Elizabeth Olds papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.oldseliz
Creators:
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991
Dates:
1917-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, writings, business records, printed matter, photographs and art works.
Scope and Contents
Included are: biographical information; ca. 50 letters received, and copies of letters sent, including a 4 p. letter from Ezra Pound in which he writes about the work and temperment of Constantin Brancusi and Fernand Leger, and recommends that Olds talk to Ernest Hemingway about Joan Miro. Pound also writes about the work of European old master painters and the art museums of Italy, France and England; typescripts of an undated manuscript, "What is a Silk Screen Print," and of a lecture, "Mass Production of Prints"; ca. 200 clippings; 47 exhibition catalogs and announcements including several for exhibitions of color silk screen prints; photographs, including 14 of Olds and her family, 2 of Olds by Berenice Abbott, and one of Olds and her teacher George Luks, and 62 of her art work; priced lists of work sold; printed miscellany, mostly concerning her work as a writer and illustrator of children's books; 110 drawings and paintings; and 46 prints. Ca. 100 slides of her work were not microfilmed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker and illustrator; New York City and Sarasota, Florida. Died 1991.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2976 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
46 prints transferred to National Museum of American Art, January 1984.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
All material donated to Archives by Elizabeth Olds, January 6, 1978. 46 prints were transferred by the Archives to the National Museum of American Art January 1984.

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
Serigraphy -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serigraphers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miró, Joan, 1893- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blatas, Arbit Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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