Mary Fuller McChesney papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcchmary
Creators:
McChesney, Mary Fuller
Dates:
1949-2011
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
44.1 Linear feet
35 Sound tape reels
Sound recordings
5 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Mary Fuller McChesney papers measure 44.1 linear feet and date from 1949-2011. Included are biographical material, correspondence, writings, artists' files, financial records, photographs, artwork, printed material, and reel-to reel sound recordings documenting the career of sculptor, art historian, and author, Mary Fuller McChesney. A small portion of the papers includes material on painter, Edward Corbett.
Scope and Contents
Among the sound recordings are interviews conducted by McChesney between 1965 and 1966, and used as the primary research for her book. Interviewees include Jeremy Anderson, Dorr Bothwell, Ernest Briggs, Joan Brown (2), Lawrence Calcagno (2), Edward Corbett (2), James Budd Dixon, Edward Dugmore, Jorge Goya, Dimitri Grachis, John Grillo (1966, 1972), John Hultberg, Jack Jefferson, James Kelly, Walter Kuhlman, Seymour Locks, Douglas MacAgy, Madeleine Martin, William Morehouse, Raymond Parker, Leonard Pollakoff, Ad Reinhardt, Deborah Remington, Phil Roeber, John Saccaro, Jon Schueler, Peter Shoemaker, Hassel Smith, Clay Spohn, Jean Varda, and James Weeks.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mary Fuller McChesney (1922- ) is a sculptor, art historian, and author in San Francisco and Petaluma, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Replies (filled out questionnaires) to a questionnaire sent out by McChesney for Artforum magazine, and correspondence from artists of the FAP in California, microfilmed on reels Reel NDA 1, frames 728-741 & 930-943 and eight publicity photographs for an exhibition microfilmed on reel 1329, available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibray loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A majority of the collection donated 2015 by Mary Fuller McChesney. Photographs on reel 1329 donated 1973 and sound recordings donated 1994 by McChesney. Material on reel NDA 1 (fr. 728-741) lent for microfilming 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache; material on NDA 1 (fr. 930-943) lent 1964 by Mary F. McChesney.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is temporarily closed. Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bothwell, Dorr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Briggs, Ernest, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calcagno, Lawrence, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corbett, Edward, 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, James Budd, 1900-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dugmore, Edward, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goya, Jorge, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grachis, Dimitri, 1932- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grillo, John, 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hultberg, John, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson, Jack, 1921-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kelly, James, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuhlman, Walter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locks, Seymour, 1919- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Madeline Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morehouse, William, 1929-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parker, Raymond, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollakoff, Leonard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Remington, Deborah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roeber, Phil, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schueler, Jon, 1916- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoemaker, Peter, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spohn, Clay Edgar, 1898-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Varda, Jean Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weeks, James, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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