Archives of American Art

Emil Armin papers

Collection ID:
Armin, Emil, 1883-
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; correspondence, mostly letters and greeting cards received, 1926-1958, ca. 50 items, including an etching by Beatrice S. Levy dated 1932,; the last chapter ("Reanimating the Life of the World" pgs. 198-252) of a doctoral thesis by Ethel Joyce Hammer, ATTITUDES TOWARDS ART IN THE 1920'S IN CHICAGO (1975); a 3 p. undated price list for wood carvings, watercolors and oil paintings by Armin; a notebook, 1937-1971, containing a few poems, copies of letters, notes on painting techniques, curriculum vitae, and a lists of oils, 1917-1970, watercolors, 1914-1971, pastels, 1964-1965, prints, ca. 1921-1966, and carvings, 1920-1971 by Armin (title of work, size, date and buyer information is often included); 2 sketchbooks, 1916 and 1919 (22 x 10 cm. or smaller) containing pencil & watercolor sketches of people and landscapes, signed and dated; a scrapbook containing clippings, 1920's; 18 exhibition announcements, invitations and catalogs, 1931-1977; ca. 150 magazine articles and newspaper clippings, 1920-1967 and undated; and 6 photographs of Armin, 1945, 1963? and undated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Chicago, Illinois. Died 1971.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3769-3770 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Newspaper clippings are primarily photocopies. Badly deteriorated clippings were photocopied and discarded.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1985 by Hilda D. Armin, widow of Emil Armin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levy, Beatrice S. (Beatrice Sophia), 1892-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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