Rufus Stillman papers relating to Alexander Calder

Collection ID:
Stillman, Rufus
Physical Description:
50 Items
(partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; scrapbooks of photographs; and copyprints made from slides of Calder and his work.
Scope and Contents
REEL 828: Correspondence. Included are personal letters and postcards from Calder to the Rufus Stillman family, a few sketches and an exhibition announcement.
Scope and Contents
REEL 833: 4 scrapbooks, undated, containing photographs of Alexander Calder, his family, friends, and work.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1817: Nine copyprints (b&w) made from slides of Calder, Calder at work, Calder holding a sketch, and Calder with an unidentifed man.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Copyprints (b&w) made from slides, mostly of Calder's work; a few show Calder.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 828, 833, and 1817 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Rufus Stillman after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1974 by Rufus Stillman, a neighbor of Calder. Slides received with the loan were copied; nine of them of Calder were microfilmed in 1980 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II and remainder placed in Miscellaneous Manuscripts.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001