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Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz, circa 1930-1971

Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz, circa 1930-1971

Proetz, Victor, 1897-1966

Interior designer, Architect

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, miscellany relating to Victor Proetz.

The bulk of the correspondence includes letters from Victor Proetz to his friends and family, most of which are addressed Peggy "Granny" Paradise and her daughter, Margaret Paradise Spoor. Writings include notes, word games and riddles by Proetz, his published books, "Architecture and Decorative Arts," "Milestones Under Water," and "Other Monticules," as well as his article, "Private Museums and The Virtue of Curiosity," published in Museum News. Printed material includes newspaper and magazines.

Biographical/Historical Note

Victor Proetz (b. 1887 d. 1966) was an architect and interior designer; Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated in 2008 by Margaret Paradise Spoor, a friend of Victor Proetz.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Margaret Paradise Spoor papers relating to Victor Proetz, circa 1930-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.