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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers

Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Names:
Albright Art School (Buffalo, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Federal Works Agency  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Appel, Marianne, 1913-1988  Search this
Henson, Jim  Search this
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
0.035 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sketchbooks
Manuscripts
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Drawings
Date:
1910-2009
Summary:
The Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers measure 5.0 linear feet and 0.035 GB and date from 1910-2006, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1928-1977. Correspondence, writings, drawings, printed and digital material, miscellaneous items and photographs document Mecklem as an artist, muralist and art instructor and Appel as an artist, puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. A significant part of Appel's papers consists of drafts of two illustrated children's books.

There is an unprocessed addition of 3.6 linear feet donated in 2019 relating to Marianne Greer Appel including biographical material, correspondence, writings, rare published and printed material, photographs, and preliminary works of art.
Scope and Content Note:
The Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers measure 5.0 linear feet and 0.035 GB and date from 1910-2006, with the bulk of materials dating from 1928-1977. Correspondence, writings, drawings, printed and digital material, miscellaneous items and photographs document Mecklem as an artist, muralist and art instructor and Appel as an artist, puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. A significant portion of Appel's papers consist of drafts of two illustrated children's books.

Austin Mecklem's papers include biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence and letters, and printed material from the WPA. Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs, announcements and press releases, and an article from Fortune Magazine concerning the Coulee Dam, a subject of interest to Mecklem. Digital material consists of "Catalogue Raisonee as of February 2009".

Of particular note are Mecklem's lecture and teaching notes on the "Fundamentals of Art" prepared for his class at the Albright Art School. Also, there are photographs of Mecklem's paintings and murals, including his design for a mural for the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D. C. Original artwork by Mecklem includes the blueprint for the Portland, Connecticut Post Office mural, drawings on tissue paper, a watercolor landscape, and a cartoon entitled "Life at the High."

Appel's papers consist of drafts of children's books, "The Story of Juliet" (1945) and "Perlydew" (after 1953), correspondence, writings, sketches and clippings from the period after Mecklem's death. Correspondence includes personal letters and letters from the Federal Works Agency Public Buildings Administration regarding the Agency's purchase of Appel's artwork. Also found are sketch books and an original watercolor signed by Appel.

Also found are photographs of friends and family as well as photographs of Appel's paintings and puppets she designed. Some photographs of puppets carry notes by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. Appel's book drafts include manuscripts, both typed and hand-written, with layouts and illustrations in tempera or gouache.

This collection contains scattered notes by the donors which identify or explain materials.

There is an unprocessed addition of 3.6 linear feet donated in 2019 relating to Marianne Greer Appel including biographical material, correspondence, writings, rare published and printed material, photographs, and preliminary works of art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 Series. Materials are generally arranged by record type and chronolgically thereafter.

Missing Title

Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers, 1910-2006 (Boxes 1-2; OV3; 0.9 linear feet, ER01; 0.035 GB)

Series 2: Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1928-2006 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 3: Family Photographs, 1928-1950 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1928-2006 (Boxes 4-7; OV 8-10); 3.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Artists Austin Merrill Mecklem "Meck" (1894-1951) and Marianne Greer Appel (1913-1988) married in 1937 and lived and worked in Woodstock, New York as part of the Woodstock artists' colony, Maverick. Mecklem died in 1951 at age 56. In 1953, Appel and her two daughters moved to New York City where she pursued a career as a puppet designer and author and illustrator of children's books. She worked for puppeteer, Bill Baird, and later, Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. Appel married Carl Harms, actor and puppeteer, in 1960.

Both Mecklem and Appel were associated with the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Mecklem received notable commissions from the WPA, including the painting of murals for the Recorder of Deeds Building in Washington, D. C., the Wrangell, Alaska Custom House and Post Office, and the Post Office in Portland, Connecticut. Mecklem also taught art at the Museum School in Portland, Oregon, the Art Students League in New York, the Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York, and the Woodstock School of Painting. Mecklem's work has been exhibited in a number of one-man shows and at major museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Austin Mecklem was born in Califax, Washington and studied at Washington State University, the San Francisco School of Fine Arts, the Art Students League in New York and in Paris and Holland. His first marriage to Hannah Small, also of the Woodstock artist's colony, ended in divorce. In 1906 Appel began her studies at the Woodstock School, where she met Mecklem. Appel's work has been exhibited at museums such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2010 by Sarah Greer Mecklem and Merrill Mecklem Piera, Austin Mecklem's and Marianne Appel's daughters, and in 2019 by Sarah Greer Mecklem.
Restrictions:
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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.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Puppeteers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Manuscripts
Photographs
Watercolors
Sketches
Drawings
Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meckaust
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Austin Merrill Mecklem papers

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2; OV3)
0.035 Gigabytes (ER01)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1910-2009
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical materials include Mecklem's high school diploma and graduation program, a United States Passport in his name, membership cards and an automobile registration. Among Mecklem's teaching notes is an essay entitled "A Tentative Introduction to Aesthetics" by Fritz Mart, Ph.D. There also are Work Progress Administration (WPA) bulletins covering the period from April, 1935 to July, 1936 and September, 1936 to February, 1937, WPA assignment cards, and materials explaining the WPA Federal Art Project and its gallery operation. The letters and correspondence primarily concern Mecklem's professional memberships and his efforts to secure employment and exposure for his art. Digital material consists of "Catalogue Raisonee as of Feb. 2009".

Additional Mecklem drawings can be found in a shared sketchbook found in the Appel papers, Series 2.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meckaust, Series 1
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929-1939
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in Box 2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Professional Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Letters from Friends

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Letters from the Work Progress Administration

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1943
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in OV3
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Teaching Notes - Albright School of Art

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Lecture Notes

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
after 1924
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9164893ca-789b-4bc6-a6b9-bf4e22042089
EDAN-URL:
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Exhibition Catalogs and Labels

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8-9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c92d78ca-e8c1-4f71-b835-b6366b4767c7
EDAN-URL:
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Exhibition Announcements

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Work Progress Administration Bulletins

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw987d74436-c580-4207-8f60-cf5283c05544
EDAN-URL:
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Clippings

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-1999
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in Box 2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Drawings

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1911-circa 1940
Scope and Contents note:
oversized material housed in Box 2
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photographs - Artwork

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14-15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920's-1950
1932-1950
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91fc3586d-e8a4-481d-9a3c-f477c2b287e8
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High School Biographical Material: High School Diploma and Graduation Program

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910
Scope and Contents note:
from Box 1, folder 1
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
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Archives of American Art
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Grand Coulee Dam Article

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents note:
from Box 1, folder 12
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
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Archives of American Art
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Drawings

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1911-circa 1940
Scope and Contents note:
from Box 1, folder 13
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 1: Austin Merrill Mecklem papers
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Archives of American Art
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Blueprint for Portland, Connecticut Mural

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Oversize 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940
Scope and Contents note:
from Box 1, folder 5
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marianne Greer Appel papers

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928-2006
Scope and Contents note:
Letters include communications from the Federal Works Agency Public Buildings Administration concerning the Carville, Louisiana Marine Hospital Water Color Competition and reference letters in support of Appel's application for a Guggenheim Fellowship, including one by Ernest Gruening, then Governor of Alaska. Gruening became acquainted with Appel's work when she and Mecklem worked in Alaska for the Works Progress Administration. More personal are the hand-written letters from friends, including notes of condolence on the passing of Mecklem. Writings by Appel express her interest in nature and thoughts about life. There are illustrated drafts of her children's book "The Story of Juliet," about life lessons of a seal. Also found are three sketchbooks including one she shared with Mecklem.

The photographs are of puppets, paintings by Appel, and what are probably family snapshots. The donors' notes suggest that writings that accompany certain puppet photos are notes from Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.
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Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meckaust, Series 2
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Letters including Works Progress Administration

Collection Creator:
Mecklem, Austin Merrill, 1894-1951  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1952
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers
Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers / Series 2: Marianne Greer Appel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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