, Aline, 1882-1946  Search this
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Cook, Alma Mae  Search this
Deutsch, Boris, 1892 or 5-1978  Search this
Kosa, Emil Jean, 1903-1968  Search this
Miller, Evelyna Nunn  Search this
Millier, Arthur, 1893-  Search this
Modra, Theodore B., 1873-1930  Search this
Reiffel, Charles P., 1862-1942  Search this
Sheets, Millard, 1907-1989  Search this
St. Maur, Elaine  Search this
Vysekal, Edouard A., 1890-1939  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Cartoons (humorous images)
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
1916-1961
Summary:
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1961. Included are guest registers spanning 1927 to 1931; a Year Book 1916 of the California Art Club containing images of member artwork and essays; and eleven scrapbooks with clippings, exhibition materials, club bulletins, and place settings.
Scope and Contents:
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1961. Included are guest registers spanning 1927 to 1931; a Year Book 1916 of the California Art Club containing images of member artwork and essays; and eleven scrapbooks with clippings, exhibition materials, club bulletins, and place settings.

The scrapbooks contain local Los Angeles area newspaper clippings and magazine articles on social events, elections, art forums, club bulletins, and club activities in Los Angeles. Also included is art criticism by critics such as Arthur Millier, Alma May Cook, and Elaine St. Maur, as well as artist obituaries; exhibition announcements and invitations; press releases; and cartoons, sketches, and drawings. These scrapbooks record the events around the club and the Los Angeles art scene, as well as the people and artists involved including Aline Barnsdall, Antony Anderson, Evelyna Nunn Miller, Charles Reiffel, Edouard Vysekal, Theodore B. Modra, Boris Deutsch, Millard Sheets, Mabel Alvarez, Carl Oscar Borg, and Emil J. Kosa.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the materials are arranged as one series.

Series 1: California Art Club Guest Register and Scrapbooks, 1916-1961 (Boxes 1-5; 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The largest and most influential Los Angeles art organization during the early 20th century, the California Art Club was organized in 1909 from the Painters' Club. The group holds exhibitions, member talks, and other programs.
Provenance:
The California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks were donated to the Archives of American Art by Henry Ketting Olivier, a past president of the California Art Club, in 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art criticism -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks, 1916-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.caliart
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California Art Club guest register and scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caliart

Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks

Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1955
Summary:
This collection consists of three scrapbooks dating from 1903 to 1955 containing mostly newspaper clippings which document the career of California artist Carl Oscar Borg, particularly his work as art director for Hollywood films.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of three scrapbooks compiled by Borg, and after his death by his widow, Lily Borg Elmberg. These contain newspaper clippings from the U.S. and Sweden, documenting Borg's lifelong career as a painter and printmaker since his arrival in Los Angeles in 1903. One scrapbook, 1925-1938, highlights his role as supervising art director for the1926 silent film, The Black Pirate starring actor Douglas Fairbanks. Also included are articles about his years working in the silent movie industry (1925-1928) as the art director of films, Black Pirate, The Gaucho, The Night of Love, The Magic Flame, Two Lovers, and The Iron Mask.
Arrangement:
Volumes are divided into three main categories: I. Los Angeles Years (1903-1935), II. Silent movies and trip to Sweden (1925-1938), and III. Sweden and Santa Barbara years (1935-1955). The dates of a number of the newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs found in the scrapbooks overlap. In addition, Scrapbook I, 1903-1935, is in fragile condition and should be handled with care.
Biographical Note:
Self taught Swedish-American artist Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947) began his career as a sign painter in New York. He emigrated to the United States from Stockholm, Sweden in 1901, settling in Los Angeles in 1903 where he became active in the emerging Los Angeles art community. He became the protogé of Phoebe Apperson Hearst (mother of William Randolph Hearst) whose support and endorsement enabled him to study in Europe. He established himself as a serious artist after World War II working in the fields of print, film and painting, enabling him to secure a place among the Los Angeles artistic elite. Borg specialized in painting the Southwestern Hopi and Navajo Indians. He also painted mariners and the seal hunting scenes which took place in Channel Island near Santa Barbara. He was a member of the National Academy of Design, the National Academy of Arts, the Sociéte Internationale des Beaux Arts (Paris) and the prestigious Salmagundi Club. He traveled to Sweden in 1939, remaining there until the end of World War II. Upon his return to California, he settled in Santa Barbara where he remained until his death in 1947.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1998 by Helen Laird, who received the papers from Borg's widow, Lily Borg Elmberg in preparation for a biography on Carl Oscar Borg.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painters -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Topic:
Motion picture industry  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Artists -- Sweden  Search this
Motion picture art directors -- California  Search this
Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.borgcarl
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-borgcarl

Carl Oscar Borg: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000358
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137170

Navajo Trading Post [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0031692
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31693

California Summer [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0031693
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31694

Splendors of the West [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0031694
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31695

Summer Storm Arizona [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1938
Image number:
JUL J0031695
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31696

Navajo Camp [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1931
Image number:
JUL J0031696
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31697

Riders of the Painted Desert [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0031697
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_31698

Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1955
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.borgcarl, Series 1
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Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-borgcarl-ref12

Scrapbook I: The Los Angeles Years

Collection Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1935
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-borgcarl-ref13

Scrapbook II: Silent Movies and Trip to Sweden

Collection Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1938
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-borgcarl-ref14

Scrapbook III: Sweden and Santa Barbara Years

Collection Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1955
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-borgcarl-ref15

Los Angeles County Museum correspondence with artists

Creator:
Los Angeles County Museum  Search this
Names:
Bartlett, Dana, 1878-1957  Search this
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Bryan, William Alanson, 1875-1942  Search this
Daggett, Frank Slater, 1855-1920  Search this
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((104 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1938
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of Los Angeles County Museum directors William A. Bryan and Frank S. Daggett, and their assistants Louise Upton, Mary Marsh, and Helen Wood, with artists Andrew Dasburg, Robert Henri, Dana Bartlett, Guy Rose, Carl Oscar Borg and others. The letters relate to exhibitions, artists' visits, thank you and congratulatory notes, and specific paintings loaned or sold to the museum.
Provenance:
Donated in 1986 by Joseph Moure, and art historian and collector, who purchased the letters from a bookseller.
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:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Identifier:
AAA.losanm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-losanm

Phoebe A. Hearst letters to Carl O. Borg

Creator:
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919  Search this
Names:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Extent:
12 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1919
Scope and Contents:
Letters from Phoebe A. Hearst to Borg, written from her California residences in McCloud, Pleasanton, and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The letters reflect Heart's interest in Borg's career, her financial support of his European travels, and the closeness of their relationship.
Biographical / Historical:
Hearst was an art collector and patron; Pleasanton and San Francisco, Calif. She was the mother of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Among the artists to whom she provided financial support was the Swedish born painter and etcher Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947). Borg, who settled in Los Angeles in 1903, specialized in depicting Native Americans and landscapes of California and the Southwest.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Helen Laird.
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 patrons -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hearphoe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hearphoe

Carl Oscar Borg scrapbook I: the Los Angeles years

Creator:
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947  Search this
Subject:
Borg, Carl Oscar  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1903 through 1935
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18975
See more items in:
Carl Oscar Borg scrapbooks, 1903-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18975
Online Media:

Monterey Cypress, (painting)

Painter:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--California--Monterey  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Cypress Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72230143
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_437687

Day of the Fiesta, Walpi, (painting)

Painter:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Arizona--Walpi  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic--Walpi  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Adobe  Search this
Control number:
IAP 72230144
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_437688

Les Arbres de Californie, (painting)

Title:
California Trees, (painting)
Painter:
Borg, Carl Oscar 1879-1947  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1913
Topic:
Landscape--California  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9F460003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_448282

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