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John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1848-1999

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Series 8: Photographs , circa 1900-1998
(Boxes 5-6, OV 14; 1.1 linear feet)

This series includes photographs of John Steuart Curry and his family, friends, colleagues, homes, and artwork. Photographs of Curry include formal portraits, publicity photographs, candid photographs, and snapshots. Notable subjects include a significant number of photographs showing Curry working on and posing with artwork, and many early photographs of Curry as a young athlete. Additional information about the subject matter of photographs is included in the folder listing.
Many of the photographs of works of art appear to have been made and maintained by Kathleen Curry, who owned the reproduction rights of her husband's artwork, and handled copyright permissions for the estate for many decades. Some of the earlier photographs of paintings are annotated with names of owners and information about their subjects which appears to be in Curry's handwriting.
Additional records related to Kathleen Curry's work with her husband's estate are found in Estate Papers. Additional information about copyright is also found in Personal Business Records.
Additional photographs are found throughout the collection. In particular, photographs of the circus, which appear to have been taken by Curry and include a photograph of Curry, are found in the Subject Files.
Description Container Select
Formal Portraits of John Steuart Curry, circa 1917-1943
(see also OV 14)
5
39
Formal Portraits of John Steuart Curry (Duplicates), circa 1917- circa 1945
(duplicates not scanned)
5
40
Candid Photographs of JSC, circa 1930-1946
5
41
JSC in the Studio, Drawing, and Painting, circa 1918-1944
(see also OV 14)
5
42
JSC Posing with Artwork, circa 1930-1946
(3 folders; copies not scanned)
6
1-3
JSC with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, circa 1932-1938
(2 folders; copies not scanned)
6
4-5
JSC with Other Artists, circa 1918-1945
6
6
JSC Sitting on Juries, circa 1932-1938
6
7
JSC during Army Medical Department Art Project, 1944-1945
6
8
JSC's Wisconsin Radio Appearance, circa 1936-1946
6
9
Family Photographs, circa 1900-1950
(Includes group photograph of Curry as baby with sisters; For images of Curry painting with his step-daughter present, see JSC in Studio, Drawing, and Painting)
6
10
Class Photograph, circa 1913-1919
6
11
Curry Homes in Madison and Westport, circa 1939, 1992
6
12
JSC and Kathleen Curry, circa 1939, 1941
(2 folders; copies not scanned)
6
13-14
Athletics
Team Portraits, circa 1913-1919
6
15
Action Shots, circa 1915-1919, 1945
6
16
Hunting, Riding, Camping, Fishing, circa 1918-1942
(See also OV 14)
6
17
Miscellaneous Snapshots, circa 1913-1946
6
18
Miscellaneous Groups, circa 1930-1946
6
19
Miscellaneous Places, circa 1929-1930
6
20
Photographs of Works of Art
Drawings, Paintings, and Prints
(not scanned)
Animals, undated
6
21
Army Medical Art Project, circa 1944-1945
6
22
Figures, undated
(4 folders)
6
23-26
Illustrations, undated
6
27
Landscapes, undated
6
28
Portraits, undated
(See also OV 14)
6
29
Still Life, undated
6
30
Exhibition Views, circa 1943-1990, undated
6
31
Hand-Painted Wedding Chest (circa 1934), undated
(not scanned)
6
32
Murals
Connecticut Murals (1934), undated
(not scanned)
6
33
Department of the Interior Building (1938), undated
(not scanned)
6
34
Department of Justice Building (1936-1937), undated
(not scanned)
6
35
Kansas Murals (1938-1940), undated
(3 folders; not scanned; see also OV 14)
6
36-38
Kansas Murals, Models and Source Material (1938-1940), undated
6
39
University of Wisconsin Biochemistry Building (1940-1942), undated
(not scanned)
6
40
University of Wisconsin Law Library (1940-1942), undated
(not scanned)
(for a sketch of the site of this mural, see Artwork)
6
41
Unidentified Murals, undated
(not scanned)
(possibly First National Bank murals in Madison, Wisconsin)
6
42
Negatives, undated
(4 folders; not scanned)
6
43-46
Restoration Before and After Photographs, 1994, 1996, undated
6
47
Photostats, undated
(not scanned)
6
48
Works of Art by Other Artists, undated
(not scanned)
6
49
Oversized Photographs (from Box 5, folders 39 and 42; and Box 6, folders 17 and 38)
OV 14

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