Material relating to Josephine W. Duveneck

Collection ID:
Dickman, William J.
Physical Description:
19 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, greeting cards, and printed material sent to William andIlka Dickman from and regarding Josephine W. Duveneck, her husband Frank, and her father-in-law, painter Frank Duveneck. Included are 10 letters and cards from Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boott and Josephine, regarding the Duveneck family, their ranch "Hidden Villa" in California, and their social and political activities. One card contains a photo of the Duvenecks, and another shows them with their family at their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Scope and Contents
Also included are a letter from Elizabeth Goodman of Los Altos Hills, Calif., telling of Josephine Duveneck's death; a eulogy given by Wallace Stegner at Josephine Duveneck's memorial service; a letter from Stacy French, president of the Friends of Hidden Villa, to members regarding its future after Josephine Duveneck's death; a booklet, Hidden Villa Tales, written and autographed by Josephine Duveneck; a flyer promoting Josephine's autobiography; a catalogue (not filmed in its entirety) and an invitation for a 1972 exhibition of Frank Duveneck's work at the Chapellier Gallery, N.Y.; and 2 books (not microfilmed) by Josephine: Frank Duveneck-Painter,Teacher, and her autobiography, Life on Two Levels.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Dickmans, of Alexandria, Va., were friends with Frank Boott and Josephine Whitney Duveneck of Los Altos, Calif. Frank Boott Duveneck was the son of the Cincinnati-based painter Frank Duveneck, and Josephine was the daughter of a prominent Boston family. Together, the Duveneck's lived on their ranch, "Hidden Villa," which was also used as a summer camp for poor, inner-city children and as a base for Josephine's social and environmental work. She wrote a biography of her father-in-law, Frank Duveneck, as well as an autobiography.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4909 (fr. 1141-1212) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William J. Dickman, 1982.

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
Painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hidden Villa Ranch (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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