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Marcella Comès (Winslow) papers

Creator:
Winslow, Marcella Comès  Search this
Names:
Adams, Léonie, 1899-  Search this
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979  Search this
Chapin, Katherine Garrison, 1890-1977  Search this
D'Arcy, Martin Cyril, 1888-1976  Search this
De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956  Search this
Devlin, Denis, 1908-1959  Search this
Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005  Search this
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963  Search this
Gordon, Caroline, 1895-  Search this
Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962  Search this
Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958  Search this
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977  Search this
Masson, Leon, 1911-  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980  Search this
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972  Search this
Rothenstein, John, Sir, 1901-  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Saint-John Perse, 1887-1975  Search this
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-  Search this
Tate, Allen, 1899-  Search this
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-  Search this
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001  Search this
Weygandt, Cornelius, 1871-1957  Search this
Winslow, Anne Goodwin  Search this
Extent:
1,202 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1982 [and undated]
Scope and Contents:
Files related to Washington, D.C. art activities; photographs; scrapbook; and guestbook.
REELS 2424-2425: Scrapbook on Comès' sitters Leonie Adams, Elizabeth Bishop, Katherine Garrison Chapin, Martin D' Arcy, Walter de la Mare, Denis Devlin, Richard Eberhart, Robert Frost, Caroline Gordon, Ralph Hodgson, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Robert Lowell, Katherine Anne Porter, Ezra Pound, St. John Perse, Sir John Rothenstein, Karl Shapiro, Allen Tate, Mark Van Doren, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Cornelius Weygandt and Anne Goodwin Winslow, containing letters, clippings, book reviews, photos of sitters and Comès' portraits. Also included are photos of Comès and printed material relating to her.
REEL 2424, frames 3-243: A guest book, containing signatures, comments, sketches, photographs, clippings, and letters from artists, poets, writers, and other guests of Comès, including Walter de la Mare, Robert Frost, Leon Masson, Katherine Anne Porter, Sir John Rothenstein and Sir William Rothenstein, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and others. Also included are photographs of Comès and her family.
UNMICROFILMED: Artist, dealer, institution, and subject files containing letters, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, photographs, and other printed materials relating to Washington, D.C. art activities. Included are: files on artists Caroline Van Hook Bean, Ruby Grady, Jacob Kainen, Frank Wright, and others; files on the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Foundry, the Studio Gallery, and other galleries; subject files on the Art Barn, the D.C. chapter of the Artists Equity Association including membership lists and address labels, 1970-1972, the Art in the Embassies Program, the Conference on Artists and Taxes, 1977, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Federal Government and the art, including material on bills and hearings, 1973-1977, the Washington art community, women and the arts, art materials hazards, includes published works by Joy Luke Turner, and crafts.
Also included are a paper "Government Sponsorship of the Arts under the WPA and Ceta," by Martha Malles, 1978; clippings, with reviews by John Canady and others; photographs, undated and 1971-1973, of Marcella Comès, Art Barn happenings, including 45 slides, 1974, and Artists Equity Association, Washington chapter, exhibitions; a published reference directory of Washington art, WASHINGTON TODAY, 1967; and one 16mm amateur film circa 1974.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, photographer; Washington, D.C. b. 1905. d. July 6, 2000. Married name Mrs. Randolph Winslow. Trained at the Carnegie School of Fine Arts and privately in Europe. Comès played an active part in the local D.C. art community; as a member of the Women's Commission of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, president of the D.C. chapter of Artists Equity Association, 1969-1971, and as the national vice-president, 1971-1973. Comès was the ex-officio portraitist to the Poetry Chair at the Library of Congress.
Provenance:
Lent and donated 1982 by Marcella Comes.
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 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Poets -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.winsmarc
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winsmarc

John Evans papers

Creator:
Evans, John, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Ackerman, Blaster Al, 1939-2013  Search this
Arenella, Roy  Search this
Banana, Anna, 1940-  Search this
Behmenburg, Christa  Search this
Bleus, Guy  Search this
Caldera, Leslie  Search this
Chew, C. T. (Carl T.), 1948-  Search this
Cleveland, Buster, -1998  Search this
Cohen, Ryosuke, 1948-  Search this
Crozier, Robin  Search this
D'Angelo, Jerome, D.  Search this
Dorenfeld, Morris David  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Evans, Donald  Search this
Evans, James  Search this
Evans, Walt  Search this
Gaglione, Bill  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Higgins, E. F., 1949-  Search this
Janssen, Ruud, 1959-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Jorgenssen, Tod  Search this
Kasnowski, Chester  Search this
Kaufmann, Peter W.  Search this
Küstermann, Peter, 1950-  Search this
Leigh, Michael  Search this
Miller, David M.  Search this
Morilla, Robert  Search this
Pittore, Carlo  Search this
Plunkett, Ed (1922-)  Search this
Random, S. (Steven), 1954-  Search this
Rocola, Robert  Search this
Rosenberg, Marilyn K.  Search this
Senser, Andreas, 1942-1989  Search this
Spiegelman, Lon  Search this
Tavenner, Pat  Search this
Tisa, Benedict J.  Search this
Tostada, John  Search this
Trianfellos, Marya  Search this
Von der Burg, Sonja  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-  Search this
Artist:
Kawara, K., Japanese  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
1 Gigabyte
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Illustrated letters
Date:
1957-2012
bulk 1970-2012
Summary:
The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and 1.00 GB and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters are from mail artists, often with embellished envelopes and include and a digital version of Collected Essays by John Held, Jr. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, mail art shows and events, Ray Johnson's death and memorial tributes to him. The most thoroughly documented mail art project, "John Evans Fake Collages," is of unknown origin. In addition, there are a few items relating to projects conceived by Evans and more substantial documentation of projects initiated by Christina Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and 1.00 GB and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters - many with embelllished envelopes - are from mail artists. There is also a digital version of Collected Essays by John Held, Jr. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, Ray Johnson's death and subsequent memorial tributes, mail art shows and other events. The most thoroughly documented mail art project, "John Evans Fake Collages," is of unknown origin. In addition, there are a few items relating to projects conceived by Evans, and more substantial documentation of projects initiated by Christina Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.

Evans's mail art correspondents include: Dr. Al Ackerman (Blaster), Anna Banana (Banana Productions), Roy Arenella, Guy Bleus (The Administration Centre 42.292), buZ blurr, Richard C., Leslie Caldera (Creative Thing), Carl T. Chew, Buster Cleveland, Ryosuke Cohen, Chuck Welch (Cracker Jack Kid), Robin Crozier, Jerome D'Angelo, Irene Dogmatic (Dogmmystique/Dogmatique Misticky), Morris David Dorenfeld, Jerry Dreva, Donald Evans, James Evans, Walt Evans, Fa Ga Ga Ga, A. M. Fine, Bill Gaglione (Picasso Gaglione), John Held, Jr., HICO, E. F. Higgins, III, Rudd Janssen, Dianne Jenkins, Ray Johnson, Tod Jorgenssen, Chester Kasnowski, On Kawara, Gene Laughter, Michael Leigh (A.1. Waste Paper Co., Ltd.), David M. Miller, Minoy, Mohammed, Robert Morilla, Art Nahpro (Paul Jackson), Carlo Pittore, E. M. Plunkett, Steve Random, Robert Rocola, Marilyn K. Rosenberg, Andreas Senser, Skooter, Smegma (Scarlatina Lust, Alex Torrid Zone Igloo, Pardon My Myrth, Alexander Josef Hirka), D. C. spaulding, Lon Spiegelman, John Tostada (Tostdada, Oh Boy Mailart!), Pat Tavenner (Mail Queen), Third Story, Benedict J. Tisa, Sonja Van der Burg (Afzed), Whitson (Peter Whitson Warren), and Robert Warren.
Arrangement:
The collectionis arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Letters, 1957-2012 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8; 5.3 linear feet, ER01; 0.111 GB)

Series 2: Writings, 1983-1991 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1970s-2012 (Boxes 6-7; 0.8 linear feet, ER02-ER03; 0.889 GB)

Series 4: Mail Art Projects, 1986-2012 (Box 7, OV 8; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
John Evans (1932-2012), a collage artist in New York City, was an active participant in mail art.

After attending the Art Institute of Chicago, Evans moved to New York in 1963. He was a member of the Neo-Dada community and interested in Fluxus events. Meeting Ray Johnson and a few other mail artists at a party introduced Evans to mail art and led to many long term friendships.

Between 1964 and 2000, Evans produced a daily collage of found objects collected from the street, pasted onto a sketchbook page, enhanced with watercolor, and stamped with the date. Each collage included the image of a duck's head known as "Ursuline Duck," a reference to his friend Ursule Molinaro (1914-2000). The collages were, in effect, a diary that recorded everyday life and referenced his exhibition activities. John Evans: Collages, a monograph published in 2004, reproduced 364 collages representative of his style over time. His largest mail art project, "Fake John Evans Collages," spanned several years and was in progress at the time of his death.

John Evans died on October 5, 2012 following a heart attack.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Evans, widow of John Evans, in 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Mail art  Search this
Collage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Citation:
John Evans papers, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.evanjohn
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-evanjohn

Free all along : the Robert Penn Warren civil rights interviews / edited by Stephen Drury Smith and Catherine Ellis

Editor:
Smith, Stephen 1960-  Search this
Ellis, Catherine 1964-  Search this
Interviewer:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 330 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Interviews
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
African American civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104855

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, who called themselves the Nimipu, "the real people" : a poem / by Robert Penn Warren

Author:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Subject:
Joseph Nez Percé Chief 1840-1904  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 64 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Poetry
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Nez Percé Indians--Kings and rulers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815569

Selected letters of Robert Penn Warren / edited, with an introduction, by William Bedford Clark

Author:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Clark, William Bedford  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Southern States
United States
Date:
2000
2006
C2000-2006
20th century
1865-
Topic:
Authors, American--Homes and haunts  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
English teachers  Search this
Critics  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_782552

Robert Penn Warren : a biography / Joseph Blotner

Author:
Blotner, Joseph Leo 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Biography  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 585 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. tables, ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
English teachers  Search this
Critics  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W288 B56 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509251

Making history : the biographical narratives of Robert Penn Warren / Jonathan S. Cullick

Author:
Cullick, Jonathan S  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Knowledge History  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Technique  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 214 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southern States
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Literature and history--History  Search this
Biographical fiction, American--History and criticism  Search this
Historical fiction, American--History and criticism  Search this
Biography as a literary form  Search this
Narration (Rhetoric)  Search this
Autobiography  Search this
In literature  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W288 C85 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_599419

Who speaks for the Negro? / Robert Penn Warren

Author:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Physical description:
454 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965]
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Call number:
E185.61.W22X 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421239

The legacy of the Civil War; meditations on the centennial

Author:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1961
[1961]
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
E649.W27X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_258072

Robert Penn Warren / Katherine Snipes

Author:
Snipes, Katherine 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 195 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
CT275.W288 S6
CT275.W288S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_296069

The rime of the ancient mariner

Author:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 1772-1834  Search this
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., 3-148 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
[1946]
Call number:
PR4479 .A1 1946X
PR4479.A1 1946X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17504

American oracle : the Civil War in the civil rights era / David W. Blight

Author:
Blight, David W  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Robert Penn 1905-1989  Search this
Catton, Bruce 1899-1978  Search this
Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972  Search this
Baldwin, James 1924-1987  Search this
Physical description:
314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Influence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_973723

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