Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ettiemle
Creators:
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993
Dates:
1928-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
(on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, journal, writings, printed material, scrapbook, and two card files on paintings.
Scope and Contents
REEL D251: Correspondence; a war journal, July 29 through August 26, 1944, recounting the liberation of Paris; a limited edition book, 1932, GRAVEYARD BY THE SEA (LE CIMETIERE MARIN) by Paul Valéry, in French with English translation and original illustrations by Etting; clippings and critical material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; speeches, broadcasts and writings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 4158-4159: A manuscript "A Studio in Paris" describing Etting's experiences studying with Andre Lhote in Paris, 1928-1931, and a volume of illustrations for the manuscript; ten volumes of scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, exhibition invitations and checklists; photographs of works of art, models, exhibition installations, and of Etting's school in Philadelphia; and two card files containing data on Etting's paintings, one compiled by an intern, 1985.
Scope and Contents
REEL 4340: Three exhibition catalogs and two postcards.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. Died 1993. During the Second World War, Etting was an official French language announcer in London for the American Broadcast stations in Europe.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D251, 4158-4159, and 4340 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 4158-4159: Originals returned to Etting after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D251 donated by Etting, 1966. He lent papers on reels 4158-4159 in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. A few additional items of printed material were donated by Etting (reel 4340), and transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after filming.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lhote, André, 1885-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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