Malvina Hoffman letters and photographs

Collection ID:
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
circa 1925-1937
Physical Description:
13 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, and an exhibition announcement.
Scope and Contents
Four letters, undated, 1934 and 1937, are from Malvina Hoffman to Mrs. James Parmelee. Hoffman mentions the possibility of visiting Mrs. Parmelee in Washington, comments briefly on her career activities, and inquires about the health of Mrs. Parmelee and her husband. Photographs include six snapshots of Hoffman, photographed by Edith M. White, 1921, at Tyringham, Mass and two photographs of Hoffman wearing a beret, photographed by R. Parry (Roger Parry), Paris, ca. 1925. The exhibition announcement is autographed by Hoffman.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966) was a sculptor, painter, and writer from New York, N.Y. Full name Malvina Cornell Hoffman; married name Mrs. Samuel Bonaries Grimson.

Existence and Location of Copies
Letters are available on microfilm reel 2814; exhibition announcement on reel D10 (frame 1287). Microfilm is available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. The photographs have been digitized and are available on the Archives' of American Art's website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Letters on reel 2814 donated by Jack Perry Brown who found the letters in a book given to the library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Announcement on reel D10 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. The provenance of the photographs is unknown.

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
Women sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parry, Roger, 1905-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, Edith M., 1882-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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