Archives of American Art

Van Dearing Perrine papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.perrvan
Creators:
Perrine, Van Dearing, 1869-1955
Dates:
1892-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
3.7 Linear feet
Addition
1 Item
Addition: 1 rd
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical information, correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, including clippings, exhibition and auction catalogs, monographs, and art works by Perrine and his students. A small amount of papers of Perrine's wife Theodora Snow and daughter, Mary Perrine, are also included.
Scope and Contents
REEL D23: Photos of works of art and one photo of Perrine; and catalogs, announcements, and articles about Perrine.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Ten biographical accounts, an award from the Carnegie Institute for "The Robbers," 1903; letters; exhibition catalogs; a scrapbook with clippings, sketches, and a photograph, 1894-1906; clippings; 2 scrapbooks of clippings, 1897-1915; bulletins and reports from art organizations concerning the League for the Preservation of the Palisades, 1893-1973; exhibition and auction catalogs; a book A FULL LIFE--THE STORY OF VAN DEARING PERRINE by Lolita L. W. Flockhart, 1939; photographs of Perrine, 1912-1950, his family, 1912-1960, his works of art, Perrine working with children, and miscellaneous photographs of a model and works of art by others; and printed material. Among the photographers are A. D. Chapman, and Alvin Langdon Coburn.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION (N.Y) Drafts of writings on art, many written in pencil (1905, n.d.); a scrapbook of Perrine's manuscript writings; a small amount of correspondence with Carlton Noyes (1903-1945); monographs, many of them presentation copies, some illustrated by Perrine, from Claude Bragdon, Isadora Duncan, J.P. Mowbray, and Carlton Noyes. Artwork includes fifty-three small pastels, crayon and pencil drawings by children who studied with Perrine during the 1940s and 1950s, fourteen large pastels, many of which were published in LET THE CHILD DRAW, one roll of twenty murals done by children, and three large pastels. Photographs are of Perrine's paintings and book illustrations, his Mt. Tremper, New York and Milburn studios, and family photographs (1905-1955, n.d.). Papers of Perrine's wife, Theodora Snow Perrine, consist of biographical material, correspondence (1933-1964), published articles, and photographs of Theodora teaching rhythmics and music to children; and a small portion of material on the Perrines' daughter, Mary Perrine, includings correspondence (1949-1953), playbills, and writings on rhythmics (ca. 1960).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, art educator; New York, N.Y. b. 9/10/1868, Garnett, Kan.; d. 12/10, 1955, Stamford, Conn.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D23 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel D23: Originals returned to Joyce Malcolm after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D23 lent for microfilming 1962 by Joyce Malcolm; unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 and 2002 by Kristina Leeb-Lundberg, the executor of Perrine's daughter's 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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapman, A. D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perrine, Theodora Snow, 1886-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perrine, Mary, 1919-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
League for the Preservation of the Palisades Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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