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Janet De Coux papers, 1895-2000

Janet De Coux papers, 1895-2000

De Coux, Janet, 1904-1999


Collection Information

Size: 3.9 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Gibsonia, Pa.


Letters on reel 4909 donated 1992 by de Coux, the remainder donated 2001 by her longtime companion, Eliza Miller. Mechanical printing plates received with the collection were returned to donor.

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Scope and Contents

Found within the papers are scattered biographical material, including curriculum vitae and a file concerning De Coux's induction as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. Correspondence is primarily between family, friends, and colleagues. It includes letters from Carl Milles, Bruce Moore, C.P. Jennewein, the Guild of Liturgy, Art and Design (GLAD), the Liturgical Arts Society, Inc., sculptor James Earle Fraser, offering advice on various sculpture projects, his wife Laura Gardin Fraser, a letter of congratulations from Paul Manship on the occasion of de Coux's election to the National Academy of Design, and approximately fifty letters, 1944-1952, from Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer and wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh. There are also one or two letters from Lu Duble, Joseph Bailey Ellis, Mark Tobey, and Albert Wein.

Found within the papers are a transcript of an interview of De Coux by George Gurney, and audio cassettes with transcripts of an autobiographical narrative by De Coux. Miscellaneous notes and writings include autobiographical accounts and poems by De Coux and miscellaneous writings by others. Seven of De Coux's sketchbooks and a folder of drawings by De Coux, as well as a portrait of De Coux by C. Paul Jennewein are found in the Artwork series. Project files contain letters, receipts, clippings, brochures, and photographs for sculpture projects primarily commissioned by religious organizations. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, and miscellaneous brochures. Photographs are of De Coux, family members, friends including Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her children, colleagues including James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, Carl Milles, and Bruce Moore, and sculpture.

Portions of this collection are available on microfilm reel 4909 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.

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.

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