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Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967

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Series 5: Artwork , 1896-1957, undated
1 Linear foot
Boxes 3-4, 7, OV 8-12

This series contains loose sketches and drawings, sketchbooks, woodcuts, and lithographs by Olive Rush, along with a few artworks created by others.
Sketches and Drawings are grouped by subject matter, with those representing Rush's murals and frescoes filed separately. There is some crossover among the subject categories, and sketches and drawings made for murals in particular are likely to be found in other categories. Although most sketches are unidentified, murals and frescoes known to be represented here include Rush's Federal Art Project murals at the Santa Fe Public Library, the New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts, and the Pawhuska, Oklahoma Post Office. Also represented are privately commissioned works, including murals and frescoes created for the La Fonda Hotel of Santa Fe, the Sandia School in Albuquerque, and the homes of Florence Barrett, Cyrus McCormick, and Mary Wheelwright, among others. Photographs of many of Rush's murals and frescoes are found in Series 7.
Among the other sketches and drawings are scenes of Native American reservation life, scenes from home and travel destinations, studies for Rush's illustrations, portraits, and other paintings, and abstract, non-objective drawings. Sketches and Drawings are mostly executed in pencil, but are also found in colored pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, and oil.
Sketchbooks contain a similar range of subjects and media, with sketches sometimes accompanied by notes and information about location and date of execution. Artwork by Others includes works by Charles Barrows, Edgar Miller, Dorothy Stewart, Mootzka, Will Shuster, and Ethel Pennewill Brown Leach. See Correspondence for prints received by Rush as greeting cards. Additional drawings by Ethel P.B. Leach are found in Biographical Materials.
Description Container Select
Sketches and Drawings
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
9
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
see also OV 8 and 12
3
10
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
11
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
12
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
13
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
14
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
15
Murals and Frescoes, circa 1919-1938, undated
3
16
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
see also OV 9
3
17
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
18
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
19
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
20
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
21
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
22
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
23
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
24
Landscapes, 1897-1948, undated
3
25
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
see also OV 10 and 12
3
26
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
27
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
28
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
29
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
30
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
31
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
32
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
33
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
34
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
35
Figures, 1912-1957, undated
3
36
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
see also OV 11
3
37
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
38
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
39
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
40
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
41
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
42
Animals, 1896-1951, undated
3
43
Flora, undated
see also OV 11
3
44
Flora, undated
3
45
Abstract, undated
3
46
Abstract, undated
3
47
Sketches of Native American Art, undated
3
48
Miscellaneous Subjects, 1883, undated
3
49
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
50
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
51
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
52
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
53
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
54
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
55
Sketchbooks, 1912-1930
3
56
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948, undated
4
1
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
4
2
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
4
3
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
4
4
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
4
5
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
4
6
Sketchbooks, 1931-1948
see also Box 7
4
7
Woodcuts and Lithographs, 1926, undated
4
8
Woodcuts and Lithographs (Duplicates), 1926, undated
4
9
Artwork by Others, 1927, undated
see also OV 11
4
10
Children's Drawings, undated
4
11
Oversized Sketchbook
See Box 4, F7
7
Oversized Sketches for Murals and Frescoes
See Box 3, F10
OV 8
Oversized Sketches of Landscapes
See Box 3, F17
OV 9
Oversized Sketches of Figures
See Box 3, F26
OV 10
Oversized Sketches of Animals
See Box 3, F37
OV 11
Oversized Sketches of Flora
See Box 3, F44
OV 11
Oversized Artwork by Others
See Box 4, F10
OV 11
Large Oversized Sketches for Murals and Frescoes
See Box 3, F10
OV 12
Large Oversized Sketches of Figures
See Box 3, F26
OV 12

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