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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: The Caleb Arnold Slade papers measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 1909-2002. Included is professional and personal correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs. Correspondence includes letters to Slade, ca. 1916-1926, mostly from magazine editors and publishers requesting images for reproduction, between Slade and his wife, Irene, ca. 1952-1964, and letter about Slade's paintings. Writings and notes regard Slade's work as a camouflage artist in 1917, and his studio. Additional writings are by Irene include "Care free Days in Tunis" and "Pulling the Shades" (about Hammamet in Tunisia), "One Way West," and poems. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, newspaper and magazine clippings about Slade. Photographs and slides are of Slade's works of art, his studio in Truro, Massacusetts, Irene and family, and portrait sitters. Also included is a portable paint box and two palettes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Caleb Arnold Slade (1882-1961) was a painter in Truro, Massachsetts.


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. Additional slides donated in 2020 by Kathy Swan, a relative of W. Gordon Swan, who photographed Slade, possibly for WBZ radio, Boston.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

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