Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kingmari
Creators:
King, Marian
Dates:
1934-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 5 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters; photographs; biographical material; research notes and writings; pen and ink illustrations; catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1002-1003: 630 letters, 1955-1961, from museums, galleries, libraries, historical societies, and others in response to King's requests for information and reproductions for her books. Two of the letters are from Andrew Wyeth, Sept. 22, 1964, and Nov. 28, 1964. Also included are 125 photographs and reproductions of paintings (mostly American); biographical material on various European and American painters; research notes and writings on subjects such as the mother and child theme in painting, self-portraits of artists; catalogs and annoucements; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3090: An undated letter from Virginia Downes (daughter of Ethel Myers); a letter from William Zorach, May 28, 1960, concerning reproductions of his paintings; 7 pen and ink illustrations; and 12 Christmas cards from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt, President Harry S. Truman and Mrs. Truman, Herbert Hoover and Paul Mellon.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3483: A letter from Maurice Sendak explaining that a deadline has kept him from answering her letter. He talks about his admiration for Mary Cassatt's graphic works. He does work for other publishers but is taking a year off, and explains why.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3667: A 7 page typecript of an article on Robert Henri by Rose Henderson. The article was published in THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE OF ART, Vol 21, January, 1940, No. 1; and a 2 page typescript by "N.P.D." also on Robert Henri.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Writer; Washington, D.C. King wrote mainly books for children, and on art related subjects.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1002-1003, 3090, 3483 & 3667 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1958-1968 by Marian King.

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
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women authors, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mellon, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sendak, Maurice Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorach, William, 1887-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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