William Dolan Fletcher papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.fletwill
Creators:
Fletcher, William Dolan
Dates:
1924-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notebooks compiled by Fletcher listing prints by artists John Castigan, John Flannagan, Ruth Gannett, Gordon Grant, Norman Kent, Troy Kinney, Clare Leighton, Barry Moser, Chauncey Ryder, Benton Spruance, Walter Tittle and Keith Shaw Williams; and research material on Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and Benton Spruance. Brockhurst material includes correspondence, biographical sketches, notes, lists of works, a draft of Fletcher's catalog Complex Simplicity: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst and his Graphic Work, printed material, reproductions and photographs of work, and photographs of Brockhurst, his models and others;
Scope and Contents
the Spruance material includes an obituary, 2 letters to Spruance from Carl Zigrosser, 1934, and letters between others regarding the sale of his prints; a typescript by Fletcher, "In My Orb of Gold: The Life and Work of Benton Spruance," 1980; writings by Spruance; printed material, 1929-1986, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, newspaper clippings, and other printed material; and photographs of Spruance and his works of art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Priest, art historian; Connecticut. Taught at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Author of a catalog raisonne on Gerald Leslie Brockhurst's etchings.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990 James J. Gentile, a friend of Fletcher, and executor of his estate. The material on Benton Spruance was donated by Robert M. Vogel, 1991, who received it from Fletcher's estate; the notebook on Keith Shaw Williams was donated by William Greenbaum, 1991, who also received it from Fletcher's estate.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Notes of William Dolan Fletcher, 1971, are also located at the Fairfield Historical Society Library.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Priests Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brockhurst, Gerald Leslie, 1890-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Castigan, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Norman, 1903-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinney, Troy, 1871-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leighton, Clare, 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moser, Barry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spruance, Benton, 1904-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tittle, Walter, 1883-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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