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Antonio Salemme papers, 1907-1965

Salemme, Antonio, 1892-1995

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 525 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, exhibition materials, interviews, sketches, and a scrapbook.
REELS D252-D253: Correspondence, primarily with his benefactors Miss Lydia Osgood and Mr. William A. Read; portfolio of Salemme's drawings; photographs of Salemme and his sculpture; photographs of the Italian front during World War I; and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: 2 phonograph records of an interview of Salemme with Peter O'Brien and an accompanying illustrated article about the interview.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and sculptor; Eason, Pa. Died 1995. Born in Gaeta, Italy. Worked in New York City until 1962 when he moved to Pennsylvania. His brother, Attilio Salemme, was also an artist.


Material on reels D252-D253 lent for microfilming 1966; unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 all by Antonio Salemme.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • REELS D252-D253: Originals returned to the lender, Antonio Salemme, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D252-D253 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Antonio Salemme papers, 1907-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.