Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.weilerna
Creators:
Weill, Erna, 1904-
Dates:
[ca. 1934-1983]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from sitters for Weill portrait busts, including several prominent political figures; sculpture; inventories; photographs; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
A resume; a New Jersey Senate resolution honoring Weill and a photocopy of a certificate of appreciation from the Teaneck Township Council; correspondence with American Friends of the Hebrew University, Leonard Bernstein, philosopher Martin Buber, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Golda Meir, National Portrait Gallery, Linus Pauling, Kalman Yaron of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and others; a handwritten draft of Weill's speech given at a 1983 reception in her honor; lists of Weill's sculpture and the collectors who own her works; exhibition catalogs; news releases; and magazine and newspaper clippings.
Scope and Contents
Also includes photographs of Martin Buber, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rudolph Serkin, and Elie Wiesel, and of Weill in her studio, as well as photos of her portrait busts of Rabbi Leo Baeck, Leonard Bernstein, Buber, Abraham Heschel, Fiorello H. La Guardia, King, Golda Meir, Linus Pauling, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wiesel and others, and her figural, architectural and ceremonial sculpture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, educator; Teaneck, N.J.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983 by Erna Weill.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women sculptors -- New Jersey -- Teaneck Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- New Jersey -- Teaneck Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buber, Martin, 1878-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pauling, Linus, 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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