Alexander Calder letters and photographs

Collection ID:
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
Physical Description:
2 Volumes
(55 items on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two albums labeled "Letters" and "Calder," containing 31 letters and 15 postcards from Calder, 1927-1960, to George Thomson, 4 empty envelopes, 2 photographs of the Calder family, a Christmas card with a photograph of the Calder family, and an exhibition announcement for the Pierre Matisse Gallery. Calder, writing to Thomson in London from various locations, discusses his travel plans, work, and his hopes of seeing Thomson. A few of the letters are illustrated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Roxbury, Ct. Thompson was a banker, London, England, and a friend of Calder and family.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4781 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Kahn, presumably collectors.

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
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Connecticut -- Roxbury Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomson, George Derwent Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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