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The Bladensburg Union Burial Association records are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Bladensburg Union Burial Association records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Reverend L. Jerome Fowler.
0.5 Linear feet ( (partially microfilmed on 4 reels))
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical data; notebooks; files on exhibitions; photographs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material; and miscellany.
REELS 3170-3173: Correspondence, 1947-1981, with Alan Shean, Terry Allen, Howard Lipman, Bruce Oxford, Frederic Ossorio, William T. Wiley, Irene Burke, Dennis Adrian, Kenneth Price, Allan Frumkin, and others, and family correspondence including illustrated letters from Westermann to his wife, Joanna Beall, 1958-1979, letters from Joanna Beall, 1958-1971, and letters from his son, Greg Westermann, 1962-1981; biographical data; documents related to Westermann's employment in the U.S. Marine Corp., 1942-1958; obituaries, 1981-1982; 4 notebooks containing lists of sculpture sold and income and expenses, 1954-1964; 4 files on exhibitions, ca. 1970s; photographs, ca. 1925-1970's, of Westermann, his family and friends, and his works of art; material relating to his Tamarind Fellowship; exhibition announcements and catalogs, some of which relate to Joanna Beall; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Westermann and his work; exhibition announcements and catalogs; magazine and newspaper articles; 2 posters; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Brookfield, Conn.; d. 1981.
Material on reels 3170-73 lent for microfilming and unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 by Joanna Beall Westermann.
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