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Edith Emerson papers

Creator:
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Date:
1839-1981
bulk 1894-1971
Summary:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s (Box 1; 1 Folder)

Series 2: Letters, 1916-1965 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1887-1970 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, 1839, 1882-1954 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Subject Files, circa 1865-1955 (Box 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1971 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1916-1981 (Box 2, 6 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, illustrator, and curator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born in Oxford, Ohio, Emerson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel and Thomas Wood Stevens and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, and Daniel Garber. She assisted Violet Oakley primarily between 1917 and 1930 and shared her studio from 1918 until Oakley's death in 1961. Emerson served on the Board of Directors of the Woodmere Art Gallery beginning in 1940, subsequently becoming Curator. She was also a founding member of the Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation.
Separated Materials:
Edith Emerson lent four scrapbooks for microfilming in 1977. Loaned material is available on microfilm reels 1186-1187, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
Edith Emerson lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1977. Addition papers were donated in 1990 by the Free Library of Philadelphia, who received them from Emerson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Edith Emerson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1849-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.emeredit
See more items in:
Edith Emerson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-emeredit

Winters, Helen C. - Woodstock Artists Association

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 15
Reel 5868, Frame 1036-1125
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920-1967
Scope and Contents note:
Winters, Helen C.

Winton, Flora and Frank J.

Wise, Howard E.

Wislocki, George B.

Witherspoon, Mary Eleanor

Witte, Edward H., Jr.

Witte Memorial Museum/San Antonio Art League

Witter, Faith A.

Wolf, Ben and Ruth

Wolf, Stanley J.

Wolfe, William D.

Wolfert, Helen

Wolpin, Kay

Woman's Day -- Magazine

Woman's Home Companion

Women's American ORT

Women's Club

Wood, Franklin S.

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott

Wood, Robert W., Jr.

Ruby Ross Wood, Inc.

Woodhouse, Betty Burroughs (See also Burroughs, Betty)

Woodin, Mrs. William H.

Woodmere Art Gallery

Woodruff, Adele G.

Woodstock Artists Association
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-franrehg-ref486

Oral history interview with Hugh Mesibov

Interviewee:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (3 hr., 24 min.), digital, wav)
80 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 Dec. 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Hugh Mesibov conducted 2012 Dec. 4, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Mesibov's home and studio, in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. Mesibov speaks of growing up in Philadelphia; working as a shipfitter at Cramp's Shipyard; his time working with the graphic arts division of the WPA and creating a new print process called the carborundum print with artists Dox Thrash and Michael Gallagher; painting canvases and mural for the WPA; his time at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art; his relationship with Dr. Albert C. Barnes of the Barnes Foundation and Barnes Collection; gatherings at "The Heel" on South Broad Street in Philadelphia, which was part of Horn and Hodart; painting murals The Book of Job and Byzantine Figure; his relationship with art collector David Orr. He recalls moving to New York City in the 1940s and becoming a member of "The Club" with other Abstract Expressionists like David Kline and Ibram Lassaw; exhibiting his work at the Sragow Gallery, the Susan Teller Gallery, the Woodmere Art Gallery, and the Chinese Gallery; his time spent in Aspen, Colorado, where he was exposed to poets and nature that influenced his work; working as an art teacher at the Wiltwyck School in Esopus, New York; working as an art therapist with Judith Kramer at the Lenox Hill House in New York City; moving to Rockland County, New York in the 1960s with his family; teaching at Rockland Community College; his friendships with other artists in the area such as Khoren Der Harootian, Vaclav Vytlacil, Richard Pousette-Dart, and Maurice Prendergast. Mesibov is joined in the interview by his wife, Eudice Charney Meisbov, and his daughter, Deborah Mesibov. Chelsea Cooksey assists James McElhinney with the recording.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Hugh Mesibov (1916-2016) was an artist and professor emeritus in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. Interviewer James McElhinney is a painter and educator in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded as 4 sound digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 24 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.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mesibo12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mesibo12

Woodmere Art Gallery

Collection Creator:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 61
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1964, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Paul Bransom papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Paul Bransom papers, 1862-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Paul Bransom papers
Paul Bransom papers / Series 4: Personal Business Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-branpaul-ref206

W

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 82
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1951-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Waddington Galleries

Walden School

Washington Art Association

Washington Storage Co.

Washington University, St. Louis

Wayne State University

Weatherspoon Art Gallery

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Western Association of Art Museums

Western Illinois University

Westmoreland County Museum of Art

Westover School

Wildenstein and Co.

Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts

Winn Galleries

Witte Memorial Museum

WNET/13

The Woodmere Art Gallery

The Woodward Foundation
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers / Series 3: Correspondence Files / 3.1: Institutions and Dealers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref930

Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation records

Creator:
Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation  Search this
Names:
Woodmere Art Gallery  Search this
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1987
bulk 1961-1987
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with artists, performers and other organizations, 1943-1984; financial records, including a membership dues account book, 1961-1972, bank statements, 1979-1985, invoices, 1973-1980, insurance forms, 1976-1983, tax records, 1965-1982, and grant records, 1971-1983; constitution and by-laws; transcripts of hearings concerning Cogslea; inventory lists, 1982-1986; documents concerning the sale of property and the transfer of material to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts;
membership lists; attendance records, 1978-1981; lists of works by Violet Oakley; minutes and agenda from meetings, 1968-1984; and subject files containing letters and printed material concerning various museums, colleges, and galleries, including the Woodmere Art Gallery. Also included are brochures, 1910-1980; newsletters; 2 exhibition catalogs; and 21 slides of Violet Oakley's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Organized in 1962 to commemorate the life and work of mural painter Violet Oakley. Housed in Oakley's studio at Cogslea. Aim was to encourage the arts, literature, and international understanding through the presentation of lectures, exhibitions and conferences. The original officers were Edith Emerson (president), Mrs. Lloyd Van Sciver (vice-president), Theodore A. Ulrich (treasurer), and Lavinia Arant (secretary). Dissolved in 1986.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who received the records when the Foundation dissolved. Additional Foundation correspondence was microfilmed with the Violet Oakley papers on reels 3716-3745.
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:
Arts administrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.violoakl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-violoakl

Oral history interview with Hugh Mesibov, 2012 Dec. 4

Interviewee:
Mesibov, Hugh, 1916-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362298
AAA_collcode_mesibo12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362298
Online Media:

Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation records, 1910-1987, bulk bulk 1961-1987

Creator:
Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Emerson, Edith  Search this
Oakley, Violet  Search this
Woodmere Art Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10294
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213482
AAA_collcode_violoakl
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213482

Woodmere Art Museum [Folder]

Additional name:
Woodmere Art Gallery  Search this
Woodmere Gallery  Search this
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:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
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_103884

Bronson, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Frudakis, Evangelos 1921-2019  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001631
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12665

Charles Lanman : landscapes and nature studies / curated by Harry Frederick Orchard

Author:
Lanman, Charles 1819-1895  Search this
Orchard, Harry Frederick  Search this
Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Lanman, Charles 1819-1895 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N40.1.L285 M8
N40.1.L285M8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_252706

Charles Rosen : the Pennsylvania years (1903-1920) / Thomas Folk, guest curator

Author:
Folk, Thomas  Search this
Westmoreland County Museum of Art  Search this
Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Woodmere Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Rosen, Charles 1878-1950 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
Call number:
N40.1.R7193 F6
N40.1.R7193F6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178852

Unicorn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Grimley, Oliver 1920-  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Literature--Character--Unicorn  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001632
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12666

Sammy Houston, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lathrop, Gertrude Katherine 1896-1986  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Animal--Portrait--Sammy Houston  Search this
Animal--Donkey  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001633
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12667

Ruth, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Rogers, Randolph 1825-1892  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Portrait female--Ruth  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Ruth  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001634
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12668

Rhythm, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Riu, Victor 1887-1974  Search this
Medium:
Black granite
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001635
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12669

My Father the Poet, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Stork, Francis Wharton 1911-  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001636
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12670

Flute Player, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bailly, Joseph Alexis 1825-1883  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Flute  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001637
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12671

Echo, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bailly, Joseph Alexis 1825-1883  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Echo  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001638
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12672

Woman From the Sea, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Levy, Margaret Wasserman 1899-  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19118
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001639
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_12673

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