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2.3: Professional Files , 1918-1993

Professional files illustrate Lay's personal and professional interaction with a close-knit group of colleagues that included Gifford Beal, Reynolds Beal, Joseph P. Chamberlain, Edwin Lefevre, Henry Allen Moe, Geoffrey Parsons, and Allen Tucker. The files contain mostly correspondence; also found is biographical material, writings and notes, artwork, printed material, clippings, exhibition brochures, and a photograph.
Of special interest are Reynolds Beal's letters to Lay, in which he discusses exhibitions of his artwork held at Kraushaar Gallery (New York) and his various painting and literary projects; also found are Beal's personal reflections about his creative activities. Allen Tucker's files contain letters to Lay and others relating to his painting. Also included are the artist's lists of his artwork, and printed material, including exhibition brochures for his exhibits at the Century Association, Montross Gallery, and Macbeth Gallery. There is a pencil sketch by Allen Tucker of Charles Downing Lay's layout for the World's Fair (circa 1939). George C. Lay's correspondence relates to a work of art donated to the Phillips Collection by his father; found is one letter to Charles Downing Lay from Duncan Phillips (undated).
Professional files are arranged alphabetically by surname and thereunder chronologically.
Description Container Select
Gifford Beal, Letters to Charles Downing Lay, 1918-1936, undated
7
65-66
Gifford Beal, Printed Material, 1932
7
67
Reynolds Beal, Letters to Charles Downing Lay, 1924-1930, undated
7
68-70
Joseph P. Chamberlain, Correspondence, 1918-1945, undated
7
71-74
Joseph P. Chamberlain, Personal Business Records, 1942-1951, undated
7
75-76
Joseph P. Chamberlain, Printed Material, 1951, undated
7
77-78
George C. Lay, Correspondence, 1992-1993, undated
7
79
George C. Lay, Miscellaneous Writings and Notes, undated
7
80
George C. Lay, Printed Material, undated
7
81
Edwin Lefevre, Correspondence, undated
7
82-89
Edwin Lefevre, Architectural Sketch of Lefevre's Estate in Dorset, Vermont, undated
7
90
Edwin Lefevre, Charles Downing Lay's Statement of Professional Services, undated
7
91
Henry Allen Moe, Correspondence, undated
7
92-107
Henry Allen Moe, Drafts and Typescripts of Speeches, 1927-1948, undated
7
108-110
Henry Allen Moe, Printed Material, 1925-1975, undated
7
111-114
Henry Allen Moe, Photograph, 1946
7
115
Geoffrey Parsons, Letters to Charles Downing Lay, 1922-1938, undated
8
1-2
Geoffrey Parsons, Writings and Notes, undated
8
3
Geoffrey Parsons, Printed Material, 1938-1942, undated
8
4
Allen Tucker, Biographical Material, 1922-1947
8
5
Allen Tucker, Letters to Charles Downing Lay, 1919-1947
8
6-35
Allen Tucker, Sketch of Charles Downing Lay's Design for the World's Fair, 1939
8
36
Allen Tucker, Various Writings and Notes, 1920
8
37-38
Allen Tucker, Printed Material, 1922-1947
8
39-42

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