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Oral history interview with Monica Borglum Davies

Interviewee:
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
School for American Sculpture  Search this
Borglum, Emma Vignal, 1864-1934  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922  Search this
Brinley, Putnam  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Millar, Addison T. (Addison Thomas), 1860-1913  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 May 8-August 27
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Monica Borglum Davies conducted 1990 May 8-August 27, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Monica Borglum Davies (1903-1997) was the daughter of Solon Borglum (1868-1922), sculptor.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 14 min.
Provenance:
This interview is 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
Davies discusses childhood memories in Silvermine, Connecticut; her father, sculptor Solon H. Borglum, and her mother Emma Vignal. She recalls their artist friends, including Daniel Putnam Brinley and Addison Millar; her father's candid personality; her mother's family, which took in young American artists in Paris as boarders, including her father and Alphaeus Cole; Paul Manship as her father's student; tensions between the Solon and Gutzon Borglum families; Borglum's service with the YMCA in France 1918-19; his establishment of schools for American sculptors in Paris and New York, 1920-22 (School for American Sculpture); purchase of large figurative works by St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, NYC; sudden death of her father and support received by the family from friends.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art Schools -- France -- Paris
Art Schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.davies90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9306f18c0-8463-4317-9750-34898811659b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-davies90
Online Media:

Guiseppe Moretti papers, 1888-1981

Creator:
Moretti, Giuseppe, 1859-1935  Search this
Moretti, Giuseppe, 1859-1935  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10194
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213259
AAA_collcode_moregius
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213259

Erastus Dow Palmer letter, 1868 March 10

Creator:
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5649
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208483
AAA_collcode_palmeras
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208483

Erastus Dow Palmer letter

Creator:
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Names:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1868 March 10
Scope and Contents:
A letter to Palmer from Frederic Edwin Church, written from Jaffa, Palestine.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; Albany, N.Y. Was self-taught. Was an expert joiner, patternmaker, and cameo cutter as well.
Provenance:
This typescript was prepared by the donor, David Huntington, in March 1957 from the original letter owned by Palmer's grandson, Joseph Gavit. Huntington writes, "I have had to do a minimum of editing. Church seldom used periods. He generally punctuated with dashes, or if the sentence ended at the margin he might not even write a dash. Where there would be a period, a double space has been left. If a word has been crossed out the typist has indicated dashes over the word."
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.palmeras
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d69fa36-0c3e-4895-b135-d4e1021f4ad0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-palmeras

Guiseppe Moretti papers

Creator:
Moretti, Giuseppe, 1859-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1888-1981
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; biographical material; writings; photographs of Moretti, his wife, his studio, home, gardens, and works of art; and scrapbooks. Some material compiled by Moretti's assistant, Geneva Mercer. Material on Moretti's wife, Dorothea, also included.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York City, Alabama, Pittsburg, Pa., and Italy. Born in Tuscany, Italy. Moved to NYC in 1888. He relocated to Alabama in 1901 or 1902 after working on a commission for the Alabama Worlds Fair.
Provenance:
Microfilm purchased from the Birmingham Public Library, 1990.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Alabama  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.moregius
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997269e83-2e32-45cd-9554-73a21867e18b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moregius

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