William and Leza McVey papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcvewill
Creators:
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995
McVey, Leza
Dates:
1932-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
22.8 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 22 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers regarding sculptor William McVey and to a lesser extent his wife, ceramist and weaver, Leza McVey.
Scope and Contents
REELS 869-870: Files on 26 commissions executed between 1938 and 1973; 2 scrapbooks; printed articles by McVey; sketches and drawings; clippings; and photographs. Correspondents include Chaim Gross, Zoltan Sepeshy, Boyer Gonzales, Clifford West, John Canaday, and others.
Scope and Contents
REELS 5439-5460: Correspondence, writings, art work by the McVey's and others, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William McVey: Sculptor, educator; Cleveland, Ohio; Leza McVey: Ceramist, weaver, Cleveland, Ohio.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 869-870 and reels 5439-5460 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 869-870: Originals at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 869-870 lent for microfilming by William McVey. He subsequently donated the originals to Rice University in Houston, Texas. Material on reels 5439-5460 was donated in 1998 by the McVey estate via executor Seth C. Taft.

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
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gonzales, Boyer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West, Clifford B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canaday, John, 1907-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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