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Research material on Ralston Crawford and Niles Spencer

Creator:
Freeman, Richard B., 1908-  Search this
Names:
Crawford, Ralston, 1906-1978  Search this
Spencer, Niles, 1893-1952  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1986
Scope and Contents:
Freeman's research materials on Ralston Crawford and Niles Spencer include biographical material, letters (1941-1983), writings and notes by Freeman (1967-1970) and Crawford (1953-1966), clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs.
REEL 3667: Letters (1941-1976) from Ralston Crawford to Freeman, his close friend and business associate, concern Crawford's artistic thoughts and developments, his works of art including paintings, photographs, and films, his exhibitions, sales, teaching positions, travels, and other personal experiences. Also included are letters from Crawford's wife Peggy to the Freemans and letters to Crawford and Berman from others on related subjects.
UNMICROFILMED: Other correspondence includes 10 letters (1971-1977) from Crawford to Edward Weigand regarding the consignment and sale of Crawford's work through the Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, and additional letters (1960-1983) between Freeman and the Crawfords. Other materials include notes and writings by Freeman, and Crawford's lecture notes on lithography, painting and art in the university (1953-1966). Printed materials consist of clippings (1945-1986), press releases (1962-1985), exhibition announcements and catalogs (1934-1986), and brochures on art courses (1960-1962). Photographs and a metal offset printing plate show Crawford (1971-1975), his funeral procession, the exterior of his studio, and works of art.
UNMICROFILMED: Research material relating to Niles Spencer includes 2 biographical accounts (1954, 1965), typescripts of Freeman's articles "Niles Spencer: An Early Painting (1967) and "Disaster in Aliquippa" (1970), 3 clippings (1965-1971), 3 exhibition catalogs (1965-1979), a photograph of Spencer and 65 works of art. Thirty-one letters (1965-1972), primarily from Spencer's colleagues, including Alexander Brook, John Dos Passos, Isabella Howland, Robert Laurent, and Henry Strater, discuss Spencer and his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; Lexington, Ky. Died 1987.
Provenance:
Material donated 1978 and 1985 by Richard B. Freeman; and additional material donated 1988 by Freeman's widow Barbara B. Freeman.
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:
Art historians -- Kentucky  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freerich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freerich

Ralston Crawford: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000710
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137991

Boxcars, Minneapolis [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Landscape--Minnesota--Minneapolis  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002957
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132406

Lovely Stornoway [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1970
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002958
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132407

Study with Rocks [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1937
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Study  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002959
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132408

Architectural Study [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1938
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Study  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002960
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132409

Composition [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1935
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002961
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132410

Still Life, Exton [drawing] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1936
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Still Life  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002962
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132411

Coal Elevator [art work] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Coal Elevator  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0002963
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132412

Lobster Pots Number 3 [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1960-1963
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003006
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132455

Boxcar, Minneapolis No. Two [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1949-1961
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003007
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132456

Torn Signs [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966-1970
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003008
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132457

Second Avenue Collage [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1969
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003009
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132458

Construction [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1958
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003010
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132459

Port Clyde Number 2 [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1966-1967
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003011
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132460

Nassau Number 4 [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1964-1971
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003012
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132461

Turbine Shafts, Coulee Dam Number 2 [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1971
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Industry  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003013
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132462

Nassau Number 5 [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Photographer:
Rosenblum, Walter 1919-2006  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Ca. 1965
Topic:
Nordness Gallery  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Image number:
ROS R0003014
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_132463

Flour Mill #2 [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1937
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Industry--Mill  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0096519
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_96520

Aircraft Plant [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Crawford, Ralston 1906-1978  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1945
Topic:
Architecture--Industry--Factory  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0008912
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_8912

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