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Marion Walton papers

Creator:
Walton, Marion, b. 1899  Search this
Names:
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958  Search this
Carmer, Carl Lamson, 1893  Search this
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965  Search this
Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981  Search this
Forrestal, James, 1892-1949  Search this
Gage-Colby, Ruth  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966 -- Photographs  Search this
Jameson, Storm, 1891-1986  Search this
Kadar, Bela  Search this
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Marsh, Fred Dana, 1872-1961  Search this
O'Keefe, Georgia, 1887-1986  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Photographs  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014  Search this
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Walton, Blanche Wetherill  Search this
Williams, Shirley, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1915-1976
Summary:
This small collection of the papers of sculptor Marion Walton measures 0.8 linear feet and dates from 1915-1976. Fifteen folders of letters written to Marion and her mother Blanche Wetherill Walton include many from artists and photographers, writers, musicians and composers, and political figures. Also found are printed materials, photographs, and a file concerning a reception for author Jonathan Daniels.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.8 linear feet, dates from 1915-1976, and documents the career of sculptor Marion Walton. Found within the papers are letters, printed material, photographs, and a file concerning a reception for author Jonathan Daniels.

Letters include those received by Walton and her mother, music patron Blanche Wetherill Walton, from many notable correspondents, including artist Charles Green Shaw, historian and suffragist Mary Beard, and novelist Vera Brittain. There are scattered letters from artists Béla Kádár, Rockwell Kent, Fred Dana Marsh, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Theo Stamos, and Abbott Handerson Thayer, composers Henry Cowell and Carl Ruggles, musician Pete Seeger, lecturer Ruth Gage-Colby, photographer Roy E. Stryker, political figures James Forrestal, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Shirley Williams, and writers Carl Carmer and Margaret Storm Jameson.

Printed material primarily consists of clippings and exhibition catalogs, and photographs are of Walton, her family, colleagues, and artwork. Of special interest is an early photograph of Alberto Giacometti with Rodin's model Carmen, and a photograph of Pablo Picasso autographed on the reverse.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Letters, 1922-1976 (Box 1; 15 folders)

Series 2: File Concerning a Reception for Jonathan Daniels, 1946 (Box 1; 14 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1924-1976 (Boxes 1-2; 17 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, 1915-1972 (Box 2; 18 folders)
Biographical Note:
Marion Walton was born in 1905 in New Rochelle, New York, the daughter of Ernest Forster Walton and music patron Blanche Wetherill Walton. During the 1920s, she studied at the Art Students League and, from approximately 1922 to 1924, at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris under sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. One of her classmates was Alberto Giacometti.

In 1933, Walton had a solo exhibition at the Weyhe Gallery and later participated in numerous group exhibitions primarily in New York City and in Paris, France. Her work is represented in private collections in the United States and abroad, and in the museum of the University of Nebraska.

Walton taught students in her studio in New York City and at Sarah Lawrence College. She was also a member of Artists Equity and a charter member of the Sculptors Guild.

Walton was married to James Putnam, assistant to the President of the publishing house, MacMillan Company.

Marion Walton died in 1996.
Provenance:
The Marion Walton papers were donated in 1976 by Marion Walton.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Marion Walton papers 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.
Topic:
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Marion Walton papers, 1915-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.waltmari
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Marion Walton papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waltmari

[Carl Carmer outside his octagonal home with dome and cupola in Irvington, New York: color slide (chromogenic phototransparency)]

Photographer:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Names:
Carmer, Carl Lamson, 1893  Search this
Collection Collector:
Sultner-Welles, Donald H. (Sultner, Donald Harvey), 1914-1981  Search this
Collection Printer:
Janus, Allan  Search this
Collection Interviewee:
Hanfstaengl, Erna  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Color dyes on film, unmounted., 2-1/4" x 2-1/4".)
Container:
Box 116, Sheet 3
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographs
Chromogenic processes
Date:
January 1958
Local Numbers:
AC0145-0000065 (AC scan no.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site, except that slides may be in cold storage and require warm-up period. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs -- 1950-2000 -- Color transparencies
Chromogenic processes
See more items in:
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection
Donald H. Sultner-Welles Collection / Series 5: Transparencies / 5.6: People / Bu-Fr
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0145-ref11711

America sings; stories and songs of our country's growing, collected and told by Carl Carmer

Author:
Carmer, Carl Lamson 1893-1976  Search this
Stringham, Edwin John 1890-1974  Search this
De Vincent Collection of American Sheet Music  Search this
Physical description:
243 p. illus. (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Scores
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
Topic:
Folk songs, English  Search this
Ballads, English  Search this
Call number:
M1629.C225A6X 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364322

The Jesse James of the Java sea / by Carl Carmer

Author:
Carmer, Carl Lamson 1893-1976  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1945
[1945]
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine  Search this
Sturgeon (Submarine)  Search this
Call number:
D783.5.S8C3X 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251729

Stars fell on Alabama [by] Carl Carmer; illustrated by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge

Author:
Carmer, Carl Lamson 1893-1976  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 294 p. incl. front. (map) illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alabama
Date:
1934
Topic:
Folklore  Search this
African Americans  Search this
African American tales  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F326.C28
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109072

The farm boy and the angel [by] Carl Carmer

Author:
Carmer, Carl Lamson 1893-1976  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Topic:
Mormon Church  Search this
Call number:
BX8635.2 .C28
BX8635.2.C28
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3734

The Hudson, by Carl Carmer; illustrated by Stow Wengenroth

Author:
Carmer, Carl Lamson 1893-1976  Search this
Skinner, Constance Lindsay 1882-1939  Search this
Wengenroth, Stow 1906-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 434, [13] p. illus. (incl. map) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Hudson Valley
Date:
1939
[c1939]
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F127.H8 C3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_86242

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