Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zalesaul
Creators:
Zalesch, Saul E.
Dates:
1834-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
58 Items
(portions microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Scope and Contents
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3097 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3097: Originals returned to Zalesch after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.

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, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indiana, Robert, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lage, William Potter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
La Farge, John, 1835-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merry, C. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, John, 1829-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Story, Franklin H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Teal, William P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Gluyas, 1888- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gropper, William, 1897-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Betts, Louis, 1873-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baldridge, C. LeRoy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
La Farge, John, 1835-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of American Artists Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Art Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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