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Katherine Thayer Hobson papers, 1930-1982

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Series 1: Personal Papers , 1930-1982
0.6 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

Personal papers consist of professional correspondence related to gallery openings, artist representation, and potential commissions for architectural firms; personal correspondence with friends and family; and letters to government officials regarding concern over radical Communist activities. Correspondents of note responding to gallery invitations and letters of inquiry regarding commissions include: Malvina Hoffman, Leon Kroll, Colette Roberts, Eero Saarinen, Lawrence Grant White, and William Zorach . There are also two letters from the University of Gottengen and two postcards of the bust "Charlotte Muller" describing Hobson's work on those projects.
Writings include notes and essays on art topics, as well as additional writings and miscellaneous materials related to Hobson's anticommunist correspondence and work for the National Sculpture Society. Printed materials include art related bulletins, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and periodicals. Sketches are figure studies and potential sculptural projects, including concept drafts for the doors of St. Peter's in Rome. Photographic materials are of Hobson and her friends, models that she employed, and documentation of her artwork. The series also includes two certificates awarded to Hobson.
Materials are arranged by document type. Correspondence is in chronological order.
Description Container Select
Awards, 1964-1979
1
1
Letters, circa 1930-1981
1
2
Letters, 1930-1981
1
3-6
Writings and Notes, circa 1930-1981
1
7
Writing Miscellany, circa 1930-1981
1
8
Anti-Communistic Activities, circa 1950-1965
Includes Wheeler Williams' report, "Confusion in the Art World," published by Awake, Inc.
1
9
National Sculpture Society Activities, circa 1950-1970
Includes the National Sculpture Society's 1971 Treasurer's Report.
1
10
Printed Materials, Bulletins, 1953-1979
1
11
Printed Materials, Clippings, circa 1950-1983
1
12
Printed Materials, Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1953, 1976
1
13
Printed Materials, Periodicals, 1930, 1955
1
14
Printed Materials, Miscellaneous Materials, circa 1946-1964
1
15
Sketches, circa 1930-1982
1
16
Sketches, Diocesan Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1930-1982
1
17
Sketches, St. Peters Door Competition, Rome, Italy, circa 1957
1
18
Photographs of Katherine Thayer Hobson, circa 1930-1980
2
1
Photographs of Models, circa 1940s
2
2
Photographs of Artwork, Fountains at Berlin Park, circa 1977
2
3
Photographs of Artwork, Head of Buckpasser, Dr. Fager,, and Ruffian, (horses), circa 1968
2
4
Photographs of Artwork, Head of Eleanor Fitzsimmons, circa 1970s
2
5
Photographs of Artwork, Reliefs, circa 1945-1970
2
6
Photographs of Artwork, Sculptures, circa 1930-1980
2
7
Slides of Katherine Thayer Hobson and Artwork, circa 1970s
2
8

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