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Cyrus Edwin Dallin papers, 1883-1970

Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944



Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (microfilmed on 8 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; sketchbook; journal; photographs; research files; typescripts; and clippings.
REEL 141: Letters to Dallin from Augustus St. Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Vesper George and other artists, and from family and friends. Also included are two clippings, one containing a poem written by Dallin about the delayed contract for his statue of Paul Revere in Boston.
REEL 178: Business correspondence and contracts; a sketchbook; 13 photographs of Dallin and his work; a 132 page journal by his wife with brief entries; a list of Dallin's works; and a typescript of a biography of Dallin by Vittoria Collorina Dallin (Mrs. Cyrus E.).
REELS 179-184: Business and personal correspondence; some manuscripts, lectures and poems by Dallin and material relating to a copyright lawsuit filed by Dallin; photographic research files, 1894-1961, (reels 182-184), contain photographs of Dallin's sculpture, related clippings and some correspondence; a typescript of "A Biographical Sketch" of Dallin by Stillman Powers; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Arlington Heights, Massachusetts.


Material on reel lent 1972 for microfilming by Mrs. Edwin B. Dallin via her grandaughter Mrs. J. K. McCabe, Jr. Material on reel 178 lent 1971 for microfilming by Dallin's son Lawrence Dallin. Material on reels 179-184 lent 1971 for microfilming by the Robbins Memorial Library, who had received it from the Dallin family.

Related Materials

Cyrus E. Dallin papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 141: Originals returned to Mrs. E.B. Dallin after microfilming.
  • Reel 178: Originals returned to Lawrence Dallin after microfilming.
  • Reels 179-184: Originals in Robbins Memorial Library; Arlington, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 141, 178 and 179-184 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Cyrus Edwin Dallin papers, 1883-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.