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Paolo S. Abbate papers, 1908-1971

Abbate, Paolo S., 1884-1973

Curator, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 4 Microfilm reels, 639 items on 4 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilm collection of Paolo S. Abbate papers contains biographical material; correspondence (circa 1908-1971), including letters to and from George Grey Barnard; writings and speeches on art; sketches; scrapbooks (circa 1912-circa 1953) containing writings and clippings (some of which are in Italian), including articles and obituaries on George Grey Barnard, Frederick William MacMonnies, and others; exhibition price lists; photographs of Abbate and of his work; and printed material, including articles by and about Abbate.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paolo Salvatore Abbate (1884-1973) was an Italian-born sculptor and minister who lived and worked in Connecticut. Born in Villarosa, Sicily, Abbate moved to the United states in circa 1902. He was a member of the National Sculpture Society, the founder of the Torrington Artists Association, and the co-founder of the Torrington Unico National chapter.


Lent for microfilming 1977 by James and Samuel Alaimo, nephews of Abbate.

Related Materials

The University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center Archives holds the Paolo S. Abbate papers (1919-1973).

Language Note

Portions of the scrapbooks are in Italian.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1316-1318 and 1322 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Paolo S. Abbate papers, 1908-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.