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Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959

Adolph A. Weinman papers, 1890-1959

Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952

Sculptor

The papers of Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander) Weinman in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2005 from 9 reels of microfilm, totaling 12,122 images.

The microfilm for the collection was digitized in 2006-2007 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Grant.

Collection Information

Size: 9.7 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Adolph Weinman (1870-1952) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

The Adolph A. Weinman papers were donated by Weinman's sons, Howard K. Weinman in 1972, and Robert A. Weinman in 1976.

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Funding

The microfilm for the collection was digitized in 2006-2007 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Grant.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 283: Originals returned to Howard Weinman after microfilming.
  • Reel 414: Originals returned to Robert A. Weinman after microfilming.

Scope and Contents

The papers of American sculptor Adolph Weinman measure 9.7 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1959. Found within the collection are scattered biographical materials; project files for Weinman's sculpture and commissions; correspondence with colleagues, friends and family, and letterpress books containing copies of letters concerning specific sculpture commissions; a substantial body of files concerning Weinman's membership in the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design; records concerning works of art held by dealers and in exhibitions and other miscellaneous financial materials; notes and a notebook; writings and speeches by Weinman; sketches and sketchbooks; printed materials; photographs and glass negatives. This material not only reflects the diversity of projects executed by this prolific sculptor, but illustrates the process of creation for many of his more important works.

Much of the collection (6.0 linear feet) consists of project files documenting many of Weinman's sculpture and commissioned public and architectural pieces through correspondence, contracts, financial records, notes, drawings, printed material, and photographs. A complete list of each project or sculpture file is found in the Container Listing of the finding aid. Also found are scattered biographical materials, general correspondence, files relating to Weinman's membership in the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design, scattered financial files, notes and writings, art work, printed materials, and photographs.

The microfilm for this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.

The papers of Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander) Weinman in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2005 from 9 reels of microfilm, totaling 12,122 images.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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