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Louis Bouché papers, 1880-2007

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Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1880-1964
2 folders
Box 1

Biographical material consists of Louis Bouché's curriculum vitae and extended Bouché family marriage announcements, certificates, and death notices.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Bouché Family Certificates and Announcements, circa 1880-1908
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1
Curriculum Vitae, circa 1930-1964
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2

Series 2: Correspondence, 1880-2007
1.2 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

The bulk of the correspondence consists of personal letters from Bouché's family, letters to Louis and Marian, and letters to Jane Bouché Strong.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Undated letters are filed at the front of each folder. The series is arranged as 3 subseries.
2.1 Louis Bouché, 1920-1977
2.2 Bouché Family, 1880-1947
2.3 Jane Bouché Strong, 1937-2007
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1:Louis Bouché, 1920-1977
This subseries includes a handful of personal and professional letters addressed to Louis and Marian Bouché, including letters from artist friends Peggy Bacon, Katherine Schmidt, Louis Elshemius, and Marcel Duchamp. Love notes from Marian to Louis are also included.
DescriptionContainer
Bacon, Peggy, 1933
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3
Bouché, Marian, circa 1920-1965
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4
Duchamp, Marcel, 1960
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5
Eilshemius, Louis M., 1940
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6
Kraushaar Galleries, 1962-1974
1
7
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1953
1
8
Schmidt, Katherine, 1977
1
9
2.2:Bouché Family, 1880-1947
The bulk of this correspondence consists of letters from Henri to Marie Bouché. The subseries also includes letters from Henri and Marie to their children, from Louis' grandmother to the family, and from Louis and Claire to their parents.
DescriptionContainer
Bouché, Claire to Marie Bouché (mother), circa 1883-1920
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10
Bouché, Henri L. to Claire Bouché (daughter), 1897-1907
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11
Bouché, Henri L. to Louis Bouché (son), circa 1883-1908
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12
Bouché, Henri L. to Marie Bouché (wife), circa 1883-1908
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Bouché, Henri L. to Marie Bouché (wife), circa 1883-1908
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14
Bouché, Henri L. to Marie Bouché (wife), 1883-1899
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15
Bouché, Henri L. to Marie Bouché (wife), 1900-1905
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16
Bouché, Henri L. to Marie Bouché (wife), 1906-1908
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Bouché, Josephine to Claire Bouché (granddaughter), 1903-1907
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Bouché, Josephine to Marie Bouché (daughter-in-law), 1914-1918
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Bouché, Louis to Claire Bouché (sister), circa 1880-1910
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20
Bouché, Louis to Marie Bouché (mother), 1938-1947
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21
Bouché, Marie, 1909-1916, 1942
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Bouché, Marie to Claire Bouché (daughter), circa 1905-1923
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Bouché, Marie to Henri L. Bouché (husband), circa 1883-1908
1
24
Stone, Frederick H. DuBois, 1894-1904
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25
Whiton, Pete to Marie Bouché, circa 1930-1940
1
26
Unsigned and Illegible Names, circa 1880-1915
1
27
2.3:Jane Bouché Strong, 1937-2007
This subseries includes numerous letters from Louis and Marian; letters from Jane's first husband, William Pène du Bois, during the early days of their courtship and marriage; letters from the Bacon and Alexander families; letters from academics researching Bouché and other modern painters; and letters regarding the gift of five Belmaison glass panels to the Newark Museum.
DescriptionContainer
A-Z, Miscellaneous, 1981-1982
Includes letters from Ira Glackens, Jo Davidson, and Kraushaar Galleries
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28
Archives of American Art, 1978-1988
1
29
Bacon, Belinda, 1987-2003
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30
Bacon, Peggy, 1969-1975
1
31
Belmaison Panels, Expenses, 1984-1991
1
32
Belmaison Panels, Insurance, 1986-1991
1
33
Belmaison Panels, Taxes, 1991
1
34
Belmaison Panels, Hirschl and Adler Galleries, 1987-1991
1
35
Belmaison Panels, Newark Museum, 1991-1993
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Belmaison Panels, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980-1989
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Bouché, Louis and Marian, circa 1937-1964
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Bouché, Louis and Marian, 1937-1948
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Bouché, Louis and Marian, 1949-1951
1
40
Bouché, Louis and Marian, 1952-1959
1
41
Bouché, Louis and Marian, 1960-1964
1
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Brook, Alexander, 1971-1980
1
43
Brook, Alexander (Sandy), 1987-2007
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44
Pène du Bois, William, 1940-1941
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Pène du Bois, William, 1942 January-September
1
46
Pène du Bois, William, 1942 October
1
47
Pène du Bois, William, 1942 November
1
48
Pène du Bois, William, 1942 December
1
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Pène du Bois, William, 1943 January-February
1
50
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 March
1
51
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 April
1
52
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 May-June
1
53
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 July
1
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Pène du Bois, William, 1943 August-September
1
55
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 October-November
1
56
Pène du Bois, William, 1943 December
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1
Pène du Bois, William, 1944 January
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2
Pène du Bois, William, 1944 February
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Pène du Bois, William, 1944 March-April
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Pène du Bois, William, 1944 May
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Pène du Bois, William, 1944 June
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Pène du Bois, William, 1944 August-October
2
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Pène du Bois, William, 1945
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8
Miscellaneous Researchers, 1976-1993
2
9

Series 3: Writings, 1933-1995
0.9 linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Writings include the final draft of Bouché's autobiography, along with the original first draft and various drafts compiled and edited by Jane Bouché for possible publication. The autobiography covers Bouché's family and early life, education in France and the Art Students League, friendship with Alexander Brook, military service, the Penguin and Whitney Clubs, his courtship of Marian, their honeymoon and travels, his early art career at Washington Square South, his work for Wanamaker's, his work as a muralist, vignettes on Woodstock, artist friends, art projects, his Guggenheim fellowship, and thoughts on art and teaching.
There are also 8 journals kept by Marian Bouché detailing her and her husband's travels in the United States and abroad from 1933 to 1963. The journal covering trips to Europe, North Stamford, and Haiti includes a handwritten draft of poems Marian and Peggy Bacon wrote for each other in response to the birth of Marian's child. Other writings include reminiscenes of Louis Bouché written by Peter Blume, Alexander Brook, Robert Coates, and Cyril Wright; and a poem to Louis Bouché by Peggy Bacon.
Materials are arranged by author and material type. Drafts of Bouché's autobiography are ordered by chapter and include edits by Jane Bouché Strong.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Final Draft, Chapters 1-8, circa 1950-1969
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10
Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Final Draft, Chapters 9-16, circa 1950-1969
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Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Edit by Jane Bouché Strong, Chapters 1-8, circa 1980-1995
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Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Edit by Jane Bouché Strong, Chapters 9-16, circa 1980-1995
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Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Edit by Jane Bouché Strong, Vignettes, circa 1980-1995
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Autobiography By Louis Bouché, Edit by Fran, circa 1980-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 1, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 2, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 3, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 4, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 5, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 6, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 7, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 8, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 9, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 10, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 11, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 12, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 13, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 14, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 15, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Chapters 16, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes #1, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes #2, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes #3, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes #4, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignette, Thoughts on Art, circa 1950-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes by Marian Bouché, circa 1980-1995
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Drafts and Edits, Vignettes, Not Used, circa 1950-1969
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Autobiography by Louis Bouché, Notes, circa 1950-1965
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, Europe, North Stamford, Haiti, 1933, 1935-1936
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, Europe, Cincinnati, 1938, 1948
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Boston, 1941, 1950, 1956
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, Montreal, Des Moines, 1951-1952
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, Italy, 1960
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, Savannah, Sarasota, 1962
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Travel Diary of Marian Bouché, S.S. Constitution, England, 1963, 1973
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Memoirs of Louis Bouché by Peter Blume, Alexander Brook, Robert Coates, and Cyril Wright, circa 1969-1975
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Poem by Peggy Bacon, "To Saint Louis", circa 1950-1965
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5

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1930-1974
4 folders
Box 3

Personal business records consist of two ledger books, lists of artwork, and receipts documenting the inventory, dimension, and sales of artwork.
Materials are arranged by document type.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Record of Artworks, circa 1960-1974
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Sales Ledger, Book 1, 1930-1968
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Sales Ledger, Book 2, 1930-1968
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Sales Receipts, 1945-1974
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9

Series 5: Printed Material, 1900-1997
0.5 linear feet
Boxes 3, 6

Printed material consists of three coffeetable art books from Bouché's personal library; clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and periodicals related to Bouché's work; and exhibition catalogs from Wanamaker's Gallery, which Bouché managed.
The series also includes a party invitation designed by Jules Pascin and materials from Walt Kuhn's Penguin Club, including exhibition announcements, party invitations, catalogs, a poster designed by Alfred Frueh, and a Club announcement for a stag dinner in honor of Horace Brodzky.
Materials are arranged chronologically by material type.
This series has been partially scanned. Books, journals, and exhibition catalogs have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Books,
Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900
;
L'Aeronautique 1783-1922
;
Le Panorama, Exposition Universalle
, circa 1900-1922
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 1
3
10
Clippings, circa 1930-1969
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 2
3
11
Clippings, Other Artists, circa 1960-1981
3
12
Clippings, Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1940-1965
3
13
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1938-1968
3
14
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1970-1989
3
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Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1990-1997
3
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Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, and Party Invitations, Penguin Club, 1917-1919
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 3
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Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Wannamaker Gallery, circa 1920-1930
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Invitations, circa 1920
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Journals, Art, 1954-1976
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Journals, Poetry, 1934-1935
3
21
Portfolio of Work: Louis Bouché, Allen Saalburg, and Everett Henry
, 1936
Oversized material housed in Box 6, Folder 4
3
22
Report, Tenant-Owned Apartment Association, Inc., 1974
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23
Oversized Books,
Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900
;
L'Aeronautique 1783-1922
;
Le Panorama, Exposition Universalle
scanned with Box 3, Folder 10, circa 1900-1922
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Oversized Clippings scanned with Box 3, Folder 11, circa 1930-1969
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Oversized Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, Penguin Club scanned with Box 3, Folder 17, 1917-1919
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Oversized
Portfolio of Work: Louis Bouché, Allen Saalburg, and Everett Henry
scanned with Box 3, Folder 22, 1936
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4

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1880-1969
0.8 linear feet
Boxes 3, 7-8

Two scrapbooks include clippings, photographs, and printed material related to Bouché's career. One scrapbook documents the history of the extended Bouché family, including Ernest, Henri, and Claire, compiled by Marie Bouché. It includes clippings, photographs, catalogs, written memoirs, geneology charts, and drawings by Jane Bouché and Claire's son Peter. The final scrapbook consists of reproductions of works of art by Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, and Chaim Soutine.
Scrapbooks created by Louis Bouché and his immediate family are followed by scrapbooks created by extended family members.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Scrapbook I, Louis Bouché, 1915-1945
Oversized material housed in Box 7
3
24
Scrapbook II, Louis Bouché, 1945-1969
Oversized material housed in Box 8
3
25
Bouché Family, circa 1880-1955
3
26
French Artists, circa 1930-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 8
3
27
Oversized Scrapbook, Scrapbook I, Louis Bouché scanned with Box 3, Folder 24, 1915-1945
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Oversized Scrapbook, Scrapbook II, Louis Bouché scanned with Box 3, Folder 25, 1945-1969
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Oversized Scrapbook, French Artists, scanned with Box 3, Folder 27, circa 1930-1965
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Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1890-1994
2.3 linear feet
Boxes 3-5, 9-10

Photographic materials include ten photograph albums. Three are of Louis, Marian, and Jane, three are of Jane and her family, and four are of Louis' parents and sister's family. There are also loose prints and negatives of Bouché, his family and friends, and copyprints of works of art, including works of art that were destroyed. Included in the loose prints of Bouché are photographs taken by Carl Van Vechten, Hal Phyfe, Herbert Gehr, and Drix Duryea.
Photograph albums created by Louis Bouché and his immediate family are followed by albums created by extended family members.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Album, Louis, Marian, and Jane Bouché, circa 1915-1925
Oversized material housed in Box 9
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28
Album, Louis, Marian, and Jane Bouché, circa 1920-1965
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Album, Louis, Marian, and Jane Bouché, circa 1940-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 9
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Album, Jane Bouché and William Pène du Bois, circa 1945-1955
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31
Album, Jane Bouché and William Pène du Bois, circa 1945-1965
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1
Album, Jane Bouché Strong, circa 1900-1994
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 1
4
2
Album, Bouché Family, circa 1890-1920
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3
Album, Bouché Family, circa 1890-1930
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Album, Bouché Family, circa 1890-1930
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5
Album, Claire Bouché Whiton and Family, circa 1906-1911
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Album, Loose Photographs, circa 1908-1965
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Photographs of Louis Bouché, 1897-1956
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 2
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8
Photographs of Louis and Marian Bouché, circa 1930-1950
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9
Negatives of Louis and Marian Bouché, European Vacation, circa 1950-1960
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10
Photographs of Louis and Jane Bouché, circa 1930-1950
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 2
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11
Photographs of Louis Bouché with Friends, circa 1910-1950
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Photographs of Louis Bouché with New York World's Fair Project Model, 1939
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Photographs of Louis Bouché with Murals, circa 1930-1950
Oversized materials housed in Box 10, Folder 2
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14
Photographs of Marian Bouché, circa 1920-1950
4
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Photographs of Jane Bouché, circa 1920-1940
4
16
Photographs of Friends, Brook, Alexander, circa 1960
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Photographs of Friends, Jones, Edward, circa 1930
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Photographs of the Bouché Family, circa 1880-1920
4
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Photographs of Bouché Family Home in NYC, circa 1880-1910
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Photographs of the Whiton Family, 1900-1937
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Photographs of Whiton Family Home in Wilton, CT, circa 1940-1955
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Photographs of Artwork, Exhibitions, 1990
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Photographs of Artwork, Louis Bouché, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Destroyed, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Murals, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Murals, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Men, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Men and Women, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Women, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Women, Nudes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Landscapes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Outdoor Scenes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Outdoor Scenes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Outdoor Scenes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Indoor Scenes, circa 1940-1960
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Photographs of Artwork, Still Life, circa 1940-1960
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Oversized Album, Louis, Marian, and Jane Bouché scanned with Box 4, Folders 28, 30, circa 1915-1965
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Oversized Album, Jane Bouché Strong scanned with Box 4, Folder 2, circa 1900-1994
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Oversized Photographs of Louis Bouché scanned with Box 4, Folder 8, circa 1920-1950
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2
Oversized Photographs of Louis and Jane Bouché scanned with Box 4, Folder 11, circa 1930
10
2
Oversized Photographs of Louis Bouché with Murals scanned with Box 4, Folder 14, circa 1930-1950
10
2

Series 8: Artwork, 1870-1965
10 folders
Boxes 5, 10

Artwork consists of sketches and drawings by Louis; a childhood collection of drawings by Jane; watercolors, etchings and monographs by Henri; and a pencil sketchbook of landscape scenes by Ernest Bouché. Additional sketches by Peggy Bacon, Alexander Brook, Jo Davidson, and Reginald Marsh are also included.
Materials are arranged by artist.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Bacon, Peggy, Sketches, circa 1930-1950
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 3
5
10
Bouché, Ernest Louis, Sketchbook, 1890-1898
5
11
Bouché, Henri L., Monograms for Tiffany, circa 1880-1908
5
12
Bouché, Henri L., Watercolors and Sketches, circa 1870-1908
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Bouché, Jane, Sketches, circa 1936
5
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Bouché, Louis, Sketches and Watercolor, circa 1900-1942
5
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Brook, Alexander, Sketch, circa 1930
Oversized material housed in Box 10, Folder 3
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Davidson, Jo, Sketch, circa 1940
5
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Marsh, Reginald, Sketch, circa 1930-1950
5
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Unknown, Drawings and Sketches, circa 1910-1965
5
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Oversized Sketches by Peggy Bacon scanned with Box 5, Folder 10, circa 1930-1950
10
3
Oversized Sketch by Alexander Brook scanned with Box 5, Folder 16, circa 1930
10
3

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