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C. Arnold Slade papers, 1909-2002

Slade, C. Arnold (Caleb Arnold), 1882-1961



Collection Information

Size: 1.3 Linear feet

Summary: Professional and personal correspondence; writings; printed material, photographs of works of art and artifacts. Included are letters to Slade, ca. 1916-1926, mostly from magazine editors and publishers requesting images for reproduction; correspondence of Slade and his wife, Irene, ca. 1952-1964; writings by Irene Slade including "Care free Days in Tunis" and "Pulling the Shades" (about Hammamet in Tunisia), "One Way West," and poems; newspaper and magazine clippings about Slade; photographs of Slade's works of art, his studio in Truro, Mass., Irene and family, and portrait sitters; writings and notes regarding Slade's work as a camouflage artist in 1917, and regarding his studio; exhibition catalogues; a portable paint box and two palettes; and miscellany. Also included are several letters, from 2001 and 2002, to Ruth Hogan concerning paintings by Slade.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Truro, Mass.


Donated 2003 by Carlton Wells. Mr. Wells was a nephew of Caleb Arnold Slade's wife, Irene Wells Slade. Ruth Hogan, who organized the exhibiton "True Visions: The Paintings of C. Arnold Slade (1882-1961)", sent these papers to the Archives on behalf of the donor.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

C. Arnold Slade papers, 1909-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.