Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]

Davey, Randall, b. 1887 d. 1964
Active in Santa Fe, N.M.

Collection size: 0.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; photographs; notes; transcript of radio interview; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

REEL D245: Exhibition catalogs and notices; clippings from newspapers and other publications; personal photographs and photographs of Davey's work; and a few sketches.

REEL 724: 76 personal and business letters; 11 letters between Sheldon Reich and Kate H. Cullum about a proposed book on Davey; a photo of Davey (1932); a transcript of a radio interview by Calla Hay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 1955; a few clippings and catalogs; by-laws and other material of the Randall Davey Committee; and notes, including technical notes on color, sculpture molds, casein glue, "Formula for Mixing Wash for Canvases," general price lists for commissions, etc.

REEL 795: An album of photographs of 46 paintings (undated) by Randall Davey in the Randall Davey Committee collection. Photos are by Laura Gilpin.

UNMICROFILMED: One poster and one page of clippings from a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note: Watercolorist; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Material on reels D245, 724, 795 lent for microfilming 1969-1974 by Kate H. Cullum, Davey's sister-in-law and executor, except for the 1955 radio interview, which was donated 1979 by Donelson Hoopes, head of Davey's estate.

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