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Creators:
Leeds, Harold E., 1913-2002
Dates:
1940s-circa 2002
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.leedharo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of architect Harold E. Leeds measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1940s-circa 2002. The letters found here are primarily from painter Loren MacIver writing from France, during which time Leeds looked after the home belonging to MacIver and her husband, poet Lloyd Frankenberg. While mainly logistical in nature, MacIver does describe aspects of her daily life in France, and her and Frankenberg's friendships with prominent figures including Margaret Barr, Elizabeth Bishop, Pierre Matisse, and James Johnson Sweeney. The photographs in the collection document Leeds' life with partner and documentary filmmaker Wheaton Galentine, and Leeds' work as an architect and interior design professor at Pratt Institute.

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Creators:
Sanford, Marion
Dates:
1929-1988
Size:
2.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sanfmari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptors and close companions Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1929-1988. The papers include scattered materials created by and about both women, including biographical materials, one folder of correspondence for each woman, a few writings and essays, newsclippings, exhibition catalogs, other printed materials, and four scrapbooks (three about Chapin and one about Sanford). Photographs are of Chapin only and of artwork of both women. There is also one phonograph album transferred onto cassette of a radio interview with Chapin and several motion picture films of Chapin's home movies shot in upstate New York and Paris.

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Creators:
Griffin, Walter, 1861-1935
Dates:
1928 June 1
Size:
1 Item (on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Collection ID:
AAA.grifwall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Griffin, writing from Paris, advises and encourages Hepworth in his work as a portrait painter. He suggests contacting Mr. Lamb about a commission, and mentions Seldon C. Fox and Louis Orr, former students of Griffin's.

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Creators:
Brooks, Romaine
Dates:
1910-1973
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.brooroma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.

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Creators:
Davies, Monica Borglum, 1903-1997
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1990 May 8-August 27
Size:
2 Items (sound cassettes)
39 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.davies90
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Monica Borglum Davies conducted 1990 May 8-August 27, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Volkmar, Charles, 1841-1914
Dates:
1827-1985
Size:
1.2 Linear feet ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.volkchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Printed material, biographical material, correspondence, and photographs (ca. 1860-1920) documenting the Volkmar family's involvement in the development of the ceramics industry in northeastern America. The collection focuses on Charles Volkmar but the careers of Carl, Leon (1879-1959), and Charles Volkmar, Sr. (1809-1892) are also documented. Mate...

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Creators:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Dates:
1871-1955
Size:
1 microfilm reel
Collection ID:
AAA.cassmary
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters to Cassatt, from Cassatt, and from and to Cassatt's family and others; a typescript of a family history written by Cassatt's father, and other genealogical and biographical material; and pages from Paris Salon exhibition catalogs of 1872-1876 referencing Cassatt. The materials were primarily in the possession of Art Institute of Chicago cur...

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Creators:
Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964
Dates:
1887-1984
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.willesth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.

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Creators:
Parshall, DeWitt, 1864-1956
Dates:
1898-1932
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((93 items on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.parsdewi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs, including one with George and Nina Stevens at the 1917 exhibition of Parshall's work at the Toledo Museum, and two photographs of Alexander Harrison's art class in Paris with Parshall, William Hyde, Alexander Harrison, Edward H. Potthast, and Charles Rollo Peters. Also, includes correspondence; notes, some with sketches; writings on pa...

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Creators:
Stecher, William Frederick, b. 1864
Dates:
1889-1918
Size:
0.4 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.stecwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Eight letters from various people thanking Stecher for the quality of his art work; an autobiographical manuscript, "A Story of an Art Student in Paris"; 2 scrapbooks, ca. 1890, containing travel sketches, several clippings, and 3 photographs of his studio.

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