Rutherford Boyd papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.boydruth
Creators:
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951
Architectural League of New York
Dates:
1900-1983
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical information; correspondence; writings; financial records; sketches; photographs; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Biographical information on Rutherford, Harriet and Lydia Boyd; awards and membership certificates; correspondence (some illustrated) with Boyd's wife, Harriet A. Repplier Boyd, and other family members; letters from Josef Albers, Architectural League of New York, Alfred Barr, Elizabeth J. Blake, Claude Bragdon, Central Manual Training School, Philadelphia, Wilford S. Conrow, Edward B. Edwards, Edwin W. Fiske, Leon Kroll, J. Scott Williams and others; and letters of condolence to Boyd's widow; a photocopy of a letter to David Boyd from Conway Scott Williams regarding Dynamic Symmetry; a subject file on the film "Parabola" by Boyd; manuscripts and typescripts of articles by Boyd on design theory; financial documentations and legal records; 2 poems, "Harriet" and Catching the Cat"; sketches; annotated illustration proofs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Boyd and his work; and miscellaneous printed materials.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Magazine illustrator and sculptor; Leonia, New Jersey. Influenced by Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1984 by David Boyd, son of Rutherford Boyd.

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
Sculpture, Modern -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Symmetry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proportion (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New Jersey Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Jersey Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott), b. 1877 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albers, Josef Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blake, Elizabeth J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conrow, Wilford Seymour Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edwards, Edward B., b. 1873 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Edwin W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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