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Bernice West Beyers papers, 1912-1987

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series. All series are arranged chronologically. All oversized material has been housed in Box 3 (sol) and is referenced in the folder headings of the Series Description/Container Listing.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1923-1935, undated
2 Folders
Box 1

Biographical material consists of report cards from the Bennett School of Liberal and Applied Arts, membership certificates including an Actors' Equity card, and an award certificate.
Description Container Select
Report Cards, 1923-1924
1
1
Membership Certificates and Award Certificate, 1926-1935, undated
1
2

Series 2: Correspondence , 1928-1974, undated
16 Folders
Box 1

Correspondence consists of letters exchanged between Beyers, members of her family, and colleagues. Many letters discuss commissions and exhibitions of her sculpture. There is one letter, 1951, signed by Alexander Archipenko.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1928-1974, undated
1
3-18

Series 3: Business Records , 1923-1960, undated
11 Folders
Box 1

Business records primarily consist of miscellaneous receipts, price lists, and patent records relating to Beyers' designs for an ashtray and for an automobile hood ornament.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1923-1960, undated
1
19-27
Patent Records, 1928-1929
1
28
Price Lists, 1933, undated
1
29

Series 4: Notes and Writings , 1925-1967, undated
10 Folders
Box 1, 3

Notes include a notebook listing information about miscellaneous art work, transcripts of radio interviews, and miscellaneous notes. Writings consist of miscellaneous typescripts written by Beyers.
Description Container Select
Notebook Concerning Art Work, 1931-1939
1
30
Transcript of Radio Interviews, undated
1
31-32
Notes on Etching, undated
1
33
Caption Cards for Art Work, 1967, undated
1
34
Miscellaneous Notes, 1925-1933, undated
(See Also Box 3)
1
35
Miscellaneous Typescripts, 1933-1941, undated
1
36-38
Oversized Blueprint of Portrait Plaque of Fred H. Albee, 1925
3
Oversized Blueprint of a Wooden Easel, 1933
3

Series 5: Art Work , undated
2 Folders
Box 1

Art work consists of a sketchbook containing geometric designs, and an abstract pencil drawing.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook, undated
1
39
Drawing, undated
1
40

Series 6: Printed Material , 1912-1987, undated
33 Folders
Box 1, 3

Printed material consists of clippings, scrapbooks of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, programs primarily from Beyers' plays and readings, brochures including one from the General Bronze Corporation, and miscellaneous printed material.
Description Container Select
Clippings, 1912-1966, undated
(See Also Box 3)
1
41-52
Scrapbook 1, 1921-1927
(See Box 3 for Scrapbook 2)
1
53-58
Scrapbook 3, 1938-1939
1
59
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1933-1987, undated
1
60-66
Programs, 1917-1926, undated
1
67-68
Brochures, 1932, undated
1
69
Reproductions of Art Work by Others, undated
1
70
Picture Postcards, undated
1
71
Oversized Clippings, 1931
3
Scrapbook 2, 1934-1946
3

Series 7: Photographs , 1937-1956, undated
29 Folders
Box 1-3

This series consists primarily of photographs of art works, both unbound and in albums. There are also photographs of Beyers and her exhibitions.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Bernice West Beyers, 1937, undated
1
72
Photographs of Art Exhibitions, 1941,undated
1
73
Photograph Album 1, undated
(See Also Box 3)
1
74-77
Photograph Album 2, undated
1
78-80
Photograph Album 3, undated
2
1-2
Photograph Album 4, undated
2
3-4
Photograph Album 5, undated
2
5
Photographs of Art Work by Beyers, 1956, undated
2
6-18
Photographs of Art Work by others, undated
2
19
Oversized Cover for Photograph Album 1, undated
3

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.