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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965

Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965

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Series 3: Writings, circa, 1930s-1965
(Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Writings date from circa 1930s-1965 and include Sheeler's journal dated from circa 1950s-1963. The journal includes poems, writings, transcribed correspondence, transcribed articles (which were later published), and a paper delivered at a symposium on photography held at the Museum of Modern Art in October 1950. Two notebooks dating from about the same time includes miscellaneous notes and writings, adresses, and recipes. Additional writings by Sheeler include an article that he wrote for
Arts Magazine
, writings on artists, and a manuscript version of his autobiography, along with notes and drafts. The autobiography manuscript was commissioned by publisher Harcourt Brace in 1937, in which Sheeler outlines his career from his time at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia though the mid 1930s. The manuscript was not published, but was used as the basis for Constance Rourke's biography
Charles Sheeler: Artist in the American Tradition
published by Harcourt the following year.
The series also includes a short story by Musya Sheeler, and a short story illustrated with photographs of the Sheelers' by friend Dorothy Eidlitz.
Items are arranged by date.
DescriptionContainer
Journal circa 1950s-1963
1
54
Notebook circa 1950s-1963
(contains addresses and food recipes)
1
55
Notebook circa 1950s-1963
(contains writings and notes)
1
56
Article for
Arts Magazine,
circa 1925
1
57
Autobiography Manuscript circa 1937
1
58
Autobiography Notes and Drafts circa 1937
(3 folders)
2
1-3
Writings on Brueghel and Mantegna circa 1940s-1950s
(2 folders)
2
4-5
Miscellaneous Writings circa 1930s-1950s
2
6
Writings by Musya Sheeler circa 1942-1960s
2
7
Writings by Dorothy Eidlitz 1953
(1 of 2)
2
8
Writings by Dorothy Eidlitz 1953
(2 of 2)
2
9

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