Marian S. Mayer research material on Grant Wood

Collection ID:
Mayer, Marian S.
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material, notes, and miscellany regarding Mayer's research on artist Grant Wood.
Scope and Contents
REELS 863-864: 154 letters, 1939-1943, to and from Mayer relating to her research; two scrapbooks, compiled by Mayer, ca. 1932-1954, containing ca. 300 clippings, photographs, and miscellany, and including two letters to Mayer from Wood, 1941; the 1937 limited edition of MAIN STREET, illustrated by Wood; exhibition catalogs, and announcements, photographs, clippings, and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFLMED: Correspondence, 1941-1943; research notes and cards; press releases, tear sheets and a clipping; radio program speeches by Mayer, 1942; a notebook cataloging Wood's work and Mayer's research notes; a bibliography compiled by Mayer about Wood; and a sample of fabric designed by Wood.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mayer was an amateur art historian. She was the wife of J. Gerald Mayer of Schenectady, N.Y. On one occasion, she hosted a dinner party for Wood in her home.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 863-864 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated anonymously 1970.

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
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biographers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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