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Erna Weill papers, [ca. 1934-1983]

Erna Weill papers, [ca. 1934-1983]

Weill, Erna, 1904-1996

Sculptor, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft.

Summary: Letters from sitters for Weill portrait busts, including several prominent political figures; sculpture; inventories; photographs; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

A resume; a New Jersey Senate resolution honoring Weill and a photocopy of a certificate of appreciation from the Teaneck Township Council; correspondence with American Friends of the Hebrew University, Leonard Bernstein, philosopher Martin Buber, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Golda Meir, National Portrait Gallery, Linus Pauling, Kalman Yaron of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and others; a handwritten draft of Weill's speech given at a 1983 reception in her honor; lists of Weill's sculpture and the collectors who own her works; exhibition catalogs; news releases; and magazine and newspaper clippings.

Also includes photographs of Martin Buber, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rudolph Serkin, and Elie Wiesel, and of Weill in her studio, as well as photos of her portrait busts of Rabbi Leo Baeck, Leonard Bernstein, Buber, Abraham Heschel, Fiorello H. La Guardia, King, Golda Meir, Linus Pauling, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wiesel and others, and her figural, architectural and ceremonial sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, educator; Teaneck, N.J.

Provenance

Donated 1983 by Erna Weill.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Erna Weill papers, [ca. 1934-1983]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.