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H.C.(Horace Clifford) Westermann papers, [ca. 1925]-1982

Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-1981

Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; notebooks; files on exhibitions; photographs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; printed material; and miscellany.
REELS 3170-3173: Correspondence, 1947-1981, with Alan Shean, Terry Allen, Howard Lipman, Bruce Oxford, Frederic Ossorio, William T. Wiley, Irene Burke, Dennis Adrian, Kenneth Price, Allan Frumkin, and others, and family correspondence including illustrated letters from Westermann to his wife, Joanna Beall, 1958-1979, letters from Joanna Beall, 1958-1971, and letters from his son, Greg Westermann, 1962-1981; biographical data; documents related to Westermann's employment in the U.S. Marine Corp., 1942-1958; obituaries, 1981-1982; 4 notebooks containing lists of sculpture sold and income and expenses, 1954-1964; 4 files on exhibitions, ca. 1970s; photographs, ca. 1925-1970's, of Westermann, his family and friends, and his works of art; material relating to his Tamarind Fellowship; exhibition announcements and catalogs, some of which relate to Joanna Beall; and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Westermann and his work; exhibition announcements and catalogs; magazine and newspaper articles; 2 posters; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Brookfield, Conn.; d. 1981.


Material on reels 3170-73 lent for microfilming and unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 by Joanna Beall Westermann.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 3170-3173: Originals returned to Mrs. J. Beall Westermann after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3170-3173 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.

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

H.C.(Horace Clifford) Westermann papers, [ca. 1925]-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.