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A Finding Aid to the Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982: More Information

Marguerite Wildenhain papers, 1930-1982

More Information

A Finding Aid to the Marguerite Wildenhain Papers,
1930-1982
, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald and Erin Kinhart
Scope and Content Note
The papers of California ceramicist and educator Marguerite Wildenhain measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1982. Found within the papers are biographical sketches; correspondence with patrons, students, and colleagues, including Eugene Anderson, T. S. Eliot, and Gerhard Marcks; writings by Wildenhain and others; designs for pottery and other artwork; one scrapbook; news clippings, exhibition catalogs, and scattered printed material. Also found are photographs of Marguerite and Frans Wildenhain, Pond Farm, workshops, exhibitions,and artwork, as well as two film reels depicting Wildenhain lecturing and in her studio.
Language
Multiple languages
Provenance
The collection was donated by Marguerite Wildenhain in 1973-1981.
Related Material
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Marguerite Wildenhain exhibition records, 1977-1981, donated by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; an oral history interview of Marguerite Wildenhain conducted 1982 Mar. 14, by Hazel Bray; and the Frans Wildenhain papers, 1890-1986. Additional Marguerite Wildenhain letters to Gerhard Marcks are located at the Archiv fur Buldende Kunst of the Germanisches Museum, Nurnberg, Germany.
Processing Information
The collection was fully processed in 1995 by Jean Fitzgerald. The finding aid was written in 2011 by Erin Kinhart. Motion picture film reels were inspected and re-housed in 2016 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.