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Edward Arcenio Chavez papers, 1917-1982, bulk 1941-1973

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as four series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1935-1970
3 folders
Box 1, OV 4

Biographical materials include awards and certificates, a biographical sketch and curriculum vitae, and a transcript of an interview with Chavez conducted by Joseph Trovato.
Description Container Select
Awards and Certificates, 1935-1970
Includes awards and certificates for the National Scholastic Awards, Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione Direzione Generale Antichità e Belle Arti, and a photocopy of a National Academy of Design certificate.
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1
Awards and Certificates, 1950-1952
Includes The Second International Hallmark Art Award and the Printing for Commerce Exhibition Certificate of Excellence.
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Curriculum Vitae and Biographical Sketch, circa 1969
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2
Interview Transcript, Chavez Interviewed by Joseph Trovato, November 5, 1964
Transcript is of an oral history interview conducted for the Archives of American Art.
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3

Series 2: Personal Business Records , 1941-1973
4 folders
Box 1

Chavez's personal business records contain a contract with the Federal Works Agency; correspondence from Edward Rowan, Olin Dow, Fletcher Martin, and others; and project proposals and reports.
Description Container Select
Contract, Federal Works Agency, 1941
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4
Correspondence, undated
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5
Correspondence, 1934-1973
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6
Projects, 1950-1654
Includes reports for Chavez's Fulbright Grant to study in Italy, a proposal for the Guggenheim to study art in Mexico, and a few writings on Italian culture, the depiction of war in painting, and his career.
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7

Series 3: Printed Material , 1917-1982
0.6 Linear Feet
Box 1-3, OV 4

This series includes art reproductions, books, booklets and brochures, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journals and magazines, and press releases relating to Chavez's artwork and exhibitions.
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Art Reproductions, undated
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8
Books, 1963-1966
Includes Silk Screen by Bernard Steffen and Prize-Winning Sculpture Book 3 compiled by Margaret Harold.
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9
Booklets and Brochures, Annual Reports, 1965-1970
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10
Booklets and Brochures, Art Education, circa 1947-1969
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11
Clippings, 1938-1973
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12-13
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1945-1959, undated
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Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1960-1982
2
1-3
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1982
4
Journals and Magazines, 1917-1970
3
1
Press Releases, undated
3
2

Series 4: Photographic Material , 1950-1973
2 folders
Box 3

Photographic materials consists of photographs of Chavez with his artworks in New York and New Mexico as well as photographs and slides of his artwork.
Description Container Select
Chavez, 1950-1971
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3
Works of Art, circa 1952-1973
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4

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.