A Finding Aid to the Edna Reindel Papers, circa 1918-1990, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.reinedna
Creators:
Reindel, Edna M.
Dates:
circa 1918-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of artist Edna Reindel measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1918-1990. The collection contains biographical material, printed material, artist files and photographs that document Reindel's career and her friendships with Hollywood celebrities, art patrons, and artists.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of artist Edna Reindel measure 0.8 linear feet and date from circa 1918-1990. The collection contains biographical material, printed material, artist files and photographs that document Reindel's career and her friendships with Hollywood celebrities, art patrons, and artists.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edna Reindel (1894–1990) was a painter, illustrator, and sculptor active from the 1920s to the 1960s. Born in Detroit, Michigan she studied at the Pratt Institute in New York and had her first solo exhibition in 1934 at the Macbeth Gallery. Reindel is best known for her work in large-scale murals, New England landscapes, and later for her commissioned work of women workers in WWII shipyard and aircraft industries as published in Life magazine in 1944.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel 1205 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1205) including correspondence, primarily with Robert Macbeth, Homer Saint-Gaudens, Frank Crowninshield, Louis M. Eilshemius, Juliana Force, Karl Free, Greer Garson, Stanley William Hayter, Roland McKinney, Vincent Price, Benita Hume Colman (Mrs. George Sanders), and Ernest Watson. Also included is a WPA contract and related letters from Olin Dows and Edward B. Rowan, a transcript of a radio interview, and a portrait of Reindel by Elizabeth Taylor as a child. There are book illustrations, printed material, autographs of prominent individuals such as Douglas Fairbanks and Hedda Hopper, and an autographed photo of Greer Garson. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 1994. A finding aid was written by Caroline Donadio in 2019.
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Edna Reidel on reel 1205 were lent for microfilming by Reindel in 1977. The unmicrofilmed material was donated in 1991 by Reindel's estate through executor and friend, Pauline Davidson.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Edna Reindel papers, circa 1918-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Actors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Book illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surrealism -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Regionalism in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nelson, Carl Gustaf, 1898-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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