Vincent Aderente papers

Collection ID:
Aderente, Vincent, ca. 1880-1941
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
130 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilm collection of the Vincent Aderente papers contains correspondence (1910-circa 1934), including four letters from Edwin Blashfield; 5 sketches by Aderente; and notes and printed material on three mural commissions executed by Aderente. Commissions include murals at the main post office in Flushing, NY depicting local historical events; at the general court house in Jamaica, NY (circa 1942-1943) depicting the different periods of law from Egyptian to American; and at the main branch of the Lincoln Savings Bank in Brooklyn, NY depicting Lincoln's life. Also included in the collection is a list of portraits and murals by Aderente, including works by Edwin Blashfield on which Aderente worked as an assistant; a photograph of Aderente; and printed material, including many reproductions of Aderente's murals and graphic work, and a series of booklets on the history of the Detroit Library.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vincent Aderente (1880-1941) was an Italian American muralist. He studied at the Art Students League and was Edwin Blashfield's assistant. Aderente's work can be found across the United States, including at St. Matthew's Cathedral; the Detroit Public Library; the United States Post Office in Flushing, Queens; the Queens County Court House; and the Long Island Savings Bank.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D32 available at Archives of American Art and through inter library loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Vincent Aderente, widow of Aderente.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Detroit Public Library Burton Historical Collection holds the Vincent Aderente papers, 1899-1965.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New York (State) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001