National Sculpture Society records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.natiscul
Creators:
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)
Dates:
1883-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20.3 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 10 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, scrapbooks, printed material, correspondence and business records.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED MATERIAL: 4 photograph albums, glass negatives and photographs of works of art by society members; exhibition records; bank records and check stubs; scrapbooks and clippings on the New York Architectural League; and books on Karl Bitter and John Quincy Adams Ward.
Scope and Contents
REEL D132: 414 photographs and reproductions of sculpture by society members. Information on the back of photographs includes artist, title, location, dimensions, date, price and material.
Scope and Contents
REEL NJ1: Complete run of National Sculpture Review, the quarterly publication put out by the National Sculpture Society from Dec. 1951 to Spring 1962.
Scope and Contents
REELS 488-494: Financial and general correspondence; financial records, ledgers, cash books, tax records and check books; a catalog distribution book; publications and clippings; War Memorials Project material; a constitution, membership lists, minutes and an exhibitors' roster.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3097: Lantern slides of the work of 262 sculptors and views of New York City.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3161: Mimeographed copies of minutes of the Council of the National Sculpture Society, 1951-1952, kept by Katherine Lane Weems, Chairman of the Library and Research Committee, 1951, and Recording Secretary, 1952.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Founded in 1893 The society works with architects, art councils, and sponsoring committees in selecting sculptors to execute new works. Assists governmemt art councils with advice on rules for competitions and in preparing exhibitions. Conducts research, maintains an archives and library, and sponsors exhibitions and competitions.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D132, NJ1, 488-494, 3097 and 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel D132: Originals in the National Sculpture Society, New York, New York.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D132 lent for microfilming by the National Sculpture Society, 1964. All other material was donated by the society, 1964-1972.

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
Art -- Societies, etc. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War memorials -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York N.Y. -- Photographs Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural League of New York Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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