Valerie Harrisse Walter papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.waltvale
Creators:
Walter, Valerie Harrisse, b. 1892
Dates:
[ca. 1920]-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs and photograph albums; business records; scrapbooks; a sketchbook; cassettes; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL D239: Correspondence, 1924-1936; photographs of Walter, and of others, her sculptures; four scrapbooks, containing photographs of sculpture, a few clippings, sketches and other items; a sketchbook of pencil drawings; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A handwritten resume; calling cards; letters received, undated and 1925-1979, from Eugene W. Leake, William Meyerowitz, and others; photographs of Walter, one taken by Arnold Genthe, of her sculptures, human and animal subjects; writings and notes, including an account of her experience sculpting a gorilla from life; a watercolor painting entitled "Souvenir" by an unknown artist, 1922; lists of works; two cassette tapes, recording presentations of Walter's works, 1977; subject files containing source material on gorillas and women athletes; three albums of photographs of Walter's work; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor; Baltimore, Md.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D239 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel D239(portion): Originals returned to Valerie H. Walter after microfilming.
Author
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 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animal sculpture -- Maryland -- Baltimore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animal sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leake, Eugene, 1911- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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