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A Finding Aid to the Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002: Contents and Arrangement | Digitized Collection

Arnold Rönnebeck and Louise Emerson Ronnebeck papers, 1884-2002

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Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-2002
9 folders
Box 1, OV 7

Biographical materials include articles on the Rönnebecks by Betsy Fahlman, curriculum vitae, and documentation on the Emerson family, including genealogical information and artwork by Edith Emerson.
Materials are minimally arranged by subject and document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1998
0.6 linear feet
Box 1, 5

Correspondence is primarily from Arnold Rönnebeck to Louise dating from their courtship and from periods when the Rönnebecks were working on out-of-state art commissions. These include illustrated letters and cover topics ranging from updates on family and friends to the progress of current art projects. There are also letters in German to Arnold's sister Irmgard Rönnebeck, letters of condolence to Louise after Arnold's death, and letters from Louise's extended family and children. Among the professional and personal correspondence to both of the Rönnebecks are letters from Kenneth Hayes Miller to Louise Ronnebeck.
Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 3: Writings, 1920-1944
6 folders
Box 1, 5

Writings include essay drafts, notes, and poetry by the Rönnebecks, including Arnold Rönnebeck's "Paint-As-You-Go Plan," an itemized list of 31 points for artists. There is also a transcription of Matthew Arnold's poem, "Giesel's Grave."
Materials are arranged by subject and document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 4: Scrapbook, 1926-1966
1 folder
Box 1

The clippings scrapbook provides coverage of Louise Ronnebeck's WPA murals, commissions in Colorado and Bermuda, and various lecture and teaching appearances.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 5: Printed Material, 1923-1999
0.5 linear feet
Box 1-2

Printed material includes articles, Christmas cards designed by Arnold Rönnebeck, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs of both the Rönnebecks' work, postcards collected from their travels, and other miscellaneous material.
Materials are arranged by document type.
Portions of this series have been scanned. In some cases exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.

Series 6: Artwork, 1915-1950
2 folders
Box 2, 5

Artwork consists of nude drawings and World War II themed sketches by Arnold Rönnebeck.
Materials are arranged by subject.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1884-1976
2.6 linear feet
Box 2-6

Photographic materials include photos, copy prints, and negatives of the Rönnebecks and their artist friends, including Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Alfred Stieglitz, and Tony Luhan. Travel photographs document vacations to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, and Europe. Photos of Arizona and Colorado include a tour of the Grand Canyon, old mining towns, and mountain skylines. Photos from New Mexico include a trip to a Native American village and views of Tony and Mabel Luhan's residence in Taos. The photos from New York cover trips to Lake George and Lake Placid, as well as numerous photos of iconic New York City buildings, street scenes, aerial views, and the skyline from the Hudson River. Formal and informal documentation of artwork includes 7 glass plate negatives and covers the Rönnebecks' exhibitions, portfolios, and samples of public and private art commissions, including portrait busts of Ananda Coomaraswamy, Charles Lindbergh, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Carl Sandburg.
Materials are organized by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Negatives, duplicates, and blank versos of photographs have not been scanned.

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.