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Paul and Mary Wescher papers, 1920-1976, bulk 1949-1976

Creator:
Wescher, Paul Reinhold, 1896-1974  Search this
Wescher, Mary, 1902-1986  Search this
Subject:
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David)  Search this
Stockent, Constance  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Woelffer, Dina  Search this
Citation:
Paul and Mary Wescher papers, 1920-1976, bulk 1949-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210909
AAA_collcode_wescpaul
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210909

Paul and Mary Wescher papers

Creator:
Wescher, Paul, 1894-  Search this
Wescher, Mary  Search this
Names:
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Stockent, Constance  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Photographer:
Woelffer, Dina, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1976
bulk 1949-1976
Scope and Contents:
Biographical data; family and personal correspondence, with letters from Julie and Man Ray, William Valentiner, Wolfgang Paalen, Dorothy Miller, and others; published and unpublished writings on art and poetry; printed material; photographs of the Weschers (two by Dina Woelffer), Benny Goodman, Man Ray, Valentiner, and others, including a photograph of Julie Ray by Man Ray, and a photo of Constance Stothart by Man Ray, 1950; sketches; collages; and miscellany [ca. 700 study photographs, negatives and reproductions of works of art, and 19 negatives of the Weschers have not been microfilmed].
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Wescher (1896-1974) was an art historian and administrator in Santa Monica, Calif. He and his wife Mary collected pre-Columbian art and 20th century painting. Mary's first husband was Herbert Stothart, who won an Academy Award for the musical score for "The Wizard of Oz."
Provenance:
Donated 1977 by Mary Wescher.
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 historians -- California -- Santa Monica  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wescpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9efa1f9c9-b76d-4012-aa6a-caa2a11c7ac6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wescpaul

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