Charles Keller papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kellchar
Creators:
Keller, Charles, 1914-2006
Dates:
1937-1982
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, sketches, teaching files, files on organizations to which Keller belonged, printed material, photographs, and a video on Keller.
Scope and Contents
REELS 7-8: Files kept by Keller on art organizations, including Artists' League of America, Section of Fine Arts of the Public Buildings Administration, United American Artists, Workshop of Graphic Art, and Young American Artists Association. Files contain letters received, newsletters, bulletins, and business records.
Scope and Contents
REEL 5141: Résumé; passports; correspondence, including letters from family, friends Rockwell Kent, Ad Reinhardt, Harry Sternberg, Charles White, others, and galleries, letters regarding Keller's studio in Rome; writings and notes; sketches by Keller for a book by Henry Kraus, In a City was a Garden; exhibition catalogs and announcements, guest lists and a guest book; Keller's political cartoons from the Daily World, and other reproductions of Keller's work; notes about Keller's teaching at the Workshop School of Commercial Art, New York City; photographs and slides of Keller and his work; a videorecording, "Charles Keller at Home," filmed in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mid-Hudson Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1980; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and illustrator; New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 7-8 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 7-8: Originals returned to lender, Ted Davis, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 7-8 lent for microfilming 1969 by Ted Davis who occupied Keller's studio after Keller. Materials on reel 5141 donated 1978-1984 by Charles Keller.

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
Graphic arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Political cartoons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sternberg, Harry, 1904-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, Charles, 1918-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists League of America Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United American Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Public Buildings Administration. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Workshop of Graphic Art (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young American Artists Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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