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Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet (Box 1, 18, OVs 20-22)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1997
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials include addresses, five appointment books, architectural plans, awards and certificates, biographical sketches and chronology, material documenting Cummings's relationship with the Colby College Art Gallery, family documents, a guest book from 1957, an interview transcript, a few legal papers, and membership cards. Also included are sketches, photographs, clippings of advertisements, templates, and source material for a mural commissioned by the Warner Brothers Company in Connecticut to document their history as a women's clothing company. Also found are Cummings's War Art Unit notebook containing administrative records; and memorial records containing a guest book, eulogy by John I.H. Baur, and obituaries.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cummwill, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98d880e36-f67d-48f5-93ab-07116ac2a6d5
EDAN-URL:
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Scrapbook 4, Clippings Regarding Exhibitions

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook contains clippings of reviews and articles about exhibitions of Cummings's artwork.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 5: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98b9518de-a44d-4b94-a5e9-45e7dc761a7e
EDAN-URL:
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Scrapbook 5

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 19, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1958
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook contains clippings, exhibition catalogs, Army certificates, and forms to become 1st lieutenant.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 5: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e8cdce65-13e9-459c-ad89-2736de74622f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref108

Awards and Certificates

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970
Scope and Contents:
Includes an exhibition catalog for the Fourth Annual Exhibition of Artists of Northern Westchester where Cummings won the Junior League Prize for Oils.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9683e21fc-fb23-4164-8b3d-cc0098207e06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref11

Greeting Cards

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s
Scope and Contents:
Contains a poster from William Pahlmann.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d50b2436-8d7d-4ac0-bf6d-e30c4746012d
EDAN-URL:
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Cummings

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930
Scope and Contents:
Contains two photographs by Paul Cordas.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 7: Photographic Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bfc753fe-75ff-47c6-beb1-72f776ec10f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref120

Drawings, General

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1945-circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes a few painted sketches.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 6: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw976c7a4b4-255f-47f2-887c-c26fdc6291ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref127

Student Work

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1934
Scope and Contents:
Includes portrait and figure drawings in various media, as well as painted mural mockups.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 6: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e0e21e2-e32c-4871-acb1-5f79946340cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref128

Colby College Art Gallery

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1963
Scope and Contents:
Includes a project proposal for the college's art collection, material for the Friends of Art at Colby College, printed materials, and lists of paintings in the art collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989ca3e5d-de89-4086-839a-e086a6621ed0
EDAN-URL:
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Paintings

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Oversize 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1945-circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes artwork in mixed media.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 6: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0ba8ef3-a9aa-4494-a4cd-8c00c2f2166b
EDAN-URL:
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Family Documents

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s
Scope and Contents:
Includes school work and drawings by Cummings's children.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ebfb5c73-2358-4570-a3dc-e94c0b53d3a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref14

Interview Transcript

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1941
Scope and Contents:
Transcript is of a WBZ-WBZA broadcast about Vose Galleries history.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a0242fb4-4075-4c0e-8b39-2892d2b263aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref17

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet (Boxes 2-13, OVs 20, 23)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1975
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is between Cummings and his wife Mildred or "Milly", daughter Daphne, son William, brother King, other family members, friends and colleagues, and clients such as politicians Margaret Chase Smith and Adlai Stevenson. While early general correspondence is more personal in nature, post World War II correspondence typically concerns Cummings's professional career and dealings at Skowhegan School. Also included are Christmas and greeting cards, Christmas cards created by artists, get-well cards, and sympathy letters to Cummings's family after his death in 1975. Correspondence dating circa 1970 relates to a studio at the Carnegie Center in New York City.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cummwill, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9912cb48a-c227-4615-97a6-8cb5ad80287a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref2

Memorial Records

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15-16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Includes one guest book, a transcript of a eulogy given by John I.H. Baur at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and obituaries.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d541dc03-2594-46cb-b6eb-2b66e4a79fc7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref20

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Records

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24-25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1997
Scope and Contents:
Includes a photocopy of a letter from Janet Van Hise Davidson donating her childhood portrait by Cummings to Skowhegan School, financial records, and material regarding fundraising.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ebde6a75-e466-4f60-a5fa-60d6e9f7cfc0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref22

War Art Unit Notebook

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 26-27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
The notebook includes material on directives, orders, financial information, and supply and shipping records that Cummings collected as 2nd Lt. in the Corps of Engineers, War Art Unit.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b8419309-a7b9-4a28-937a-b10a976c6dee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref23

Writings

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet (Box 14)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1974
Scope and Contents:
Writings consist of several essays by unidentified authors, Cummings's journal from his time in Paris, lists and notes, poems by Mildred Cummings and others, a statement by Cummings regarding his portrait of Margaret Chase Smith, and student work that includes Cummings's "Pictorial Art Notebook," a notebook containing handwritten text and clippings of artwork produced while studying at Yale University.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cummwill, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw924518ce0-613c-483e-918e-4eb40a3d6694
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref3

Christmas Cards by Artists

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960s
Scope and Contents:
Includes cards from William and Marguerite Zorach, Al Blaustein, Chaim Gross, and other artists.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d345bab9-942a-41ea-8908-a4af436e88c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref33

Envelopes Only

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
The envelopes were received by the archivist without their original letters. The letters may be included in the chronological correspondence.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Willard Warren Cummings papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb450850-2ade-4cec-84dc-e60adbadde77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref37

Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Cummings, Willard Warren, 1915-1975  Search this
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet (Boxes 14-16, 18)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1996
Scope and Contents:
The series includes art reproductions, booklets and pamphlets, calendars, event programs, exhibition announcements and catalogs, flyers, and periodicals featuring Cummings, his artwork, Colby College, and other artists. Also included are two copies of the book Soldier Art, invitations, and postcards.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cummwill, Series 4
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Willard Warren Cummings papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dc6deea2-4236-4f89-825d-9a11da7c7b1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-cummwill-ref4

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