A baby book, 1929; biographical documents; military records; an award certificate; correspondence, undated and 1947-1976; a marriage certificate, divorce papers, and miscellaneous legal papers, 1955-1974; receipts and income tax records; price lists; sales records; loan forms for works of art; miscellaneous business records pertaining to dealings with the Bolles Gallery, 1950-1975; papers relating to Morehouse's teaching career at Sonoma State College; 3 sketchbooks, undated and 1950-1967;
miscellaneous writings by Morehouse, 1937-1949; a poem "Painting #509 by William Morehouse" by Lloyd Clark; clippings, 1949-1976; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1954-1975; miscellaneous printed material; and photographs of Morehouse, his exhibitions, and his works of art, undated and 1934-1975.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor; San Francisco, California.
Donated 1976 by William Morehouse.
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The Mary Fuller McChesney papers measure 44.1 linear feet and date from 1949-2011. Included are biographical material, correspondence, writings, artists' files, financial records, photographs, artwork, printed material, and reel-to reel sound recordings documenting the career of sculptor, art historian, and author, Mary Fuller McChesney. A small portion of the papers includes material on painter, Edward Corbett.
Among the sound recordings are interviews conducted by McChesney between 1965 and 1966, and used as the primary research for her book. Interviewees include Jeremy Anderson, Dorr Bothwell, Ernest Briggs, Joan Brown (2), Lawrence Calcagno (2), Edward Corbett (2), James Budd Dixon, Edward Dugmore, Jorge Goya, Dimitri Grachis, John Grillo (1966, 1972), John Hultberg, Jack Jefferson, James Kelly, Walter Kuhlman, Seymour Locks, Douglas MacAgy, Madeleine Martin, William Morehouse, Raymond Parker, Leonard Pollakoff, Ad Reinhardt, Deborah Remington, Phil Roeber, John Saccaro, Jon Schueler, Peter Shoemaker, Hassel Smith, Clay Spohn, Jean Varda, and James Weeks.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Fuller McChesney (1922-2022) was a sculptor, art historian, and author in San Francisco and Petaluma, California.
A majority of the collection donated 2015 by Mary Fuller McChesney. Photographs on reel 1329 donated 1973 and sound recordings donated 1994 by McChesney. Material on reel NDA 1 (fr. 728-741) lent for microfilming 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache; material on NDA 1 (fr. 930-943) lent 1964 by Mary F. McChesney.
This collection is temporarily closed. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.