David Von Schlegell papers

Collection ID:
Von Schlegell, David, 1920-1992
Physical Description:
9.9 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data, correspondence, notebooks, notes, writings, art work, sketchbooks, files, photographs, slides, sound recordings, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Included are biographical documents; correspondence with dealers, museums and others; numerous sketches; sketchbooks; working and presentation drawings; monoprints; photographs of Von Schlegell, his family, his father William Von Schlegell, and his work; albums of slides; files on Yale University and a Pace gallery exhibition, 1983; studio plans; bills for supplies; studies for a commission proposal; site plans; blueprints; exhibition material; clippings; writings by Von Schlegell and others; and legal and financial material;
Scope and Contents
a diary kept by Von Schlegell's mother, Alice, 1914; and material relating to his father, William Von Schlegell, including a sound recording with transcript, 1991, of a talk about his work, biographical data, portfolio of sketches, a drawing of him, photographs of his work, a typescript of "Theories of Color," a priced checklist and catalog for a posthumous exhibition, letters to David about his father's work, and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, painter, educator; New Haven, Conn.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1993 by Susan Von Schlegell, widow of David Von Schlegell. Additions are expected.

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.

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Von Schlegell, William, 1877-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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