Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.peirwald
Creators:
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970
Dates:
1903-1970
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 6 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; scrapbooks; photographs and photo albums; art works; sketchbooks; catalogs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 162-163: 181 letters received and 32 letters sent; a copy of a speech, 1939, by Elbert Thomas on the Jefferson Memorial; watercolors; catalogs; and clippings.
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REEL 2025: Three pencil drawings and 25 watercolors of Civil Defense classes, Haverstraw, New York, 1942.
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REEL 2329: Two scrapbooks, 1955-1963, containing illustrated postcards and letters with illustrated envelopes which Peirce sent to his son Jonathan, while Jonathan was in school, a photo and a clipping; illustrated postcards and letters with illustrated envelopes from Peirce to Jonathan; a photo album, 1915-1917, of Peirce and others in the American Ambulance Corps in Paris; and a 1958 photo of Peirce and a 1959 photo of Peirce with Ernest Hemingway.
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REEL 3025: Five sketchbooks, ca. 1929-1940, containing ca. 500 watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, and charcoal sketches of his children, Mike, Bill, and Anna, his wife, Alzira, scenes at Castine, Maine, friends, and other subjects.and 4 photograph albums, 1903-1956, containing snapshots of Peirce, his family, friends Ernest Hemingway, Max Eastman, Rockwell Kent, and others, taken mainly in France, Castine and Searsport, Maine, Key West, Florida and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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REEL 3470: A self-portrait sketch, ca. 1950.
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UNMICROFILMED: Six sketchbooks, ca. 1920-1944, containing pencil sketches and notes.
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REEL 1817 AND SCANNED: Five photographs of Waldo Peirce, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II, and subsequently scanned and returned to the Peirce papers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, watercolorist; Searsport, Maine.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 162-163, 2025, 2329, 3025 & 3470 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 162-163, 1817: Originals returned to Ellen Peirce after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 2329: Originals returned to Jonathan W. Peirce after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 162-163 and 1817 lent for microfilming 1972-1973 by Ellen Peirce, Peirce's fourth wife and widow. She donated material on reel 2025 and sketchbooks on reel 3025, 1980-1983. Material on reel 2329 lent for microfilming 1981 by Jonathan W. Peirce, son of Ellen & Waldo Peirce; photographs on reel 3025 and unmicrofimed sketchbooks deposited 1978 by Michael Peirce, son of Alzira & Waldo Peirce; sketch on reel 3470 donated 1977 by John L. Jones.

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
Watercolor painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- Maine Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Alzira, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Anna Gabrielle, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Ellen Larsen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Michael, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, William, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, Elbert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peirce, Jonathan W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Ambulance Corps (Paris, France) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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