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Peter Blume papers, 1870-2001

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Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-1992
0.2 linear feet
Box 1

Scattered biographical records include an award, Peter Blume's obituaries, a map of his birthplace Smorgon, a travel itinerary; and sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with Peter Blume by Alfred H. Barr, Boston College, Harry Bouras, and Visionary Company Magazine. Also found are genealogical records for Grace Blume's family, the Cratons. Researchers should note that the bulk of the Craton family papers are arranged in Series 10.
This series has been partially scanned. Sound recordings have not been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Award, 1951
1
1
Interview with Peter Blume, by Alfred H. Barr, circa 1960
1
2
Conversation with Peter Blume for Boston College, circa 1972
1 sound tape reel
1
3
Interview with Peter Blume by Harry Bouras, WFMT, 1976 January 11, 1976 January 18
2 sound cassettes
1
4
Interview with Peter Blume by Visionary Company Magazine, 1983
1
5
Obituaries, 1992
Also includes a map of Blume's birthplace
1
6
Travel Itinerary, circa 1950
1
7
Grace Blume Biographical Material, circa 1950-1975
Craton Family genealogy
1
8

Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1992
1.8 linear feet
Box 1-3

Professional and personal correspondence is with friends, family, artists, writers, galleries, museums, and institutions. Correspondents include Kirk Askew, Kenneth Burke, Malcolm Cowley, Charles Daniel, Peter and Katinka DeVries, John Hersey, Joseph Hirsch, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Frank A. Trapp, among many others. Some works of art have their own folder within correspondence as they reflect Blume's original order. All the letters are in reference to the specified artwork.
Also found are letters written by Peter Blume to Grace Blume while Blume travelled or was working away from home. There are extensive letters written by Grace Blume to her sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Heber Blankenhorn and to friends, Nancy and Ned Holsten, mostly written during the Blume's travels abroad. Additional correspondence, particularly with galleries and museums, is found among the personal business and financial records. Also, scattered correspondence regarding genealogy is found in Series 10.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Albright Art Gallery, 1945
1
9
American Academy in Rome, 1956-1980
1
10
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1947-1979
1
11-12
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1955-1956
1
13
Art Institute of Chicago, 1938-1965
1
14
Art Students League, 1968-1969
1
15
Artists Welfare fund, Inc., 1981
1
16
Askew, Kirk and Constance, 1966-1974
1
17
A, 1956-1972
1
18
Balicki, Mrs. Manan, 1962
1
19
Barr, Alfred H. Jr., circa 1981
1
20
Beal, Gifford, 1953
1
21
Bearden, Romare, circa 1950
1
22
Becker, John, 1957
1
23
Bernard Davenberg Galleries, 1969-1973
1
24
Birmelin, Bob, 1975
1
25
Blankenhorn, Heber and Ann, 1937-1971
Includes some poetry by Heber Blankenhorn
1
26-27
Boyle, Kay, 1980
1
28
Breitenbach, Thomas, 1971-1972
1
29
Brooks, Gladys Von Wyck, 1960-1968
1
30
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, 1965
1
31
Burke, Kenneth, 1943-1982
1
32
Caffin, Caroline, circa 1950
1
33
Calder, Alexander and Louise, cirac 1960-1974
1
34
Campbell, William, 1949
1
35
Carnegie Institute, 1934-1950
1
36
Cartwell, Bob, 1934
1
37
Century Association, 1947
1
38
Cheever, John, Mary, and Benjamin, 1962-1985
1
39
Clemens, Cyril, 1972
1
40
Coale, Joan, circa 1970
1
41
Columbia University, 1973
1
42
Columbus Museum of Art, 1934-1980
1
43
Cone, Michelle N. C., 1974
1
44
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1980
1
45
CORE, 1965
1
46
Cowles, Russell and Nancy, 1956-1975
1
47
Cowley, Malcolm, 1930, 1972-1974
1
48-49
Crawford, Sidney Peak, 1926
1
50
C, 1956-1972
1
51
Daniels, Charles, 1926-1942
1
52-54
DeVries, Peter and Katinka, 1974-1992
1
55
Diamond, David, 1968-1980
1
56
Dickinson, E.W., 1968
1
57
Diller, George E., 1962
1
58
Downtown Gallery, 1940-1942
1
59
Driscoll, John Paul, 1980-1981
1
60
Edel, Leon, 1975-1980
1
61
Editions Richelieu, 1972-1973
1
62
Evergood, Phillip, 1968
1
63
"Exhibitions", 1964-1971
Contains letters of praise from friends for exhibition openings
1
64
E, 1962-1982
1
65
Fellows, James, circa 1960
1
66
Fogg Art Museum, 1932-1976
1
67
Ford Foundation, 1958-1969
1
68
Friend, David, 1968
1
69
Gase, Dorothy, 1943
1
70
Gilmore, Myron, 1958
1
71
Goldfarb, Stephen, 1976
1
72
Graziadei, Ercole, 1974-1983
1
73
Gross, Chaim and Renee, 1963
1
74
Guggenheim Foundation, 1936-1937, 1968-1980
1
75
G, 1965-circa 1970
1
78
Hancock, Walker, 1971-1975
1
79
Hart Crane Newsletter, 1976-1978
1
80
Hersey, John, 1964-1982
1
81
Hellman, Lillian, circa 1963
1
82
Hirsch, Joseph, 1951-1969
1
83
Hirshhorn, Joseph and Olga, 1977-1978
1
84
Holsten, Nancy and Ned, 1951-circa 1970
1
85
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 1964-1967
1
86
H, circa 1960
1
87
Imago Design Co., Inc., 1981-1982
1
88
Ingersol, R. Sturgis, 1938-1955
1
89
Isaacs, Stanley, 1942
1
90
Johnson, Donna, 1976
1
91
Josephson, Hannah and Matthew, circa 1950-1977
1
92-93
Kantor, Sybil, 1982
1
94
Karkadoulias Bronze Art, circa 1960
1
95
Kaufmann, Edgar, 1938-1965
1
96
Kirshner, Leon, 1974-1979
1
97
Kirstein, George, Jane and Paulina, 1964-1966
1
98
Knoedler and Co., 1966-1967
1
99
Kriss, Mark, 1978-1979
1
100
Lattimore, Richmond, 1979
2
1
Life Magazine
, 1940
2
2
Lighthill, Amy, 1980
2
3
LIndsey, Alexander, 1937
2
4
MacLeish, Archibald, 1935-1979
2
5
March, Florence and Frederic, 1974-1975
2
6
Markowitz, Gerald, 1979
2
7
Martinu, Charlotte, 1958-1959
2
8
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1942-1979
2
9
Midtown Galleries, 1934-1936
2
10
Modern Art Foundary, Inc., 1973
2
11
Moe, Henry Allen, 1959-1962
2
12
Motive Magazine
, 1961
2
13
Muller, Steve, 1976
2
14
Mumford, Lewis, 1965
2
15
Municipal Art Committee, New York City, 1936
2
16
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1941
2
17
National Academy of Design, 1935-1956
2
18
National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, Inc., 1945
2
19
National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1951-1956
2
20
National Portrait Gallery, 1975
2
21
Newhaus, Eugene, 1935
2
22
New Britain Museum of American Art, 1982-1984
2
23
New York Times
, 1974
2
24
New-Times
, 1989
2
25
Neward Museum, 1934
2
26
Newberry Library, 1968-1982
2
27
Nordness Gallery, 1964-1966
2
28
Norman, Charles, 1969-1972
2
29
Oldbourne Book Company LTD, 1963
2
30
Osborn, Bob, 1969
2
31
Owing, Nat (?), 1969
2
32
Pach, Walter, 1955
2
33
Pei, I.M. (and Partners), 1979
2
34
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1953-1955
2
35
Piel, Mrs. Gerard, 1966
2
36
Pinette, Carmen, 1964
2
37
Porte (?), Katherine Anne, 1967
2
38
Post Publishing Co., 1961
2
39
Powell, Dawn, 1962-1965
2
40
Pratt, George, 1965-1966
2
41
P, 1968
2
42
Randolph Macon Women's College, 1963
2
43
Resor, Helen and Stanley, 1934-1974
2
44
Reynolds, Louise, 1980
2
45
Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, 1969
2
46
Roberts, L.P., 1970-1973
2
47
Robson, Peggy and Ernie, 1935-1930
2
48
Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Abby), 1932-1940
2
49
Roe, Anne, 1944-1946
2
50
Rutgers, 1976-1981
2
51
R, 1967-1979
2
52
Sachs, Paul J., 1960
2
53
Saint Paul Art Center, 1965
2
54
Saint-Gaudens Memorial, 1975
2
55
Salisbury, Harrison, 1969
2
56
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1934-1935
2
57
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982
2
58
Schwabacher, W.S., 1936
2
59
Seven Gables Bookshop, 1969
2
60
Sharrer, Honore, 1951-1953
2
61
Sheeler, Charles, circa 1940
2
62
Shubert, Katherine, 1960-1977
2
63
Shulman, Marshall, circa 1960
2
64
Sims, Patterson, 1974
2
65
Soby, James T., 1940-1963
2
66
"South of Scranton", 1934
Includes letters of congratulations for winning Carnegie Prize
2
67
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., 1974
2
68
Southern Illinois University, 1955
2
69
Soyer, Moses, 1968-1970
2
70
Soyer, Raphael, 1967-1980
2
71
Spock, Jane, circa 1980
2
72
Stearn, Jimmy and Tonia, 1960-1995
2
73
Stephan, David, 1965
2
74
Stuyvesant, Felicia, 1975
2
75
Styron, William, 1967
2
76
Sweeny, James J., 1946-1967
2
77
S, circa 1960-1978
2
78
Tallix, 1977
2
79
Tate, Allen, 1973
2
80
Taubes Copal, 1981
2
81
Thurber, Helen, 1961
2
82
Time Magazine
, 1950
2
83
Trapp, Frank A., 1969-1983
2
84
Tuchmen, Barbara, circa 1970
2
85
Tworkov, Jack, 1967
2
86
T, 1972
2
87
University of Nebraska, 1976
2
88
University of Vermont, 1972
2
89
University Prints, 1951
2
90
United States Army, 1942-1957
2
91
Vassar College, 1967
2
92
The Visionary Company
, 1980-1981
2
93
Visual Artists and Galleries Associations, Inc., 1979
2
94
Vogue
, 1936
2
95
Volo, Sharon, 1973
2
96
V, circa 1960
2
97
Wachs, Ethel and Paul, 1973
2
98
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1954-1964
2
99
Walsh, Alexander DeWitt, 1980-1982
2
100
Walter, Eda Loux, circa 1930
2
101
Warren, Robert, Eleanor, Rosanna, and Gabriel, 1959-1983
2
102-103
Washington Art Association, 1973
2
104
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1953-1954
2
105
Westcott, Glennary, 1966
2
106
Weston, Christine, 1959
2
107
White, E.B., 1978
2
108
Whitney, Betsey, 1978
2
109
Whitney, Tom, Julia and Marguerite, 1965-1974
2
110
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1951-1992
2
111
Wilbur, Charlee and Richard, circa 1970
2
112
Worcester Art Museum, 1960
2
113
W, 1970-1982
2
114
Yale University, 1952-1974
2
115
Fragments and First Names Only, 1947-1976
2
116
Letters from Peter Blume
Blankenhorn, Heber, 1955
2
117
Blume, Grace, 1934
2
118
Blume, Grace, 1955-1960
2
119
Blume, Grace, 1975
2
120
Blume, Grace, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
2
121
Blume, Rose, 1944-1966
2
122
Letters from Grace Blume
Blume, Peter, circa 1925-1930
2
123
Blume, Peter, 1957
2
124
Blume, Peter, 1975
2
125
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1949
2
126
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1950
2
127
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1951
2
128
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1952
2
129
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1954
2
130
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1962
2
131
Blankenhorn, Ann and Heber, 1968
2
132
Craton, Marshall, 1954-1957
2
133
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1953
2
134
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1956
2
135
Letters from Grace Blume
Holsten, Edward and Mrs., 1957
3
1
Condolence Letters, 1992
3
2
Margaret Larkin to Ann Blankenhorn, 1966
3
3

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1929-1986
0.5 linear feet
Box 3, 9

Writings by Blume include a travel journal, a notebook, lists of works of art, lectures, talks, and other writings about his art, about other artists and friends, and about art in general. Writings by others include theses and scholarly papers on Blume and poetry. Also found is a selection of criticism on
The Rock
, written by school children.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Travel Journal, by Peter Blume, 1954
from South Pacific cruise
3
4
Notebook, circa 1948
on Arshille Gorky's suicide
3
5
On Picasso's Guernica, by Peter Blume, Talk at Valentine Gallery, circa 1948
Includes printed materials
3
6
"The Artists Responsibility as a Citizen," by Peter Blume, Lecture from The Arts, Sciences and Professions in the Post-War World Conference, circa 1948
3
7
"Modern Artists on Artists of the Past," by Peter Blume, Lecture for Conference at Musuem of Modern Art, 1952
3
8
Statement on the Trial of 11 Communists, by Peter Blume, circa 1950
3
9
"A Tribute to Charles Burchfield," by Peter Blume, 1968
3
10
On Louis Bouche, by Peter Blume, Talk from American Academy in Rome Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees, 1969
3
11
"Julian Levy," by Peter Blume, circa 1960
3
12
On His Art, by Peter Blume, circa 1960
3
13
On Rueben Nakian, by Peter Blume, Speech for Medal Ceremony of American Academy of Arts and Letters, circa 1970
3
14
On
Recollection of the Flood
, by Peter Blume, circa 1970
3
15
On Alexander Calder, by Peter Blume, Speech from Presenting A.C. Gold Medal for Sculpture, circa 1975
3
16
"Ivan Lorraine Albright," by Peter Blume, circa 1984
3
17
On Hart Crane, by Peter Blume, 1929, circa 1981
Also includes "The Bridge," by Hart Crane
3
18
Notes for Unidentified Lectures and Talks, circa 1960-circa 1970
3
19
Lists of Works of Art, circa 1969
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F2
3
20
"Peter Blume," by Robert Ulrich Godsoe, Mock-Up Biography, circa 1938
3
21
"Third Declamation," by Kenneth Burke, circa 1940
3
22
Forward, by John Driscoll, for Metamorphosis Catalog, Ditenfass Gallery, circa 1940
3
23
"Grandma Moses and Peter Blume," by Eloise Barrangon, Poem, circa 1948
3
24
"The World," by Wade Van Done, Poem, circa 1950
3
25
Poetry, by Heber Blankenhorn, circa 1960s
3
26
"Peter Blume," by Frank Getlein, 1967
3
27
"The Life and Works of Peter Blume," by George John Seidel, College of Wooster, 1967
3
28
Poetry, by Nancy Cardozo, circa 1968
3
29
Speech, by Gordon Hendricks, 1974
3
30
Children's Criticism, on "The Rock", 1974
3
31
"Peter Blume's Ventriloquist Act," by Mark R. Kriss, 1978
3
32
"Peter Blume's Paintings of the 1930's [sic]," by Barbara D. Gallati, Thesis, 1980
3
33
"The Rock by Peter Blume" by Michael A. Kelly, 1983
3
34
"Peter Blume--Sixty Years of His Art (1926-1986)," by Frank Anderson Trapp with Forward by Malcolm Cowley, circa 1986
3
35
Oversized Lists of Works of Art, scanned with Box 3, F20, circa 1970s
9
2

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1930-1988
0.5 linear feet
Box 3-4

Subject files were originally maintained by Peter Blume regarding organizations, works of art, exhibitions, reference files, and about Blume's brother-in-law, Heber Blankenhorn. Files include a variety of materials, such as correspondence, administrative records, writings, printed material, and photographs. Reference files contains photographs and clippings of works of art used as inspiration by Blume.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Correspondence, Copies, 1973-1975
3
36
Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975
3
37
Meeting Minutes, 1976
3
38
Reports, 1974-1976
3
39
Treasurer's Reports, 1973-1974
3
40
Statement of Income, 1973
3
41
American Artists Congress, 1930s
Includes correspondence, writings, printed material, and administrative records
3
42
Autumn
Silkscreen, 1987-1988
Includes a proposal, correspondence, and legal records
3
43
The Crucifixation
, 1954-1955
Includes correspondence and printed material
3
44
Blankenhorn, Heber, 1931-1971
Includes material concerning Blankenhorn's donation of his personal papers and military career, and printed materials.
3
45
"Chicago Show" (1976)--Museum of Contemporary Art, 1975-1976
Includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, and lists of works of art
3
46
Connecticut Council on the Arts, 1979-1980
Includes writings, photographs, and printed material
3
47
Eternal City
, 1937-1939
Includes correspondence and printed material
3
48-49
Tasso's Oak
, 1961
Includes correspondence, photographs, and printed material
3
50
Reference Files, circa 1930-circa 1960
3
51-55
The Rock
, 1948-1957
Includes clippings and material regarding the Carnegie Prize. Oversized material housed in Box 9, F4.
4
1-2
Oversized The Rock Clippings, scanned with Box 4, F1-2, 1948
9
4

Series 5: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1934-1983
0.6 linear feet
Box 4, 9

Found here are records relating to the sale, exhibition, and loan of Peter Blume's works of art. Also found are financial records relating to the construction of Blume's home.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Business Correspondence
The Boat
, 1936-1946
4
3
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1976-1984
4
4
Currier Gallery of Art, 1963-1964
4
5
Ditenfass Gallery, 1973-1990
4
6-7
Durlacher Bros., 1941-1967
4
8-10
Julian Levy Gallery, 1938-1944
4
11
Kennedy Galleries, 1967-1968
4
12
Kay Sage Tanguy Estate, 1963-1965
4
13
Museum of Modern Art, 1934-1983
4
14
Public Works of Art Project and Public Buildings Administration, 1934-1943
4
15
The Rock
, 1952-1955
Regarding conservation and restoration
4
16
WPA, Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania Post Office, 1937
4
17
Consignment Receipts and Lists, 1963-1971
4
18
Sales Receipts, 1970-1971
4
19
Gift Receipts, 1963
4
20
Invoice, 1973
4
21
Price Lists, circa 1960-1970
4
22-23
Mailing List, circa 1970
4
24
Legal Records, 1955
4
25
Condition Reports, 1970
4
26
Tax Correspondence, 1968
4
27
Household and Building Records and Invoices, 1958-1972
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F3
4
28-30
Oversized Household and Building Records, scanned with Box 4, F28-30, 1958-1959
9
3

Series 6: Printed Material, 1930-1990
0.7 linear feet
Box 4-5, 9, OV 15-16

Printed materials concern Peter Blume's career, exhibitions, artwork, and art in general. Exhibition announcements and catalogs are found for Peter Blume's solo and group shows, some of which are annotated by Blume. Also found are posters, one of which includes a poem by Malcolm Cowley entitled
Urn
that is illustrated by Blume.
This series has been partially scanned. In some cases, only relevant pages of printed materials have been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Auction Catalog, 1972
4
31
Bulletins, 1934, 1984
4
32-33
Clippings, 1930-1939
4
34-36
Clippings, 1940-1949
4
37
Clippings, 1950-1959
4
38
Clippings, 1960-1969
4
39
Clippings, 1970-1979
4
40
Clippings, 1980-1989
4
41
Clippings, 1990
4
42
Clippings, circa 1930-circa 1980
4
43
Clippings, Concerning Friends, 1938-circa 1980
4
44
Congressional Record, Communist Activities in Museums, 1952
4
45
Exhibition Announcements, 1964-1982
4
46
Exhibition Catalogs, 1940-1985
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F5
4
47-49
Exhibition Catalogs, 1948
Annotated
4
50
Magazines, 1924-1963
4
51-54
Magazines, 1961-1988
5
1-5
Reproductions of Works of Art, circa 1940, circa 1990
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F1
5
6-7
Horizon
, 1961 July
5
8
Oversized Reproductions of Works of Art, scanned with Box 5, F6-7, circa 1990
9
1
Oversized Exhibition Catalog, scanned with Box 4, F47-49, 1940
9
5
Posters, 1950s-1970s
OV 15
1
Posters, 1950s-1970s
OV 16
1

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1934-1942
3 folders
Box 5

Found is a clippings scrapbook dating from 1934 to 1939 and a fragment of a scrapbook from 1942 to 1944. The clippings scrapbook contains articles, most of which discuss Blume's works of art
South of Scranton
and
The Eternal City
. The scrapbook fragment contains a clipping, a postcard, a telegram from Ebie Blume to Mrs. Heber Blankenhorn, a diary entry, and a ledger page concerning the running of a household.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Scrapbook 1, 1934-1939
5
9-10
Scrapbook 2, Fragment, 1942
Includes a clipping, telegram, diary, and page of a ledger
5
11

Series 8: Photographs, 1917-circa 1980
1.1 linear feet
Box 5-6, 9

Found are portraits and snapshots of Peter Blume, Grace 'Ebie' Blume, family members, friends, and colleagues. Other photographs depict travel, parties, exhibitions, the outdoors, homes, pets, and of works of art including paintings and sculpture.
Photographs of Peter Blume depict Blume painting outdoors and in his studio, with his art, with Grace Blume, and with family and friends. Travel photos are from Europe, Japan, and the American West. Some of the travel photos are of Ned and Nancy Holsten, the Blumes' travel companions and friends. Photographs of friends and family include the Cowleys, the Blankenhorns, the Askews, the Josephsons, and the Sobys, among others.
Photographs from a terrace party, likely taken by H. Strauss, depict many of the Blumes' friends and family in addition to Arthur Miller.
Photographs of exhibitions are from the American Institute in Rome and the Carnegie Institute.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Photo Album, 1953
Harry Blume's Birthday
5
12
Peter Blume, Portraits, circa 1930-circa 1970
5
13
Peter Blume, Painting in Studio, 1944-circa 1960
5
14
Peter Blume, Painting Outside, circa 1950
5
15
Peter Blume, in Studio, circa 1950-circa 1970
5
16
Peter Blume, With Art, circa 1960
5
17
Peter Blume, Snapshots, circa 1925-circa 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F8
5
18
Grace "Ebie" Blume, circa 1920-circa 1975
5
19
Peter and Grace Blume, circa 1930-1965
5
20
Peter and Family, circa 1935-1967
5
21
Peter, Grace, and Friends
Snapshots, circa 1920-circa 1960
5
22
Trip to Woodlawn Plantation, circa 1950
5
23
With Blankenhorns, circa 1945
5
24
With Cowleys, 1945-circa 1970
5
25
Medal Presentation Ceremony, circa 1960
5
26
Group Portrait, 1979
With Alfred Eisenstaedt, Raphael Soyer, Malcolm Cowley, Barbara Tuchman, and Peter Blume
5
27
Peter Blume with Georgia O'Keeffe, circa 1970
5
28
Terrace and Pool Parties, circa 1950-1970
With Arthur Miller, Askews, Sobys, Josephsons, and Cowleys
5
29-30
Travel
Europe and Japan, circa 1950
5
31
With Ned and Nancy Holsten, circa 1940s-1950s
5
32-33
American West, circa 1950
5
34
Cowley Family, circa 1930-circa 1970
5
35
Ann and Heber Blankenhorn, 1935-1952
5
36
Friends and Family, 1917-1961
Mostly unidentified. Oversized material housed in Box 9, F9.
5
37
Pets and Animals, circa 1935
5
38
Blume's Home, Gardens, and Construction, circa 1930s-1960s
5
39
Homes, Others, circa 1930
5
40
Outdoors, Landscapes, circa 1940-circa 1950
5
41
Exhibition, Carnegie and Others, 1934-1950, 1982
5
42
Exhibition, American Academy in Rome,
Venus
(1974), circa 1974
5
43
Contact Sheets, circa 1970
5
44
Works of Art, Packets, circa 1970
5
45-49
Works of Art, Sculpture, circa 1974
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F7
5
50
Works of Art, Studies, circa 1970
5
51
Works of Art, Drawings, circa 1960
5
52
Works of Art, Painting, circa 1960s
5
53
Works of Art, Painting, 1950s-1970s
6
1
Transparencies, 1960s
6
2
Slides, circa 1960
6
3
Xeroxes of Photos of Works of Art, circa 1980
6
4
Oversized Photos of Works of Art, Sculpture, scanned with Box 5, F50, circa 1970
9
7
Oversized Peter Blume, Snapshot, scanned with Box 5, F18, circa 1980
9
8
Oversized Friends and Family Photos, scanned with Box 5, F37, circa 1960s
9
9

Series 9: Artwork, 1932-1984
2 linear feet
Box 6-9, OV 10-14

Works of art by Blume include sketches, preliminary drawings, prints, and one final drawing. Media include pencil, pen, pastel, and charcoal. Sketches entitled Doodles were likely numbered and identified by Blume. Also found are a series of drawings of heads, some of which are mounted. Studies for Blume's works include:
Parade
(1930),
The Obelisk
(1932),
Harps
(1932),
Fracture Ward
(1945),
The Rock
(1948),
The Shrine
(1950),
The Crucifixion
(1951),
Castle of Euralyus
(1952),
Landscape in Bali
(1954),
The Passage to Aetna
(1956),
Hadrian's Villa
(1958),
Tasso's Oak
(1960),
Banyon Trees
(1961),
Winter
(1964),
Summer
(1966),
Satyr with Cock
(1967),
Recollection of the Flood
(1969),
Boulders of Avila
(1976),
From the Metamorphosis
(1979),
Crashing Surf
(1982), and
Autumn
(1984).
Works by Peter Blume owned by the Craton family are also found. These include three prints, one entitled
Harps
, and one drawing entitled
New England Snow
, which was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1938.
Also found is a work by Deborah Nourse Lattimore entitled
Gilt Venus
.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Designs for a Stand, circa 1960
6
5
Doodles, DDOND 12-17, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
6
Doodles, DDOND 18-25, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
7
Doodles, DDOND 26-31, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
8
Doodles, DDOND 32-50, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
9
Doodles, DDOND 51-65, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
10
Doodles, DDOND 66-89, circa 1940-circa 1970
6
11
Doodles, DDOND 90-99, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
12
Doodles, DDOND 100-113, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
13
Doodles, DDOND 114-135, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
14
Doodles, DDOND 136-154, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
15
Doodles, DDOND 155-179 (174 missing), circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
16
Doodles, DDOND 180-197, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
17
Doodles, DDOND 198-203, circa 1940-circa 1970
6
18
Doodles, DDOND 204-209 (and others), circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
19
Doodles, DDOND 210-213, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
6
20
Sketches, 1944-1982
6
21-23
Sketches, Heads, 1948-1975
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F6
6
24-28
Gilt Venus
, by Deborah Nourse Lattimore, 1979
Oversized material housed in Box 9, F10
6
29
Prints and Drawings, Owned by Craton Family, 1936-1942
7
1
Studies
Summer
, 1960s
8
1
Hadrian's Villa
, circa 1958
8
2
Fracture Ward
, circa 1945
8
3
Harps
, 1932
8
4
Obelisk
, 1932
8
5
Boulders of Avila
, 1976
8
6
Banyan Trees
, 1961
8
7
Landscape in Bali
, 1954
8
8
Passage to Etna
, circa 1956
8
9
Castle of Euralus
, 1952
8
10
The Crucifixion
and
The Shrine
, 1951-1952
8
11
Winter
, 1964
8
12
Crashing Surf
,
Metamorphosis
,
Autumn
, and
Satyr with Cock
, 1974-1984
Oversized material housed in OV 10.
8
13
Parade
,
Recollection of the Flood
,
Tasso's Oak
, and
The Rock
, 1930-1969
Oversized material housed in OV 11 and OV 14.
8
14
Doodles, 1950s-1960s
8
15-16
Oversized Sketches of Heads scanned with Box 6, F24-28, 1950s-1969
9
6
Oversized Artwork by Others scanned with Box 6, F29
9
10
Oversized Studies of
Crashing Surf
,
Metamorphosis
,
Autumn
, and
Satyr with Cock
scanned with Box 8, Folder 13, 1984
OV 10
1
Oversized Studies of
Recollection of the Flood
and
Tasso's Oak
scanned with Box 8, Folder 14, 1969
OV 11
1
Oversized Studies of The Rock scanned with Box 8, Folder 14, circa 1950
Includes
The Rock
OV 14
1
Oversized Mounted Sketches, Untitled, 1950s-1960s
OV 12
1
Oversized Mounted Sketches, Untitled, 1950s-1960s
OV 13
1

Series 10: Craton Family Papers, 1870-2001
0.2 linear feet
Box 6

Found are family papers from Grace Blume's brother, James Craton and his wife, Catherine Sears Craton. The bulk of this series relates to the genealogical research performed by Catherine Craton on the Craton and Sears families. These materials include birth, marriage, military, baptismal, and death records, clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Also found is a letter from Grace Blume and an unsigned writing about Peter and Grace Blume by one of their nieces or nephews.
This bulk of this series has been scanned; financial records have not been scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Certificates, Birth and Death, 1920-1976
6
30
Certificates, Marriage, 1959-1974
6
31
Burial Records, 1936-1974
6
32
Baptismal Records, 1937-1949
6
33
Wedding Invitation, 1919
6
34
Military Records, Marshall Craton, circa 1970s
Xerox copies of Marshall Craton's Civil War service records including correspondence, payroll and muster rolls. Date determined from the date of the copies.
6
35
Military Records, James Craton, 1917-1919
6
36
Correspondence, James and Catherine Craton, 1941-1942
6
37
Correspondence, Regarding Genealogy, 1936-1976
6
38
Lists of Family Members, circa 1940
6
39
Instructions for Family Cabin, 1945, 2001
6
41
Financial and Tax Records, 1936-1956
6
42
Clippings, 1911, 1974-1976
6
43
Family Photographs, 1870-circa 1940
6
44
Photocopies, Genealogical Material, circa 1970s
6
45

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