Sidney Delevante papers

Collection ID:
Delevante, Sidney, 1894-
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical data; writings; photograph; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL N68-114: Correspondence, 1922-1968. 3 volumes of letters.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69-3: Correspondence with galleries; brochures and exhibition notices; lecture and teaching data; and reviews.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1927: Correspondence with Isabel Bishop, Ronald Kitaj and others; typescript of "My Testament"; catalogs; clippings; and Delevante's book of poetry and drawings, GALUMPS AND COMPANY.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3948: Biographical material; 3 letters, 1966-1968; clippings, 1961-1968; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1955-1968; newsletters, 1961; school brochures, 1959-1964; and a photograph of a painting by Delevante, 1968.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Biographical data; copies of 4 letters; exhibition catalogs and announcements; newspaper clippings; 2 published books, 1963 and 1965, with verse and illustrations by Delevante; printed material; and a photograph of a painting by Delevante. Duplicates of some of this material appear on reel N/69-3.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, educator; New York, N.Y. Painter of child-like, fantastic figures. Taught at Columbia University and Cooper Union.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N68-114, N69-3, 1927 and 3948 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels N68-114 and N69-3: Originals returned to Sidney Delevante after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1927 and unfilmed donated 1966-1979 by Sidney Delevante. Material on reels N68-114 and N69-3 lent for microfilming 1969 by Delevante. Material on reel 3948 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.

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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kitaj, R. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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