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Scarab Club Yearbook

Collection Creator:
Waltensperger, Charles E., 1871-1931  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 54
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Charles E. Waltensperger papers, 1893-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Charles E. Waltensperger papers
Charles E. Waltensperger papers / Series 7: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw929bef51e-dc40-4326-b42d-8e3f38164a46
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-waltchar-ref65

Lecture

Collection Creator:
March, Benjamin, 1899-1934  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January 18, 1930
Scope and Contents note:
"Photography" . Scarab Club, handwritten, 1 page,. 5 ½" x 9".
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
No restrictions on use.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin March Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Judith March Davis, 1995
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Benjamin March Papers
Benjamin March Papers / Series 3: Writings and Research Materials / 3.1: Lecture Materials / Lectures given in Detroit
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc373223939-ba52-45a9-8a7f-a424dd9b86db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1995-10-ref79

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Waltensperger, Charles E., 1871-1931  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905-1931
Scope and Contents note:
Biographical material consists of three passports, identification cards, a voter's registration card, and membership cards for the Detroit Young Men's Christian Association and the Scarab Club.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Charles E. Waltensperger papers, 1893-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.waltchar, Series 1
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Charles E. Waltensperger papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc958a40-1e36-4186-a9d8-804eb15449da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-waltchar-ref12

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Waltensperger, Charles E., 1871-1931  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 19 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1931
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material includes clippings concerning art, health, and financial investment, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Waltensperger and others, a Scarab Club yearbook, travel brochures, brochures concerning Christian topics, and miscellaneous printed material.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Charles E. Waltensperger papers, 1893-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.waltchar, Series 7
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Charles E. Waltensperger papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9dcb2798c-8197-4cd2-8553-fabe7990f15b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-waltchar-ref53

Santini, Louis; Scarab Club of Detroit; Sahaeffer Galleries, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Fleischman, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur), 1925-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 125
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Papers, 1837-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa2a16df-885f-460b-9ad7-9bd33ba92d69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-fleilawr-ref297

Oral history interview with Ernest Junker, 1967 Dec. 5

Interviewee:
Junker, Ernest  Search this
Interviewer:
McCoy, Garnett  Search this
Subject:
Bostick, William A  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12266
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212770
AAA_collcode_junker67
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212770

Edgar L. Yaeger papers, 1923-1989

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Boorsma, Jay  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D.  Search this
McPharlin, Paul  Search this
Pappas, John L.  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Sparks, Joseph  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6415
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215434
AAA_collcode_yaegedga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215434

Oral history interview with William Bostick, 1981 August 11-19

Interviewee:
Bostick, William A., 1913-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Rospond, Mary Chris  Search this
Subject:
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Founders Society  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11715
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212082
AAA_collcode_bostic81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212082
Online Media:

Scarab Club records, 1910-1959

Creator:
Scarab Club  Search this
Subject:
Boutell, Henry Sherman  Search this
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley)  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7131
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209265
AAA_collcode_scarclub
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209265

Michigan Water Color Society records, 1947-1976

Creator:
Michigan Water Color Society  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7992
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210161
AAA_collcode_michwate
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210161

Florence Davies papers, 1930-1962

Creator:
Davies, Florence  Search this
Subject:
Scarab Club  Search this
Topic:
Detroit news  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7368
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209523
AAA_collcode_daviflor
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209523

Florence Davies papers

Topic:
Detroit news
Creator:
Davies, Florence  Search this
Names:
Scarab Club  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1930-1962
Scope and Contents:
Writings and printed material.
REEL 2803: A handwritten copy of a talk given by Florence Davies at the Scarab Club in Detroit on December 28, 1962, at the time she was made an Honorary Life Member of the club.
REEL D133: Davies' column Detroit News Art Section, Jan. 5, 1930-Dec. 14, 1945.
Biographical / Historical:
Art critic; Detroit, Michigan.
Provenance:
Material on reel D133 lent for microfilming 1963 by Florence Davies. Material on reel 2803 donor is unknown.
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 -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.daviflor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f8034c3-3c1a-4643-9253-e4fbe91de9f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-daviflor

Percy Ives papers

Creator:
Ives, Percy L. (Percival L.), 1864-1928  Search this
Names:
Detroit Museum of Art. School  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1890-1994
bulk circa 1890-circa 1930
Summary:
The papers of Detroit portrait painter Percy Ives (1864-1928), measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1930. Two hundred and fifty-eight glass plate negatives of sitters, models, and artwork by Ives form the bulk of the collection. Additional papers include two 1923 letters, a folder of notes, news clippings, sketches, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Detroit portrait painter Percy Ives (1864-1928), measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1930. Two hundred and fifty-eight glass plate negatives of sitters, models, and artwork by Ives form the bulk of the collection. Additional papers include two 1923 letters, a folder of notes, news clippings, sketches, and photographs.

Letters include one to "The Oil and Colour Man" from "The Dweller in the Cave of Winds," and an IOU from A. W. "Gus" Ives to Percy Ives.

Notes include seven index cards with notes on "nibbles" and sales of paintings; and notes about Ives made in 1936 by James Parker's father. News clippings include four 1940 issues of a newspaper column, "We Old Timers," about Ives and his family.

Artwork consists of fifty-eight pencil sketches which have been mounted on the pages of a photograph album.

Thirty-seven photographs, most of them mounted on paper, include two which appear to be of Ives in his studio. The other photographs are of the interior and exterior of a house, an unidentified woman, farm scenes, and other outdoor scenes. There are also two photographs of paintings by Ives, including a self portrait.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Percy Ives Papers, (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter and dean of the Detroit Museum of Art School, Percy Ives (1864-1928), was the son of artist Lewis Thomas Ives; father and son were considered to be among the most notable Detroit artists of the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Ives studied initially with his father, and subsequently attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the early-1880s, and the Academié Julian and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1884 to 1890. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1887 and 1893, and at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

After returning to the United States, Ives settled in Detroit where his father had a studio, and painted portraits, often of prominent men of Michigan, as well as a number of people outside the state including Grover Cleveland and Walt Whitman. Notable examples of his portraiture hang in many of the county and state buildings of Michigan.

Ives was a member of several Detroit artist associations, such as the Scarab Club, served as incorporator, trustee, and treasurer of the Detroit Museum of Art before it became the Detroit Institute of Arts, was appointed dean of the museum school in 1896, and designed the seal of the institute.

Ives died suddenly in 1928 at the age of 63.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 593) including two diaries, 1885-1887 and 1903-1907, three albums containing photographs of family and friends, a book of illustrations of commercial signs painted by Ives, and fifteen loose sketches. Lent materials were returned to the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, Michigan and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library gave the Archives of American Art Percy Ives' sketches and glass plate negatives in 1956-1957 and lent material for microfilming in 1973. James B. Parker, whose father, Dr. Albert Russell Parker, purchased Ives's desk with the items intact, donated additional material in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
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 -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Artists' studios--Photographs  Search this
Arts administrators--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Portrait painters--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Portrait painting--United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Percy Ives papers, circa 1890-1994, bulk circa 1890-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ivesperc
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Percy Ives papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98b271e3c-7eb5-4445-97a2-6e3cff70776c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ivesperc
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Charles E. Waltensperger papers

Creator:
Waltensperger, Charles E., 1871-1931  Search this
Names:
Académie des beaux-arts (France) -- Students  Search this
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
1893-1931
Summary:
This small collection of scattered papers of painter and illustrator Charles E. Waltensperger measures 1.2 linear feet and dates from 1893-1931. Papers include biographical material, scattered correspondence between family members, sales records, engagement diaries, notes, sketches of the human form, printed material, and photographs of Waltensperger, his family, colleagues, and travel scenes.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter and illustrator Charles E. Waltensperger date from 1893-1931 and measure 1.2 linear feet. Biographical material includes passports and membership cards, including one for the Scarab Club. Letters are generally from members of the Waltensperger family discussing travels. One letter from Waltensperger briefly mentions his studies at the Académie des Beaux Arts and his instructor, Jean-Léon Gérôme, "who is perhaps the best that ever happened. He is very severe and no fancy stuff goes with him." Business records consists primarily of receipts, but also include account books documenting sales. Also found within the papers are annotated engagement diaries, notebooks that contain addresses, notes about art, and annonated sketches, and miscellaneous notes. There is one folder of Waltensperger's artwork consisting of sketches of the human form. Printed material including clippings and exhibition catalogs relating to Waltensperger and others. Photographs found here are of Waltensperger, his family and friends, and scenes from his travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1905-1931 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1899-1931 (Box 1; 19 folders)

Series 3: Business Records, 1925-1931 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Engagement Diaries, 1914-1931 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1913-1931 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1930 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1896-1931 (Box 1; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1890-circa 1930 (Box 1, 2; 25 folders)
Biographical Note:
Charles E. Waltensperger was born on April 10, 1871 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Emily and Fred Waltensperger, a merchant.

Waltensperger studied art at the Julius Melchers School with fellow students Joseph Kraemer, Myron Barlow, and Fred Leipziger. While working as an elevator operator for the Detroit Free Press, Waltensperger made sketches of the passengers. This attracted the attention of publisher William E. Quinby, who was so impressed with his drawings that he paid Waltensperger's tuition at the school of the Detroit Museum of Art.

During the early 1890s, Waltensperger exhibited his work in a competition at the Detroit Institute of Arts and was awarded a James E. Scripps scholarship that financed his art studies for two years in Europe. He studied both at the Académie des Beaux Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme, and at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1893. Upon his return to the United States, Waltensperger was employed as a commercial artist and worked as an illustrator for the Detroit Free Press. He also illustrated books written by M. Quad, the pseudonym of humorist Charles Bertrand Lewis.

Waltensperger later established his own studio and turned his interest to creating oil paintings, primarily of Dutch interiors. He traveled extensively in Europe and in New England. He was a member of a group of Detroit artists known as the Hopkin Club that held exhibitions at the Old Detroit Museum of Art before they established the Scarab Club.

Waltensperger never married and during the last five years of his life, ill health forced him to curtail his travels. He died of a heart attack on December 12, 1931 in Detroit.
Provenance:
The Charles E. Waltensperger papers were donated in 1973 by the artist's brother, George Waltensperger, through Mrs. Beverly Bassett who was conducting a survey of Michigan artists. In 1979, two photographs and two letters were donated.
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:
Illustrators -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Charles E. Waltensperger papers, 1893-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.waltchar
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Charles E. Waltensperger papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c80fa8e-07f6-4535-85c3-87ceb399e5c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waltchar

Oral history interview with Ernest Junker

Interviewee:
Junker, Ernest  Search this
Interviewer:
McCoy, Garnett  Search this
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Names:
Scarab Club  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: (45 min.), 7 in.)
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1967 Dec. 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ernest Junker conducted 1967 Dec. 5, by Garnett McCoy and William Bostick, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest Junker was an art club manager in Detroit, Mich. He was manager of the Scarab Club from 1929-1966.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.junker67
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw913c32d60-1cc0-4a04-bd30-c63bb450ec48
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-junker67

Oral history interview with William Bostick

Interviewee:
Bostick, William A.  Search this
Interviewer:
Rospond, Mary Chris  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Founders Society  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
Grotell, Maija  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 August 11-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Bostick conducted 1981 August 11-19, by Mary Chris Rospond, for the Archives of American Art.
Bostick speaks of his childhood; his early interest in art; his education at the Carnegie Institute and the Detroit Academy of Art; studying at Cranbrook Academy with Zoltan Sepeshy and Maija Grotell; the beginning of his career in commercial art; his early museum career; becoming administrator of the Detroit Institute of Arts; the ART QUARTERLY; the growth of the Detroit Institute's collection and its administrative history; some of the Institute's more important exhibitions; his own artistic style and methods; the Scarab Club and the Founders Society. He recalls E.P. Richardson and William R. Valentiner.
Biographical / Historical:
William Bostick (1913-2007) was an art administrator from Detroit, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav file. Duration is 4 hr., 18 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Michigan -- Detroit
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bostic81
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw928ac0cf1-8685-42d2-8f35-7d4c3290906b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bostic81
Online Media:

Scarab Club records

Creator:
Scarab Club  Search this
Names:
Boutell, Henry Sherman, 1856-1926  Search this
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1959
Scope and Contents:
Organizational records; financial records; printed materials; metal printing block engraved with club logo for stationery; club publications; and scrapbooks of exhibition materials, clippings, invitations, photographs and memorabilia.
REELS 3622-3623: Constitution and by-laws; membership lists; correspondence, between the secretary, Clyde H. Burroughs, the treasurer, H. S. Boutell, members, and others; financial records,a booklet, "The Founding and Growth of The Scarab Club of Detroit"; an undated exhibition catalog annotated with a record of sales; 5 issues of the "Scarab," 1925; and a metal-faced printing block engraved with a design for Scarab Club stationery.
REEL D318: Three scrapbooks containing annual exhibition catalogs, clippings, copy of the constitution and house rules, directories of members, party invitations, back issues of the "Scarab", photographs, and club memorabilia.
REEL D117: An incomplete file of the "Scarab," the publication of the Scarab Club.
Biographical / Historical:
Art club; Detroit, Mich. Founded in 1907 for artists and art lovers.
Provenance:
Material on reel D117 lent 1963 for microfilming by William Bostick, material on reel D318 lent 1968 for microfilming by the Scarab Club, material on reels 3622-3623 donated 1976 by the Detroit Institute of Art.
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:
Artists -- Michigan  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Michigan
Identifier:
AAA.scarclub
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f5de9dc5-6e9c-463e-aa57-1c417e63eb2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scarclub

Scarab Club [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99193

Edgar L. Yaeger papers

Creator:
Yaeger, Edgar L., 1904-  Search this
Names:
Federal Art Project (Mich.)  Search this
Scarab Club  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Boorsma, Jay, 1893-1955  Search this
Jerry, Sylvester, 1904-1990  Search this
Jungwirth, Leonard D., 1903-1964  Search this
McPharlin, Paul, 1903-1948  Search this
Pappas, John L., 1898-1976  Search this
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957  Search this
Sparks, Joseph, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1989
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information, correspondence, printed material, photographs and art work relate to Yaeger's career as an artist, including his work on the WPA Federal Art Project.
Correspondence, 1926-1968, is primarily with museums and galleries concerning loans of Yaeger's art, prizes, invitations to submit works of art, and acknowledgments of gifts, 1926-1968. Correspondents include Clyde H. Burroughs, E.P. Richardson, Robert B. Harshe, and Daniel Catton Rich.
Photographs, ca. 1935, show fellow WPA artists, among them Diego Rivera in front of his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jos(eph) Sparks, and Leonard Jungwirth; Yaeger working on a mosaic; a group photo of John Pappas, Paul McPharlin, Jerry Sylvester and Sparks; and color photos of Yaeger's mosaic work at the Scarab Club. Original art work includes a linoleum print, 1976 by Yaeger, sketches and watercolors for his WPA murals at the Ford School Library and the Brodhead Naval Armory, and 3 greeting cards from fellow artist Frederick Papsdorf, 1951-1975.
Also found are lists of paintings, 1923-1931; printed materials, 1923-1989, including exhibition announcements and catalogs, many for Annual Exhibitions for Michigan Artists; clippings, and newsletters addressed to the "Friends of Edgar Yaeger" (ca. 1988-1989).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, mosaicist; Detroit, Mich. His WPA mural commissions included the Brodhead Naval Armory, Ford Elementary School, the Public Lighting Commission Building, and the Grosse Pointe South High School Library.
Provenance:
Donated 1990-1991 by Edgar Yaeger.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Muralists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Mosaicists -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Michigan  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.yaegedga
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b86ea798-fdbf-434f-ac67-cf6c870f8ac4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yaegedga

Michigan Water Color Society records

Creator:
Michigan Water Color Society  Search this
Extent:
33 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1976
Scope and Contents:
Thiry-three exhibition catalogs and brochures.
Biographical / Historical:
Art society, Detroit, Mich. Seventy artists interested in promoting watercolor as an artistic medium joined together in 1946 to develop a regional organization. Organizers were drawn from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the Scarab club. The Society organized a lecture series, established a watercolor prize, and sponsored exhibitions. Staged a national watercolor exhibition in 1966.
Provenance:
Loaned by Mary Jane Bigler, member of the Michigan Water Color Society and of the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- Michigan  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Michigan
Identifier:
AAA.michwate
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f4aea4d0-35e5-41fe-979f-2f6426bdc375
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-michwate

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