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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'Keeffe, 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.

Missing Title

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 Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw921da9a2b-980c-428e-8fb2-3483888a5553
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waltmari

Oral history interview with Jonathan Daniels, 1965 June 14

Interviewee:
Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jonathan Daniels, 1965 June 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Authors -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12328
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213396
AAA_collcode_daniel65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213396
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jonathan Daniels

Interviewee:
Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jonathan Daniels conducted 1965 June 14, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Daniels speaks of his association with the Farm Security Administration and his interactions with Roy Stryker.
Biographical / Historical:
Jonathan Daniels (1902-1981) was a writer, employed by the Farm Security Administration.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 26 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Authors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.daniel65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93e378d74-f46a-44c8-bc5d-f76842fc4241
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-daniel65
Online Media:

Three Presidents and their books; the reading of: Jefferson [by] Arthur Bestor; Lincoln [by] David C. Mearns; Franklin D. Roosevelt [by] Jonathan Daniels

Author:
Bestor, Arthur Eugene 1908-  Search this
Mearns, David C (David Chambers) 1899-1981  Search this
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981-  Search this
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 129 p. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523695

Jonathan Daniels and race relations : the evolution of a Southern liberal / Charles W. Eagles

Author:
Eagles, Charles W  Search this
Subject:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 254 p. : port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Liberalism--History  Search this
Historians--Biography  Search this
Journalists--Biography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D177 E15
CT275.D177E15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_212831

Washington quadrille; the dance beside the documents

Author:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Physical description:
370 p. illus., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1968
Topic:
Women--Biography  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F196 .D18
F196.D18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21698

The devil's backbone; the story of the Natchez Trace. With map and headpieces by the Dillons

Author:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Physical description:
278 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Natchez Trace
Southern States
Date:
1962
[1962]
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
F341 .D24X
F341.D24X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24979

The Randolphs of Virginia

Author:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Randolph family  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 362 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1972
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.R186 D2
CT275.R186D2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29538

The man of Independence

Author:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972  Search this
Physical description:
384 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971, c1950]
Call number:
CT275.T859 D2 1971
CT275.T859D2 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6156

The end of innocence

Author:
Daniels, Jonathan 1902-1981  Search this
Subject:
Daniels, Josephus 1862-1948  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Physical description:
351 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1954
[1954]
1913-1921
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
CT275.D18 D2
CT275.D18D2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9673

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