Walter Midener papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.midewalt
Creators:
Midener, Walter, 1912-1998
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit, Mich.)
Dates:
1938-1973
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Resume, correspondence, photographs, miscellany, and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 880: Resume, ca. 104 letters, 2 photographs of Midener, 1945, (one with collector Edward M. M. Warburg), and miscellany. Correspondents include Nathan Cummings, Curt Valentin, Edward Warburg, and others.
Scope and Contents
REEL 103: Correspondence from the Buchholz Gallery, Barone Gallery and Little Gallery, arranging sales and exhibits of Midener's wood sculpture; from various Jewish organizations in New York and Cincinnati, commissioning Midener's work; collectors Edward Warburg and Jakob Goldschmidt, and personal friends, including sculptor William McVey and Max Ascoli, the last writing a letter of introduction. Clippings showing Midener's religious art, catalogs and occasional photographs are also included.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1947-1978, relating to Midener's work at the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts; commissions; loans; and other mostly business matters.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, art instructor and art administrator, Detroit, Michigan. Born in Leignitz, Germany. Attended Kunst Akademie in Berlin, 1932-1936. Came to U.S. in 1938. Taught at Henry Street Settlement in New York, N.Y., Cleveland Institute of Art, and Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts becoming president of the board of trustees in 1976. Won the Tiffany Fellowship for Sculpture, 1940.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 103 & 880 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1965 and 1974 by Walter Midener and in 1978 by his estate.

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
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Arts administrators -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ascoli, Max Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warburg, Edward M. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McVey, William Mozart, 1905-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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