Theodore Barbarossa papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.barbtheo
Creators:
Barbarossa, Theodore Cotillo, 1906-1992
Kennedy, Kennedy, Keefe and Carney (Firm)
Dates:
1931-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
8.6 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; awards and citations; personal and business correspondence with: Inslee Hopper, consultant to the Chief of the Section of Fine Arts; Richard T. Feller, Clerk of Works for the Washington Cathedral; and Kennedy, Kennedy, Keefe and Carney (formerly Maginnis and Walsh and Kennedy), architects for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Md. concerning his work at those churches; correspondence regarding his work at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the St. Thomas' Church, NYC, and others; sketches, drawings, etchings and studies for reliefs and sculpture; clippings; and photographs of Barbarossa and his sculpture.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Biographical data; awards and citations; military records; correspondence, mostly business but including a few letters from friends and fellow sculptors such as Richard Barthe, Walker Hancock, Thomas Lo Medico, and Heinz Warneke; writings; sketches, drawings, and etchings by Barbarossa and others; studies for relief and figural sculpture; photographs and slides of Barbarossa, others, and of his sculpture, notably of his commissioned sculpture for the New York World's Fair (1939), for several Treasury Dept. art projects in the 1930s, and for his post-WWII commissions for churches, primarily in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C. and NYC, and Catholic schools in Tarrytown and Yonkers, NY.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Belmont, Mass. Died 1992.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1980 by Theodore Barbarossa. Addition donated 1996 by Susan Gray Barbarossa, Barbarossa's daughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Christian art and symbolism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feller, Richard T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopper, Inslee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Cathedral Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Baltimore, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Thomas' Church (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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