Paolo S. Abbate papers

Collection ID:
Abbate, Paolo S., 1884-1973
Portions of the scrapbooks are in Italian.
Physical Description:
4 Microfilm reels
639 items on 4 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilm collection of Paolo S. Abbate papers contains biographical material; correspondence (circa 1908-1971), including letters to and from George Grey Barnard; writings and speeches on art; sketches; scrapbooks (circa 1912-circa 1953) containing writings and clippings (some of which are in Italian), including articles and obituaries on George Grey Barnard, Frederick William MacMonnies, and others; exhibition price lists; photographs of Abbate and of his work; and printed material, including articles by and about Abbate.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paolo Salvatore Abbate (1884-1973) was an Italian-born sculptor and minister who lived and worked in Connecticut. Born in Villarosa, Sicily, Abbate moved to the United states in circa 1902. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the founder of the Torrington Artists Association, and the co-founder of the Torrington Unico National chapter.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1316-1318 and 1322 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1977 by James and Samuel Alaimo, nephews of Abbate.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Paolo S. Abbate papers. Owned by James and Samuel Alaimo. Microfilmed by Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center Archives holds the Paolo S. Abbate papers (1919-1973).

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- Torrington Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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