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Charles Waldo Love papers, 1887-1975

Love, C. Waldo (Charles Waldo), 1881-1967



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Personal and professional correspondence between Love, the Love family, and colleagues including artists, Lawrence Murphy, Dudley Carpenter, E. Corwin, James Harvey, and others; photographs of Love, his studio, family and works; sketches and preliminary drawings; etchings; monoplate prints; illustrations and a portfolio containing examples of Love's work as a commercial artist; scrapbook; financial accounts; exhibition material; articles and notes by Love; transcript of a taped interview with Love, 1966; printed material; clippings; and miscellaneous items.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, commercial artist; New York, N.Y. Charles Waldo Love; Waldo; Wal; b. Wash., D.C.; lived in Calif., London, Denver, Col., NYC, Paris, and Chicago and Indiana; d. Dec. 16, 1967, Denver, Co.


Material on reels 967-969 donated 1975 by Mary Cornish, daughter of Love, except letters written by Love, letters written to Love by his wife Orilla, and artwork, which Cornish lent for microfilming, 1975.

Location of Originals

  • Letters by Charles Love, to him from his wife Orilla, sketches, drawings, monoplate prints, original illustrations and a portfolio: Originals returned to Mary Cornish after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 967-969 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles Waldo Love papers, 1887-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.