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Eleanor Jewett papers

Creator:
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Tribune Company  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1892-1955
Scope and Contents:
Letters, printed matter, photographs, notes, and scrapbooks.
Letters, 1920-1955, mainly 1929-1939, regard Jewett's lectures, reviews, reorganization of Goodman Theater, and the removal of the painting "Song of the Lark" from exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago, including 1 letter from Carter H. Harrison, former mayor of Chicago, disagreeing with Jewett's opinion on "Song of the Lark" and discussing whether or not people can recognize which art is representative of their time.
Printed material, 1930-ca.1935, includes two exhibition catalogs, four reviews by Jewett, a page from her appointment diary, and newsletters from art and journalism organizations. Other material includes Christmas cards, 1927-1940, some with original artwork, and 2 valentines; photographs, undated and 1930, among them Diana Thorne with one of her paintings, and Mrs. Archibald Freer, 1930; two reproductions and a photograph of artwork; notes, 7 sheets, with dates of articles Jewett considered her best and a list of columns she wrote; and nine scrapbooks of articles by Jewett.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic; Chicago, Ill. Jewett first obtained a job at the Chicago Tribune in 1917 through the editor, her cousin Colonel Robert McCormick. She started writing fiction, beauty, and fashion columns, and, in 1918, became art editor. She retired in 1956. Her generally conservative criticisms treated many modernist painters and movements unfavorably. She was involved with anti-modernist art groups such as the Palette and Chisel Club and the Sanity in Art Society, on whose board she served. Jewett also wrote verse which the Tribune published. She published two books of poems: FROM THE TOP OF MY COLUMN (1927) and IN THE WIND'S WHISTLE (1929). She married Godfrey Lundberg in 1920, and retained her maiden name professionally.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by William Lundberg, Eleanor Jewett's son. His two sisters, Joan Lundberg and Lucy Schneider, also contributed to this gift.
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 critics  Search this
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.jeweelea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jeweelea

Macena Barton papers

Creator:
Barton, Macena, 1901-1986  Search this
Names:
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Grell, Louis, 1887-1960  Search this
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1839-1985
bulk 1914-1985
Scope and Contents:
The Macena Barton papers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1914-1985. Included is biographical material consisting of membership cards, resumes, certificates and other biographical material; photographs and slides of Barton, Barton's family and friends, and works of art; printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs, five scrapbooks of clippings, and miscellaneous printed material; personal business records; works of art; writings and notes, including the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; correspondence, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett and others; a subject file for mural painter Louis Grell containing letters and clippings, and information on the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists and the Chicago Society of Artists; and miscellaneous mate.rial relating to Barton's career as a painter in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical / Historical:
Macena Barton (1901-1986) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois. Barton studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by James Romano and in 2020 by Harlan J. Berk, who purchased the estate of Macena Barton.
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:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bartmace
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bartmace

Eleanor Jewett papers, 1892-1955

Creator:
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Subject:
Tribune Company  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9190
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211385
AAA_collcode_jeweelea
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211385

John Charles Carroll Christmas card to Eleanor Jewett

Creator:
Carroll, John, 1892-1959  Search this
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
193-?
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11794
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Eleanor Jewett papers, 1892-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11794
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James Allmond Day letter to Eleanor Jewett

Creator:
Day, James Allmond, 1869-1968  Search this
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1929 December 4
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18094
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Eleanor Jewett papers, 1892-1955
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18094
Online Media:

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