of American Art
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Washington, DC 20560-0937
Letters, scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs, diaries, photographs, writings, ledgers, and printed material.
REEL 3957: 60 letters (in French), 1889-1908, from Bouché's father, Henri to his wife; 13 letters, 1933-1977, including 2 illustrated letters and a poem by Peggy Bacon, and 2 letters from Katherine Schmidt to Jane Bouché and Hal Strong with information on Bouché; two ledgers, 1930-1969; listing date, title, dimensions, and buyers of art works; a handwritten autobiography by Bouché (typescript on reel 688), mentioning his early years, the Penguin Club, camouflage work during World War I, friends, the Whitney Studio Club, galleries, Washington Square South, travels, Woodstock and many other topics; a party invitation made by Jules Pascin; exhibition announcements and catalogs; and printed material.
Photographs of Bailey's drawings, some done while a U.S. Navy contract artist, including: American college and university buildings; interior and exterior views of Vatican City; U.S. Navy ships and submarines, naval stations and yards, shipbuilding, mine depot, torpedo repair and dock scenes, U.S. Naval air training scenes; and scenes of New York City and its suburbs. Also included are a letter from the Director of Exhibits at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an invitation to an exhibition held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and three critical reviews.
Biographical and genealogical material; family correspondence; files kept while a Navy artist during World War II; writings; sketchbooks; calendars and record books, 1926-1945; correspondence, printed material, and photographs regarding mural commissions; correspondence and printed material regarding exhibitions, lectures, publications and organizations; and miscellany.
1 April 2002