Lois Dailey Orswell letters from Curt Valentin and Richard Stankiewicz, 1945-1959

Orswell, Lois Dailey, b. 1904 d. 1998
Active in Narragansett, R.I.

Valentin, Curt, b. 1902 d. 1954
Gallery director, Dealer
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 28 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: 22 letters and postcards from Curt Valentin, written from Europe and New York City, regarding buying trips and suggesting purchases; and six letters from Richard Stankiewicz, regarding his sculpture, his studio, working on drawings, and planning a dinner with Orswell.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lois Dailey Orswell (1904-1998) was an art collector from Narragansett, R.I.

The donor, Wolfgang Freitag Bafflin of the Fine Arts Library of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, acted as liason between Orswell and the Archives of American Art.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reel 3161 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Make a Request

Reading Room Reproduction