Jay and Mary Crovatt Hambidge papers

Collection ID:
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924
Hambidge, Mary, 1885-1973
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
ca. 7,000 items (on 6 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers mainly relating to Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry, and to Mary Crovatt Hambidge and her efforts to found and support a weaving workshop based on her husband's work.
Scope and Contents
Included are: biographical documents; Crovatt family letters, 1841-1973, and photographs, ca. 1900-1920; clippings; correspondence, including letters from Jay to Mary, 1914-1923, and one or more letters from George Bellows, Lacey D. Caskey, Robert Henri, William Sargeant Kendall, the League of American Artists, Denman W. Ross, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and other scholars and artists; condolence letters, 1924; letters to Mary regarding Jay's theories, her weaving, Greek studies, and the Hambidge Center; subject and correspondence files, including files on George Biddle, Van Wyck Brooks, Harmon Caldwell, George Christy, Hall Clovis, Frank Coleman, Stanton Forbes, Emily Hamblem, Edith Hamilton, Vassos Kanellos, Eva Sikelianos, Ted Shawn, Violet Winterfield, and others; writings by Jay; typescripts of reviews of DYNAMIC SYMMETRY; typescripts of articles mentioning Dynamic Symmetry; sketches; and miscellany.

Subject and correspondence files are arranged alphabetically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jay Hambidge: mathematician, illustrator; Mary Hambidge: weaver, administrator

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls 3176-3181 Available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1983 by the Hambidge Center via executive director Mary Nikas and through a resolution from the Board of Trustees. A portion of the material lent was not microfilmed due to its fragile physical condition.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Executive director, The Hambidge Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
A finding aid listing microfilmed material and material which was lent but not filmed is available at all Archives of American Art offices.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Design Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proportion (Art) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Symmetry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- United States -- Study and teaching Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathematicians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers -- Georgia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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