Latané Temple papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.templata
Creators:
Temple, Latane, 1914-
Dates:
[ca. 1934]-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Journals; sketchbooks; art works; inventory of art investments; material relating to donations given to museums and institutions; photographs; writings; a file on the Houston Artists' Forum; exhibition catalogs; and announcements.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3120: Five journals, 1967-1982, containing a log of Temple's personal goals and objectives, philosophy of life, personal experiences and relationships, and his reactions to political events in the United States and abroad. The journals also include accounts of Temple's painting, writing and trips to Mexico, Europe and Kenya, writings, sketches, and illustrations.
Scope and Contents
REELS 3123-3124: 1 exhibition announcement, ca. 1976, for a show at Katy Nail Gallery, Houston, Texas; writings; a file on the Houston Artists' Forum, 1969, consisting of printed material about meetings, a list of names and RSVP cards for meeting attendance. The Houston Artists' Forum, co-founded by Temple, was formed to promote increased communication between Houston's sculptors and painters;
Scope and Contents
8 journals, 1956-1982, containing sketches and thoughts; a list and inventory of his art investments, 1968-1979; correspondence, receipts, printed material, and appraisal reports relating to books, magazines, paintings, and Pre-Columbian and African ethnographic artifacts donated to the Texas Memorial Museum, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, and other institutions, 1975-1983; 2 exhibition and auction catalogs in Temple's collection; 6 sketchbooks, undated and 1955-1978; ca. 300 sketches, drawings, caricatures, prints and watercolors; 2 photos of Temple, ca. 1980; and 3 photos of locales taken by Temple, 1954-1957. The correspondence relating to Temple's gifts to institutions includes a letter and typescript of a letter to Monsieur Duportius from Le Pce de Talleyrand, December 16, 1829.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, collector and writer; Galveston and Houston, Tex.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3120 & 3123-3124 available for use through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Latane Temple. 20 items on reel 3123 were donated, including published writings and file on Houston Artists' Forum.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Societies, etc. -- Texas -- Houston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Texas Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Texas Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Texas Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Texas Memorial Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Houston Artists' Forum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/