Archives of American Art

Cyrus Edwin Dallin papers

Collection ID:
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 8 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; sketchbook; journal; photographs; research files; typescripts; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 141: Letters to Dallin from Augustus St. Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Vesper George and other artists, and from family and friends. Also included are two clippings, one containing a poem written by Dallin about the delayed contract for his statue of Paul Revere in Boston.
Scope and Contents
REEL 178: Business correspondence and contracts; a sketchbook; 13 photographs of Dallin and his work; a 132 page journal by his wife with brief entries; a list of Dallin's works; and a typescript of a biography of Dallin by Vittoria Collorina Dallin (Mrs. Cyrus E.).
Scope and Contents
REELS 179-184: Business and personal correspondence; some manuscripts, lectures and poems by Dallin and material relating to a copyright lawsuit filed by Dallin; photographic research files, 1894-1961, (reels 182-184), contain photographs of Dallin's sculpture, related clippings and some correspondence; a typescript of "A Biographical Sketch" of Dallin by Stillman Powers; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Arlington Heights, Massachusetts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 141, 178 and 179-184 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 141: Originals returned to Mrs. E.B. Dallin after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 178: Originals returned to Lawrence Dallin after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 179-184: Originals in Robbins Memorial Library; Arlington, Mass.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel lent 1972 for microfilming by Mrs. Edwin B. Dallin via her grandaughter Mrs. J. K. McCabe, Jr. Material on reel 178 lent 1971 for microfilming by Dallin's son Lawrence Dallin. Material on reels 179-184 lent 1971 for microfilming by the Robbins Memorial Library, who had received it from the Dallin family.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
Cyrus E. Dallin papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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