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Gutzon Borglum collection, 1926-1981

Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941



Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 1,000 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence between Borglum and Dr. J.S. Lankford, between Borglum and Ellen Quillin, Director of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Tex., and regarding Borglum's monument at the Alamo in San Antonio; photocopies of articles regarding Borglum's son, Lincoln; exhibition catalogs, brochures, and other printed material; and photographs of Borglum's sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Texas and mid-west. Brother of Solon Borglum, also a sculptor. Gutzon is most famous for carving the portraits of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the San Antonio Museum of Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3056 available for use 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

Gutzon Borglum collection, 1926-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.