A Finding Aid to the Valerie Harrisse Walter Papers, 1911-1979, in the Archives of American Art.

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.waltvale
Creators:
Walter, Valerie Harrisse, b. 1892
Dates:
1911-1979
Languages:
English
,
French
,
Italian
.
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Valerie Harrisse Walter measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1979. The papers document her career as a sculptor through correspondence with colleagues and art institutions; an description of an experience with a gorilla for a sculpture piece, notes, and other writings; a resume, one watercolor painting, list of works and other professional activity files; scrapbooks of primarily photographs and clippings; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs and albums of Walter, her sculpture pieces, and subjects that posed for her pieces.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Valerie Harrisse Walter measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1911 to 1979. The papers document her career as a sculptor through correspondence with colleagues and art institutions; a description of an experience with a gorilla for a sculpture piece, notes, and other writings; a resume, one watercolor painting, list of works and other professional activity; scrapbooks of primarily photographs and clippings; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs and albums of Walter, her sculpture pieces, and subjects that posed for her pieces.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into six series.
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1924-1979 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Writings, circa 1927 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Professional Activity Files, 1911-1977 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1915-1963 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1971 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1915-1978 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Valerie Harrisse Walter (1892-1984) was a scupltor in Baltimore, Maryland.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel D239 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel D239. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D239 lent for microfilming 1965 and portions subsequently donated 1983, along with unmicrofilmed material by Valerie H. Walter via Mrs. Henderson Braddick, niece of Walter.

Using the Collection
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.
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. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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