A Finding Aid to the Concetta Maria Scaravaglione Papers, 1916-1976, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.scarconc
Creators:
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975
Dates:
1916-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.9 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of sculptor and educator Concetta Scaravaglione measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1976. The papers document Scaravaglione's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, personal business records, printed material, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor and educator Concetta Scaravaglione measure 2.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1976. The papers document Scaravaglione's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, personal business records, printed material, and photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The papers are arranged as 7 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1975 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1920-1976 (1 linear foot; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1930-1970s (0.1 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 4: Professional Files, 1931-1968 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
  • Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1937-1973 (3 folders; Box 2)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, 1924-1974 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)
  • Series 7: Photographs, circa 1920s-1970s (0.4 linear feet, Box 4, OV5)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Concetta Maria Scaravaglione (1900-1975) was a sculptor and educator from New York City, New York. She participated in the Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture under the Works Progress Administration.
Scaravaglione was born to Italian immigrants in 1900 in New York City. She began her study of art at the National Academy of Design, but her classes were cut due to the institution's decision to end co-educational classes. She secured a scholarship to the Art Students League in the mid-1920s and also accepted a grant to study at the Louis Comfort Tiffany Institute in Oyster Bay, New York.
During the Great Depression, Scaravaglione completed four commissions for the Treasury Relief Art Project, notably works for a post office in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania and the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, she had a long teaching career at Vassar College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the American Academy in Rome, and Black Mountain College.
Concetta Scaravaglione died in New York City in 1975.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reels 1622-1625 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and was microfilmed on Reels 1622-1625. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2020.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 1976 by Edward J. Scarvalone, Scaravaglione's nephew.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Concetta Maria Scaravaglione papers, 1916-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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