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Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers, circa 1940-2000

Hamelecourt, Juliette Elkon, 1912-

Fiber artist, Textile designer, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 3 Linear feet

Summary: The Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers measure 3.0 linear feet and date from circa 1940-2000 documenting Juliette Hamelecourt's career. Included are business correspondence; exhibition material including loan agreements; financial records; photographs and slides of Hamelecourt and her works of art; contracts and grant applications; lectures by Hamelecourt; printed material regarding Hamelecourt, other Ohio artists and organizations; and embroidered tapestries and seven scrapbooks unbound documenting her work in the early years, work in Haiti, and at the Chelsea Hotel, New York. Also included are sound recordings on 15 cassettes of interviews conducted by Hamelecourt with residents of the Chelsea Hotel including artists Arman, Battina, Bernard Childs, Rita Fetcher, Eugenie Gershoy, Adolph Cook Glassgold, Maxwell Gordon, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt (1912- 2002) was a fiber artist, tapissiere, and lecturer in New York, N.Y., and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Hamelecourt had a workshop at the Chelsea Hotel, N.Y.


Donated by Juliette Hamelecourt, 1978-1997 and in 2014 by the Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt estate via Leonard Spremulli, executor.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of audio visual rescordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

How to Cite This Collection

Juliette Elkon Hamelecourt papers, circa 1940-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.