Lee Woodward Zeigler papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zeiglee
Creators:
Zeigler, Lee Woodward, 1868-1952
Dates:
1911-1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence files, writings, photographs, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes Zeigler's Works Progress Administration identification card, 1936, obituaries, 1952, a biographical sketch, pages from an engagement book, 1914-1917, and an address book.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1920-1941, relates to Zeigler's freelance painting, mural designs for Tiffany Studios, mural commissions for churches and other public and private commissions, including the Chapel of the Transfiguration Glendale, Oh. (1927-1928), St. Michael's Church, N.Y.C. (1929); Calvary Church, Cincinnati, Oh. (1936-1937), the "Faerie Queene" murals in the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. (1933-1941); WPA-FAP projects in New York State (1933-1937), including murals for Washington Hall, West Point Military Academy, the Stony Point Battlefield Museum, Stony Point-on-the Hudson, and the Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh. Among the correspondents are architects responsible for the designs of the buildings, such as Ralph Adams Cram and O.H. Murray, individuals associated with the execution of the projects, including Charles Osgood and Joseph L. Wheeler; and WPA adminstrators Edward Bruce and Juliana Force.
Scope and Contents
Printed material includes clippings, ca. 1910-1948, regarding Zeigler's works of art and his involvement in the war effort and local politics; exhibition catalogs and programs, ca. 1925, 1940-1968; and reproductions of Zeigler's illustrations for bookplates, Christmas cards, magazines, including Gunter's Magazine, Harper's Weekly, and Life, ca.1890-1900, and for limited edition books by such authors as Jane Austen, Honore' de Balzac, Amelia E. Barr, Theophile Gautier, Charles Kingsley, and William Stearns Davis, ca.1890-1915.
Scope and Contents
Photographs consist of three portraits of Zeigler, ca. 1930-1940, and photographs of works by him, ca.1900, 1915, 1993, and by others ca. 1900-1913. Also included are portrait of actor Fritz Leiber, ca. 1900, a snapshot of Percy and Ella Grainger, 1929.
Scope and Contents
Also included are copyrights for Zeigler's art work, 1911, 1944, 1945, 1979; an unpublished typescript of a short story by Zeigler, "Story of the Son of Roland"; a sketch of a suit of armor created by Zeigler, ca. 1945; a project file regarding a statue of "Ushabti," created by Zeigler, 1923-1924; and a guestbook from an exhibition at the Vanderbilt Galleries, 1941.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Illustrator, muralist; Baltimore, Md. Studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and was founding member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. He began his career as an illustrator and later specialized in mural painting.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979 and 1994 by Audrey Z. Archer-Shee; Zeigler's daughter.

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
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Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Maryland -- Baltimore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church decoration and ornament -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Illustrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Maryland -- Baltimore Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leiber, Fritz, 1882-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Force, Juliana, 1876-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, Oscar H., 1882-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Osgood, Charles Grosvenor, 1871-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wheeler, Joseph Lewis, 1884- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enoch Pratt Free Library Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal Art Project (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Works Progress Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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