Dorothy Block papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.blocdoro
Creators:
Block, Dorothy, 1904-1984
Dates:
1920-1985
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 3481: Biographical data; Block's memoirs and writings on the Federal Art Project, William von Schlegell, and women artists; letters from Aristodemos Kaldis, Jacob Lawrence and others; photographs of Block, her family, von Schlegell, Kaldis, Michael Freilich, and others; 15 photographs of her paintings; a scrapbook containing reproductions of famous paintings annotated by Block for children; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellany. Also included are 11 drawings by Block of sculpture busts executed by her uncle Louis Keila; a photograph of a sculpture by Keila; and 2 clippings on Keila.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical material, including a copy of Block's Art Students League transcript for the years 1920-1930, an award, and obituary; letters, from Dorothy Grotz, 1979, and Aristodimos Kaldis, 1978; an article by Block, "Some Thoughts on Where We Stand," which appeared in Women & Art, 1972; clippings, 1958-1980; exhibition announcements and catalogs from Block's private and group shows, 1952-1982 and from other shows, 1968-1971; and 18 photographs of art works by Block.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3481 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed papers donated 1975-1977 by Dorothy Block and her sister, Lillian MacKendrick. Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1990 by Robert Dublirer, widower of Dorothy Block.

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.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freilich, Michael Leon, 1912-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kaldis, Aristodimos, 1899-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keila, Louis, 1883-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Schlegell, William, 1877-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grotz, Dorothy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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