Otis Oldfield papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.oldfotip
Creators:
Oldfield, Otis, 1890-1969
Dates:
1910-1975
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
62 Items
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Business correspondence; manuscript material; 2 financial log books kept by Oldfield and his widow, 1927-1974; 3 photo albums, one with photos of Oldfield, Ralph Stackpole and Homer Groninger, and 2 albums of works, 1924-1948; loose photos of works, of Oldfield, Yun Gee, Ralph Stackpole, Rinaldo Cuneo, Helen Oldfield, Marcel Roche and others, 1921-1957; 3 scrapbooks, 1910-1940, including catalogs and announcements, manuscript and printed material, clippings, and correspondence with Beatrice Judd Ryan, Mildred Taylor, Alice Chittenden, Lucien Labaudt and Maynard Dixon; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, teacher; San Francisco, California. Oldfield went to Paris in 1909 where he studied briefly at the Academie Julian. He remained in France until 1924, serving in the French army during World War I, and after the war was exhibiting at the Salon des Independents and the Salon d' Automne. He taught at the California School of Fine Arts, 1925-1942, and became known for his talents as a bookbinder as well as painter. He taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, 1945-1951 and privately until his death.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1023 & 1027 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Helen Oldfield after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material lent for microfilming 1975 by Helen Oldfield, widow of Oldfield.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Groninger, Homer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stackpole, Ralph, 1885-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labaudt, Lucien, 1880-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldfield, Helen, 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roche, Marcel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryan, Beatrice Judd Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Mildred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chittenden, Alice Brown, 1859 or 60-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuneo, Rinaldo, 1877-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gee, Yun, 1906- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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