Janet De Coux papers, 1895-2000

De Coux, Janet, b. 1904 d. 1999
Sculptor
Active in Pa.,

Collection size: 3.9 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Found within the papers are scattered biographical material, including curriculum vitae and a file concerning De Coux's induction as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. Correspondence is primarily between family, friends, and colleagues. It includes letters from Carl Milles, Bruce Moore, C.P. Jennewein, the Guild of Liturgy, Art and Design (GLAD), the Liturgical Arts Society, Inc., sculptor James Earle Fraser, offering advice on various sculpture projects, his wife Laura Gardin Fraser, a letter of congratulations from Paul Manship on the occasion of de Coux's election to the National Academy of Design, and approximately fifty letters, 1944-1952, from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. There are also one or two letters from Lu Duble, Joseph Bailey Ellis, Mark Tobey, and Albert Wein.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; Gibsonia, Pa.

Letters on reel 4909 donated 1992 by de Coux, the remainder donated 2001 by her longtime companion, Eliza Miller. Mechanical printing plates received with the collection were returned to donor.

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Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Janet De Coux done by George Gurney, May 5, 1978.