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Hermon Atkins MacNeil papers, 1885-1947

MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947



Collection Information

Size: 2.6 Items, linear ft.(on two microfilm reels)

Summary: Resume; art school report cards, 1885; several postcards and greeting cards; 456 photographs of MacNeil, his family, friends, models, studio and sculpture, and of other sculptor's work including his wife, Carol Brooks MacNeil; 9 sketchbooks with notes, and 8 sketches; a sketch by James A. Coughlin; clippings, exhibition catalogs and printed miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, art instructor; Queens, N.Y. Born in Everett, Mass., Feb. 27, 1866. Taught at Cornell University, Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute and American Academy of Rome. Work includes statues, memorials, monuments, friezes. Established the American Indian as a legitimate artistic theme; d. 1947; husband of sculptor Carol Brooks MacNeil


Donated 1982 by Robert A. Sanborn, who received them from Donald Weeks, an English professor at Mills College, who in turn had received them from James A. Couglin, a colleague of MacNeil.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2726 and 2727 available 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

Hermon Atkins MacNeil papers, 1885-1947. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.