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Charles Keck papers, 1905-circa 1954

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Series 1:Personal Papers, 1920-circa 1954
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1

This series includes three biographical statements written by others about Keck, including an entry for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography; a diploma given to Keck in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Lincolniana from Lincoln Memorial University; thirteen letters to Keck, including two from Alexander Stirling Calder and one from Homer Saint-Gaudens; typescripts of two speeches given by Keck, to the Allied Artists, and as president of the National Sculpture Society; and printed material including news clippings from 1933 and 1948, statements released about the addition to the General Post Office building in New York City, for which Keck was selected to create a relief sculpture, and a collection of addresses and papers printed in connection with the unveiling of Keck's monument to Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1948. Lists of artwork include a bound volume listing works alphabetically and giving drawer locations for some of the works; a loose leaf binder of records entitled "Work done" providing overviews of projects including dates of contracts, creation, payments, and some descriptive information about Keck's ideas for the works and his artistic process; and four other loose leaf lists, one of which includes prices.
This series has been digitized in entirety with the exception of the full text of the publication "Presidents North Carolina Gave the Nation" and a binder originally housing lists of artwork.
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Biographical Statements, circa 1930s-circa 1954
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Diploma, 1942
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Letters to Keck, 1920-1950
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Speeches, circa 1930s
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Lists of Artwork, Prices, and Sales, circa 1920s-circa 1954
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Lists of Artwork, Bound Volume, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
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Lists of Artwork, "Work Done", 1931-1949
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Lists of Artwork, "Work Done," Binder , 1931-1949
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Printed Material, Clippings and Statements on Post Office Relief, 1933-1948
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Printed Material, "Presidents North Carolina Gave the Nation", 1949
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