Reynold Weidenaar letters

Collection ID:
Weidenaar, Reynold H. (Reynold Henry), 1915-1985
1940-1944 and 1962
Physical Description:
47 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Thirty eight letters, postcards and notes, 1940-1941, from etcher Bertha Jacques to etcher Reynold Weidenaar. Jacques offers advice to Weidenaar about the etching process. Also included are eight letters and postcards and a note, 1940-1944, from etcher James Swann to Weidenaar, and an open call to artists, including Weidenaar, 1962, from Sid Hammer at the Artists' Letter Fund in New York about the disarmament of weapons. Weidenaar's response is attached.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Reynold Weidenaar (1915-1985) was an etcher in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2020 by James Straub who purchased the letters from Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1992.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Etchers -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jacques, Bertha Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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