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Chase Viele papers, 1957-1961

Viele, Chase

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Viele's research material on Thomas Le Clear, consisting of letters, printed material, notes, and photographs.
REEL 3480: Research material on Thomas Le Clear, including photocopies of letters received from institutions, dealers, and private owners of Le Clear's paintings; 2 letters to E.P. Richardson, 1959 and 1961; and a 30-page typescript of an article, later published as "Buffalo's Contribution to Mid-19th Century American Romantic Painting," containing information on Le Clear, William H. Beard, and Lars G. Sellstedt.
REEL BV1: Correspondence with art institutions; notes; lists of paintings; a clipping; and a photograph of Le Clear's painting "Two Children."

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Buffalo, New York. Le Clear was a painter, Buffalo, New York.


Material on reel BV1 lent for microfilming by Viele, 1958. Material on reel 3480 donated by Viele, 1961.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm reels BV1 and 3480 available for use 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

Chase Viele papers, 1957-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.