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Henry Kreis papers, 1920-1963

Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963



Collection Information

Size: 2.6 Linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; a scrapbook; lecture and interview notes; sketches; clippings; and printed material.
REEL 2288: 56 photographs, ca. 1936-1960, of Kreis and his sculpture.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, 1934-1962; lecture and interview notes; photographs of Kreis at work and his studio, of his family and colleagues; stereo slides of Kreis's work, his colleagues and their work; a scrapbook; newspaper clippings; printed material; and sketches by Kreis, including studies for sculpture projects.
UNMICROFILMED: Artists and other notables featured among the photographs and slides include: Albert Buz, Angelo Columbo, Jose De Creeft, Koren Der Hartootian, Howard Dohm, Anthony Grosso, Lord Halifax, Hoard, Hancock, Ingersoll, Carl Paul Jennewein, Robert Kittredge, Romuald Kraus, Jacques Lipchitz, Paul Manship, Ilona Massey, Noble, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Rudy, Carl Schmitz, Shmul, Albert Stewart, Clark Voorhees, and Joseph Vorst.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Essex, Connecticut.


Material on reel 2288 lent for microfilming 1981 by Henry Kreis, son of Kreis; unmicrofilmed material donated 1981 by Patricia Saunders, widow of Kreis.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2288: Originals returned to Henry Kreis after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2288 available for use at Archives of American 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

Henry Kreis papers, 1920-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.