Chenoweth Hall papers, 1936-1989

Hall, Chenoweth, b. 1908 d. 1999
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Me.

Collection size: 5.3 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical material, writings, correspondence, clippings, photographs, sketchbooks, and a scrapbook related to Hall's career as a sculptor, painter, musician, and writer.

Biographical material includes resumes, obituaries, Hall's thesis "Integration in the teaching of Musical History" written for Columbia University, 1936. Correspondence includes letters from Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Malvina Hoffmann, John Marin, Jr., Thornton Wilder, May Sarton, Herbert Read, Erle Loran; Katherine and Dan Hathaway's correspondence referring to mutual friend Marsden Hartley; and postcards written by Hall and Miriam Colwell on a trip to Virginia and environs in 1946. Writings include drafts and mss. of many short stories, novels, plays, including The Crow and The Spruce, A Tale Twice Told, The Fictitious I, Conversation After Midnight, The Conjurer, Moon Forgot, An Unimportant Little Man, Sink or Swim, The Conjurer, Taygetus, The Heir, Again the Sun, A Portrait of Maine (a collaborative publication with Beatrice Abbott); essays, and composition books. Photographs are of Hall, her family, pets, Miriam Colwell, and photographs and a photograph album of Hall's works of art. The scrapbook contains clippings covering Hall's entire career. The videotape, 1989, (VHS, ca. 25 min.) is of Hall and Miriam Colwell in their home showing Hall's sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note: Artist, writer, musician, teacher; Prospect Harbor, Me.

Donated 2001 by Miriam Colwell.

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