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Gaetano Cecere papers, 1929-1971

Cecere, Gaetano, 1894-1985



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Letters, certificates, writings, photographs, printed material, and legal and financial records.
REEL 3813: Letters received, 1931-1969; a membership certificate from the National Academy of Design, 1938, and a certificate of merit awarded by the Audubon Artists, 1957; notes and writings, undated and 1934, including a speech at the dedication ceremonies of Cecere's statue of Abraham Lincoln in Milwaukee; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material; and 2 photographs of Cecere and photographs of his works of art, undated and 1934-1956.
UNMICROFILMED: 105 letters relating to the competition which Cecere won for the Lincoln Memorial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a blueprint of his design for the Memorial, and a copy of Benjamin Lossing's A HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR, which Cecere used researching the project. In addition there are 6 photographs of his statue of John Frank Stevens, 1926, 2 photographs of Cecere at work, a photo of one of his portrait paintings: and 24 photos of his sculpture; legal documents; financial papers; exhibition catalogs; 3 letters to Cecere; 1967-1970; clippings; and 2 awards.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.


Unmicrofilmed material donated 1972-1978 by Cecere. Material on reel 3813 recieved via Syracuse University Library, where it apparently had been donated by Cecere, ca. 1970.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3813 available at Archives of Amrican 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

Gaetano Cecere papers, 1929-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.