Hermon Atkins MacNeil papers

Collection ID:
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947
Physical Description:
2.6 Items
linear ft.(on two microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Resume; art school report cards, 1885; several postcards and greeting cards; 456 photographs of MacNeil, his family, friends, models, studio and sculpture, and of other sculptor's work including his wife, Carol Brooks MacNeil; 9 sketchbooks with notes, and 8 sketches; a sketch by James A. Coughlin; clippings, exhibition catalogs and printed miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, art instructor; Queens, N.Y. Born in Everett, Mass., Feb. 27, 1866. Taught at Cornell University, Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute and American Academy of Rome. Work includes statues, memorials, monuments, friezes. Established the American Indian as a legitimate artistic theme; d. 1947; husband of sculptor Carol Brooks MacNeil

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2726 and 2727 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1982 by Robert A. Sanborn, who received them from Donald Weeks, an English professor at Mills College, who in turn had received them from James A. Couglin, a colleague of MacNeil.

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
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacNeil, Carol Brooks, 1871-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coughlin, James A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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