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Jack and Rhea Case papers, 1917-1979

Jack and Rhea Case papers, 1917-1979

Case, Jack

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 271 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, clippings, and a untranscribed interview documenting the Case's friendship with Beatrice Wood.

REEL 1854: 49 valentines and other greeting cards from Wood, illustrated with her drawings and collages; 3 caricature sketches by Wood of Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, David Siqueiros and Galka Scheyer as part of the Louise and Walter Arensberg "circle"; 61 photographs of Wood, her drawings and ceramics; and 4 clippings.

REEL 1646: Correspondence with Wood. Many of Wood's letters are illustrated. Three photographs of Wood are also included.

UNMICROFILMED: An untranscribed conversation between Rhea Case and Beatrice Wood, June 19, 1979. Wood mentions Henri Roche, Marcel Duchamp, Walter Arensberg, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Friends of artist Beatrice Wood. Wood is a ceramist; Ojai, California.

Provenance

Microfilmed material lent 1979-1980 by Rhea Case. Case donated the taped conversation in 1979.

Location of Originals

  • All except tape: Originals returned to Rhea Case after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1646 and 1854 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of untranscribed tape requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Jack and Rhea Case papers, 1917-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.