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Janet deCoux papers, 1895-2000

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series. Glass plate negative housed separately and closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1895-1993
(Box 1; 13 folders)

Biographical material includes curriculum vitae, report cards, and passports. A file for the Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania Medal contains letters, a transcript of the ceremony, programs, directories, and photographs of the ceremony and other recipients including actress Grace Kelly. Miscellaneous family material includes a funeral card for deCoux's aunt Minnie, miscellaneous genealogical notes, and locks of deCoux's hair and her mother's hair.
Description Container Select
Curriculum Vitae, 1944-1993
(2 folders)
1
1-2
Report Cards, 1926
1
3
Passports, 1935-1984
(2 folders)
1
4-5
Award Certificates, 1954-1989
1
6
File for Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania Medal, 1954-1955
(5 folders)
1
7-11
Miscellaneous Biographical Material, 1895-1969, undated
(2 folders)
1
12-13

Series 2: Correspondence , 1895-2000
(Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Correspondence is primarily between deCoux and family members, friends including Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and colleagues including Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, Camille Grapin, Carl Milles, and Bruce Moore. There are one or two letters each from Lu Duble, Joseph Bailey Ellis, Mark Tobey, and Albert Wein.
Eleven letters from James Earle Fraser, two letters from Laura Gardin Fraser, and one letter from Paul Manship have been microfilmed on reel 4909, and are arranged together in one folder.
Description Container Select
Eleven Letters from James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, and Paul Manship, 1935-1946
(see also reel 4909)
1
14
Correspondence, undated
(3 folders)
1
15-17
Correspondence, 1895-1919
1
18
Correspondence, 1927
1
19
Correspondence, 1928
1
20
Correspondence, 1929
(3 folders)
1
21-23
Correspondence, 1930
1
24
Correspondence, 1931
(2 folders)
1
25-26
Correspondence, 1932
1
27
Correspondence, 1933
1
28
Correspondence, 1934
(5 folders)
1
29-33
Correspondence, 1935
(6 folders)
1
34-39
Correspondence, 1936
(2 folders)
1
40-41
Correspondence, 1937
1
42
Correspondence, 1938
(2 folders)
1
43-44
Correspondence, 1939
1
45
Correspondence, 1940-1941
1
46
Correspondence, 1942
1
47
Correspondence, 1943
1
48
Correspondence, 1944
(4 folders)
1
49-52
Correspondence, 1945
(2 folders)
1
53-54
Correspondence, 1946
1
55
Correspondence, 1947
1
56
Correspondence, 1948-1949
1
57
Correspondence, 1950
1
58
Correspondence, 1951-1952
1
59
Correspondence, 1953-1959
1
60
Correspondence, 1960
1
61
Correspondence, 1962
(3 folders)
1
62-64
Correspondence, 1964-1967
1
65
Correspondence, 1968
1
66
Correspondence, 1969
1
67
Correspondence, 1970
1
68
Correspondence, 1971
1
69
Correspondence, 1972-1973
1
70
Correspondence, 1974-1975
1
71
Correspondence, 1976-1979
1
72
Correspondence, 1980-1981
1
73
Correspondence, 1983
1
74
Correspondence, 1984-1986
1
75
Correspondence, 1988
1
76
Correspondence, 1989
1
77
Correspondence, 1990
2
1
Correspondence, 1991
2
2
Correspondence, 1992-1993
2
3
Correspondence, 1995
2
4
Correspondence, 1996
2
5
Correspondence, 1997
2
6
Correspondence, 1998
2
7
Correspondence, 1999
2
8
Correspondence, 2000
2
9

Series 3: Interviews , 1978, 1990
(Box 2; 3 folders)

This series consists of a transcript of an interview of deCoux conducted by George Gurney on May 5, 1978, and audiocassettes with transcripts of an autobiographical narrative by deCoux.
Description Container Select
Transcript of Interview of Janet deCoux by George Gurney, 1978
2
10
Audiocassettes of Autobiographical Narrative by deCoux, 1990
2
11
Transcript of Autobiographical Narrative by deCoux, 1990
2
12

Series 4: Notes and Writings , 1937-1996
(Box 2; 23 folders)

This series includes miscellaneous notes and writings including autobiographical accounts and poems by deCoux. Miscellaneous writings by others include poems and a prayer written by deCoux's father, Charles J. deCoux.
Description Container Select
Lists of Artwork, undated
2
13
Pages from Exhibition Guest Book, 1996
2
14
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
2
15
Autobiographical Writings by Janet deCoux, undated
2
16
Poems by deCoux, 1937-1938, undated
(8 folders)
2
17-24
Notebook of Poems by deCoux, 1993
2
25
Book Reviews by deCoux, undated
2
26
Miscellaneous Writings by deCoux, 1937-1991, undated
(3 folders)
2
27-29
Poems by Charles J. deCoux, undated
2
30
Prayer by Charles J. deCoux, undated
2
31
Autobiographical Typescript by Bertha Wright deCoux, undated
2
32
Typescript "Beloved and Lovely" by Charles P. Price, 1989
2
33
Typescript "The Liberal Tradition of the Gospel" by Charles P. Price, 1989
2
34
Miscellaneous Writings by Others, undated
2
35

Series 5: Artwork , 1928-1929
(Boxes 2, 6; 9 folders)

Artwork consists of sketchbooks and drawings including a pencil portrait of deCoux by C. Paul Jennewein.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook 1, undated
2
36
Sketchbook 2, undated
2
37
Sketchbook 3, undated
2
38
Sketchbook 4, undated
2
39
Sketchbook 5, undated
2
40
Sketchbook 6, 1928
2
41
Sketchbook 7, 1929
2
42
Miscellaneous Drawings, 1928, undated
(see also Box 6)
2
43
Oversized Pencil Portrait of Janet deCoux by C. Paul Jennewein, 1928
6 (sol)

Series 6: Project Files , 1942-1982
(Boxes 2-3, 6; 36 folders)

Project files contain letters, receipts, clippings, brochures, and photographs concerning sculpture projects primarily commissioned by religious organizations.
Description Container Select
Bas-Relief for Post Office, Girard, Pennsylvania, 1942
2
44
Statue of the Madonna, St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Manhasset, New York, 1943-1946
(4 folders; see also Box 6)
2
45-48
Statue of St. Benedict, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1947-1949
(4 folders)
2
49-52
"Luce Doors," St. Ann Chapel, Palo Alto, California, 1952
(see also Box 6)
2
53
Statue of the Madonna, Roman Catholic Church, Fishers Island, New York, 1955-1958
(2 folders)
2
54-55
Altar, Crucifix, and Pyx for Order of St. Helena, Vails Gate, New York, 1959-1962
(8 folders)
2
56-63
Statue of William Penn, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1962-1970
(7 folders)
2
64-70
Altar, Baptismal Font, and Crucifix, St. Stephen and Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C., 1964-1967
(4 folders)
3
1-4
Statue of St. Stephen, St. Stephen Episcopal Church, Sweickley, Pennsylvania, 1968-1970
(2 folders)
3
5-6
Bell Tower, Convent of St. Helena, Vails Gate, New York, 1982
3
7
Two Oversized Photographs of Statue of the Madonna, St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Manhasset, New York, 1943-1946
6 (sol)
Two Oversized Reproductions of Elevation Drawings, St. Ann Chapel, Palo Alto, California, 1952
6 (sol)

Series 7: Printed Material , 1906-2000
(Box 3; 20 folders)

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, reproductions of artwork, programs, a passenger list from deCoux's European trip, a high school yearbook, and miscellaneous brochures.
Description Container Select
Clippings, undated
3
8
Clippings, 1906-1944
3
9
Clippings, 1952-1969
3
10
Clippings, 1971-1978
3
11
Clippings, 1980-1989
3
12
Clippings, 1990-1996
3
13
Clippings, 1997
3
14
Clippings, 2000
3
15
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1944-1978
3
16
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1987
3
17
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1996
3
18
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1997
3
19
Reproductions of Artwork by deCoux, undated
3
20
Reproductions of Artwork by Others, undated
3
21
Programs, 1911-1989
3
22
Passenger List from the S. S. Washington, 1935
3
23
Booklet of Transcript of Informal Talk by Carl Milles, 1945
3
24
Book, The Poetry and Drawings by Janet deCoux, undated
3
25
High School Yearbook, 1921
3
26
Brochures, 1956-1989
3
27

Series 8: Photographs , 1926-1996
(Boxes 3-6, MGP 1; 1.3 linear feet)

Photographs are of deCoux, family members, friends including Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her children, colleagues including James Earle Fraser, Laura Gardin Fraser, Henry Kreis, Carl Milles, Bruce Moore, and students at Cranbrook Academy of Art, residences, deCoux's studio, and of an exhibition at the Carnegie Institute. Photographs are also of artwork for which project files were not created.
Glass plate negatives have been digitized.
Description Container Select
Photographs of Janet deCoux, 1926-1996, undated
(5 folders)
3
28-32
Photographs of Family Members, undated
(see also Box 6)
3
33
Photographs of Family Grave Sites, undated
3
34
Photographs of James Earle Fraser, Fraser's Studio, Laura Gardin Fraser, Bruce Moore, and Henry Kreis, undated
3
35
Photographs of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Children, undated
3
36
Photographs of Carl Milles, 1943, undated
3
37
Photographs of Miscellaneous Friends and Colleagues, 1943-1963, undated
(2 folders)
3
38-39
Photographs of Residences, 1953, undated
(3 folders)
3
40-42
Photographs of Studio, 1947, undated
3
43
Photographs of Exhibition at Carnegie Institute, 1946
3
44
Photographs of Bust Aaron, undated
(see also Box 6)
3
45
Photographs of Altar, Methodist Church, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, undated
3
46
Photographs of Aumbry, Christ Church, undated
3
47
Photographs of Sculpture Christ and St. Paul, undated
3
48
Photographs of Sculpture Christ in the Garden, undated
3
49
Photographs of Busts Boy and Girl, undated
3
50
Photographs of Statue Conversion of St. Paul, undated
(see also Box 6)
3
51
Photographs of Aluminum Crucifix, undated
3
52
Photographs of Cherrywood Crucifix, undated
3
53
Photographs of Sculpture Dancers, undated
3
54
Photographs of Sculpture Deposition of Christ, undated
3
55
Photographs of Sculpture Doubting Thomas, undated
(see also Box 6)
3
56
Photograph of Sculpture Eve, undated
3
57
Photographs of Model for a Fountain, undated
(1 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 1)
3
58
Photographs of Sculpture for the Hamm Memorial, undated
(2 folders)
3
59-60
Photographs of Relief Sculpture Jacob's Dream, undated
3
61
Photographs of Sculpture Jesus and St. John, undated
3
62
Photographs of Bust John Lindsay, undated
(see also Box 6)
3
63
Photographs of Sculpture Judas, undated
3
64
Photographs of Sculpture Madonna and Child, undated
3
65
Photographs of Sculpture Mother Earth, undated
3
66
Photographs of Sculpture Mother Seton, undated
3
67
Photograph of Relief Sculpture The Poet, undated
3
68
Photographs of Incised Drawing on Slate Prodigal Son, undated
3
69
Photographs of Sculpture Prophet, undated
3
70
Photographs of Relief Sculpture Resurrection, undated
3
71
Photographs of Sculpture Ruth and Naomi, undated
3
72
Photographs of Relief Sculpture St. David and St. Paul, undated
3
73
Photographs of Sanford Table, undated
3
74
Photographs of Relief Portrait Sarah Campbell deCoux, undated
3
75
Photographs of Relief Sculptures The Swimmers or Night and Day, undated
3
76
Photographs of Sculpture Woman Touching Christ's Garment, undated
3
77
Photographs of Sculpture John the Baptist, 1933
4 (hol)
1
Photographs of Sculpture Savanarola, 1933
4 (hol)
2
Photographs of Sculpture Deborah's Song, 1938
(2 folders; see also Box 6)
4 (hol)
3-4
Photographs of Relief Sculpture St. Angela and the Young Girl for the College of New Rochelle, New York, 1938
(see also Box 6)
4 (hol)
5
Photographs of Relief Sculpture for the Food Building, New York World??s Fair, 1939
4 (hol)
6
Photographs of Medal Thou Sluggard, 1942-1966
4 (hol)
7
Photographs of Relief Portrait Elizabeth Morrow, 1945
4 (hol)
8
Photographs of Relief Sculpture Christ with the Children, Sacred Heart Primary School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1947
(see also Box 6)
4 (hol)
9
Photographs of Miscellaneous Sculpture, St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, 1949-1950
(7 folders; see also Box 6)
4 (hol)
10-16
Photographs of Charles Martin Hall Monument, 1953
4 (hol)
17
Photographs of Sculpture Crucifixion Group, 1953
4 (hol)
18
Photographs of Altar and Candlesticks, St. Margaret's Hospital Chapel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1955-1984
(2 folders)
4 (hol)
19-20
Photographs of Altar and Crucifix, St. Barnabas Chapel, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, 1956-1960
(3 folders)
4 (hol)
21-23
Photographs of Altar and Hanging Cross, St. James Episcopal Church, Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, 1957
4 (hol)
24
Photographs of Sculpture for St. Thomas-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, 1959
(2 folders)
4 (hol)
25-26
Photographs of Sculpture Christ Sleeping in the Wilderness, Heckett Grave Marker, Butler, Pennsylvania, 1960
5 (pam)
1
Photographs of Sculpture Moses, 1960
5 (pam)
2
Photographs of Sculpture Head of Young Christ, St. Germaine Roman Catholic Church, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, 1961
5 (pam)
3
Photographs of Sculpture St. Boniface, Servants of the Most Holy Trinity Church, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1961
5 (pam)
4
Photographs of Altar Cushions, 1962
5 (pam)
5
Photographs of Altar, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Southington, Connecticut, 1965
5 (pam)
6
Photograph of Neil Riley Vietnam Monument, 1966
5 (pam)
7
Photographs of Marion and Paul Chalice and Pendant, 1968-1977
5 (pam)
8
Photographs of Relief Sculpture, Mars Middle School, Mars, Pennsylvania, 1970-1974
5 (pam)
9
Photographs of Ceiling Sculpture, Architect's Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1971
5 (pam)
10
Photographs of Relief Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1979
5 (pam)
11
Photographs of Medal for the Society of Medalists, 1980
5 (pam)
12
Photographs of Sculpture Sarah and Abraham, 1986, undated
5 (pam)
13
Photographs of Miscellaneous Artwork by deCoux, 1960-1984, undated (2 folders) (See Also Box 6)
5 (pam)
14-15
Photographs of Artwork by Others, undated
5 (pam)
16
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
5 (pam)
17
Glass Plate Negative
1 glass negative
MGP 1
Oversized Photograph of the deCoux Family, undated
6 (sol)
Oversized Photograph of Bust Aaron, undated
6 (sol)
Oversized Photograph of Statue Conversion of St. Paul, undated
6 (sol)
Two Oversized Photographs of Statue Doubting Thomas, undated
6 (sol)
Two Oversized Photographs of Bust John Lindsay, undated
6 (sol)
Oversized Photograph of Deborah's Song, 1938
6 (sol)
Two Oversized Photographs of Relief Sculpture St. Angela and the Young Girl for the College of New Rochelle, New York, 1938
6 (sol)
Oversized Photograph of Relief Sculpture Christ with the Children, Sacred Heart Primary School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1947
6 (sol)
Five Oversized Photographs of Sculpture, St. Scholastica Roman Catholic Church, Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, 1949-1950
6 (sol)
Oversized Photograph of Miscellaneous Artwork, Unidentified Sculpture by deCoux, undated
6 (sol)

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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