Paul and Mary Wescher papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wescpaul
Creators:
Wescher, Paul, 1894-
Wescher, Mary
Dates:
1920-1976
bulk 1949-1976
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; family and personal correspondence, with letters from Julie and Man Ray, William Valentiner, Wolfgang Paalen, Dorothy Miller, and others; published and unpublished writings on art and poetry; printed material; photographs of the Weschers (two by Dina Woelffer), Benny Goodman, Man Ray, Valentiner, and others, including a photograph of Julie Ray by Man Ray, and a photo of Constance Stothart by Man Ray, 1950; sketches; collages; and miscellany [ca. 700 study photographs, negatives and reproductions of works of art, and 19 negatives of the Weschers have not been microfilmed].

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Wescher (1896-1974) was an art historian and administrator in Santa Monica, Calif. He and his wife Mary collected pre-Columbian art and 20th century painting. Mary's first husband was Herbert Stothart, who won an Academy Award for the musical score for "The Wizard of Oz."

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2157-2158 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1977 by Mary Wescher.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- California -- Santa Monica Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stockent, Constance Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woelffer, Dina, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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