Rudolph Weisenborn papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.weisrudo
Creators:
Weisenborn, Rudolph, b. 1881
Dates:
1919-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, letters, business records, notes, writings, art works, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 856: Biographical sketches; eighteen letters from colleagues, 1948-1965; records of expenditures, 1956-57; a travel log from a trip to Arizona; essays "The Freedom of the Artist" and "Diorama on Soil Erosion and Soil Conservation for the Tennessee Valley Administration" by Weisenborn, a poem "Fritzi and Rudolph"; 2 typed drafts of "Weisenborn and the American Vision" by John Thwaites (1946); notes from an exhibition at the Werner's Books Gallery.
Scope and Contents
16 sketchbooks, undated and 1947, and 15 sketches by Weisenborn; three scrapbooks, 1921-1956, containing clippings and art reviews written by Weisenborn's wife, Fritzi, exhibition announcements and catalogs, letters, and an autographed guest list from a party; clippings, 1937-1965; catalogs from 10 No-Jury Society exhibitions, 1922-1941; lecture announcements 1934, brochures; and photographs of Weisenborn, his studio, art-related events, and his works of art.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: 4 biographical sketches and his marriage certificate; letters, 1919-1977; business and financial records, 1931-1972; 3 address books; essays by and about Weisenborn, including sections of "Weisenborn and the American Vision" by John Thwaites (1946); 2 children's drawings, a caricature sketch, and a print by Weisenborn; scrapbooks and scrapbook pages, containing clippings and reviews by his wife, 1938 and 1945-1946; clippings, 1920-1973; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1922-1965, and other printed material; photographs and a photo album of Weisenborn, his family, studio, and works of art, including designs for department store windows; and a metal printing plate showing a newspaper photograph of Weisenborn and his wife.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and art instructor; Chicago, Illinois. Died 1974. Taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, 1922-1934. Co-founder of Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists. Weisenborn's wife Fritzi, was art critic for Chicago's Sunday Times.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 856 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 856 was lent for microfilming in 1974 and subsequently donated 1985 by Gordon Weisenborn with additional unmicrofilmed material. (Several items from 2 of the scrapbooks were not returned.)

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
Artists' studios -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Abstract -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Weisenborn, Fritzi Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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