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Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers, 1917-1993

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eight series. Material in each series is arranged chronologically, unless otherwise noted.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1980-1984, undated
1 Folder
Box 1

Biographical material includes a 1984 Wyeth family tree chart, undated biographical sketches of family members, and a 1982 report of Henriette Wyeth's medical history.
Biographical material is on reel 5125.
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Biographical Material, 1980-1984, undated
1
1

Series 2: Correspondence , 1917-1989, undated
3.5 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4

Correspondence includes letters to family members; letters to and from Paul Horgan; and Peter Hurd's business correspondence. Letters to and from Horgan lack a direct exchange of letters, necessitating their description as letters rather than correspondence.
Thirty of the letters from Paul Horgan, and several others, are photocopies. Ten letters are in Spanish.
Arrangement of this series reflects the original arrangement of the creators: personal letters to family members and to Paul Horgan are arranged chronologically, while Peter Hurd's business correspondence is arranged alphabetically. The series is arranged into three sub-series.
  • 2.1: Letters to Family Members, 1917-1978
  • 2.2: Letters to and from Paul Horgan, 1927-1988, undated
  • 2.3: Business Correspondence of Peter Hurd, 1923-1989, undated
Correspondence is on reels 5125-5129.
2.1: Letters to Family Members, 1917-1978
Letters are to Wyeth famiy members, primarily Carolyn and N.C. Wyeth.
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Letters to Family Members, 1917-1978
1
2-69
2.2: Letters to and from Paul Horgan, 1927-1988, undated
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Letters to and from Paul Horgan, 1927-1988, undated
2
1-25
2.3: Business Correspondence of Peter Hurd, 1923-1989, undated
This subseries includes letters from Walter Annenberg, Julie Eisenhower, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks, and Prince Ranier of Monaco. Six letters from Pat Nixon include photographs of Henriette Wyeth Hurd finishing Mrs. Nixon's portrait.
See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.3.
Description Container
Abell-Hanger Foundation - Abilene Fine Arts Museum
2
26
Abrams: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1963-1971
2
27
Abrums, Mrs. John Denise, 1973
2
28
Academy Foundation, 1955-1971
2
29
Accademia Culturale Adriatica d'Italia - Achenbach, Col. H. F.
2
30
Acosta, Manuel G., 1961-1971
2
31
Addison Gallery of American Art - Adkins, Eugene B.
2
32
Admirals Club, 1962-1972
2
33
Ainsworth, Mrs. Ed - Alexander, George W.
2
34
Alford, J. R. T. - Aller, Robert
2
35
Alley Book Stall, 1951-1968
2
36
Allred, Dr. E. C. - America The Beautiful Fund
2
37
American Artist, 1962-1974
2
38
American Artists Group, Inc. - American Broadcasting Company
2
39
American Embassy in Mexico, 1965-1966
2
40
American Federation of Arts, 1938-1947
2
41
American Heritage, 1964-1975
2
42
American Institute of Architects - American Orchid Society, Inc.
2
43
American Watercolor Society, 1962-1973
2
44-45
AMFAC (American Factors, Ltd.) - Anderman, George G.
2
46
Anderson, Clinton P., 1941-1971
2
47
Anderson, Donald B. - Anderson, Mildred K.
2
48
Anderson, Robert O., 1954-1972
2
49
Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead, Inc. - Arizona Bank
2
50
Arizona Highways, 1952-1974
2
51-55
Arizona State Fair - Armstrong
2
56
Artesia: College of Artesia, 1967-1971
2
57
Arthur, Zinn - Art in America
2
58
Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1941
2
59
Artists Equity Association, Inc. - Asia Foundation
2
60
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, 1962-1974
2
61
Associated American Artists, 1936-1975
2
62-71
Aston, Rogers - Austin, Flavius
2
72
Ayer: N. W. Ayer & Son, Inc., 1942-1950
2
73-75
Ayers, Thomas G. - Aylward, Nell
3
1
Babbitt, Bruce - Baker, Frederick
3
2
Baker, Straus, 1964-1968
3
3
Bales, Bob - Ballantine, Bill
3
4
Ballin, Hugo - Barry, Claude and Dana
3
5
Bass, Perry, R., 1958-1978
3
6
Bates, Jack, 1951
3
7
Beal, Carlton, 1968-1970
3
8
Beam: Jim Beam Bottle Project, 1969-1970
3
9
Beitz, Lester - Biddle, John H.
3
10
Biggs, John, Jr., 1937-1981
3
11-12
Bishop, John - Blaustein, Julian
3
13
Blue Lake Project, 1969-1972
3
14
Blumenstock, Mrs. George - Bogle, Dorothy
3
15
Bohemian Club, 1967-1969
3
16
Boise Art Association - Bonney, William
3
17
Book of the Month Club, Inc., 1971-1972
3
18
Book Stall - Bowman, Frank
3
19
Bradford, Dewey C., 1961-1965
3
20
Bradley, Palmer - Brice, Charles R.
3
21
Briggs, James - Bunting, Mrs. Frederick W.
3
22
Bureau of Reclamation, 1969-1974
3
23
Burgess, Ryk - Busch, Niven
3
24
Business Men's Assurance, 1962-1972
3
25
Butcher, Mrs. Cary P. - Butoler, Olivia
3
26
Bynner, Witter, 1940-1975
3
27
Byrom, Gilliam, 1973
3
28
Cabell, Charles P. - Carlin Galleries
3
29
Carroll, John M., 1969-1971
3
30
Carter, Jimmy, envelope fragment, undated
3
31
Circle Gallery, Ltd., 1972-1974
3
32-34
Colorado: University of Colorado, undated
3
35
Copley, James S., 1967-1973
3
36
Cosmos Club, 1960-1967
3
37
Country Gentleman, 1941-1952
3
38
Coward-McCann, Inc., 1944-1957
3
39
Craver Farms, 1982
3
40
Daeuble - Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
3
41
Dallas Terminal Annex, 1938-1978
3
42
Dalrymple, Mrs. Glen - Dartmouth College
3
43
Datsun endorsement, 1972-1979
3
44
Daughtery, Frank - Davidson, Harry M.
3
45
Davis, John - Deane, Martha
3
46
Decorators' Showcase, 1967
3
47
Deere & Company - Desert Magazine Art Gallery
3
48
Dietz, Mrs. Robert - Dixon, George
3
49
Dobie - Paisano Project, 1965-1966
3
50
Dobson, B. C. - Douglas Art Association
3
51
Dow, James - Dysart, Cabot
3
52
Easter, Sister Claretta - Easterling, Ross
3
53
Eastern New Mexico University, 1963-1979
3
54
Eastern Washington State Historical Society - Eckman, Mary
3
55
Edinburgh Regional College - Eiseman, Douglass W.
3
56
Eisenstaedt, Alfred - Elms Gallery
3
57
El Paso Museum of Art, 1961-1978
3
58-61
Embry, W. Glenn - Emmet, John
3
62
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1944-1977
3
63
English, Frances Bonnell - Evans, Dorothy T.
3
64
Evans, Elinor - Ezell, James Kerry
3
65
Fairbanks, Mrs. Douglas - Family Circle Magazine, 1954
3
66
Farm Journal, 1950-1970
3
67
Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp. - Faudree, William
3
68
Fauntleroy, O. W. - Fideler Company
3
69
Field Enterprises Corp., 1965-1975
3
70-71
Fielding, William - Film Enterprises
3
72
Fine Arts Commission, 1959-1962
3
73
Finley, David Edward - Fireman's Fund
3
74
First National Bank of Albuquerque, 1970
3
75
First National Bank of Chicago, 1962-1974
3
76
Flannery, Vaughan - Fleischmann, Justin and Lillian
3
77
Fleming, Joseph - Fogg Art Museum
3
78
Foote, Cone, & Belding, 1949-1955
3
79
Ford, Jesse Hill, 1965
3
80
Ford Motor Company, 1950-1969
3
81
Ford, Merrill - Foster, Robert
3
82
Foust, Chester - Frank, Paul A.
4
1
Franklin Mint, 1970-1973
4
2
Franklin Pierce College - Fundingsland, Mrs. S. E.
4
3
Georgia: University of Georgia, 1980
4
4
Goddard, Robert H., 1964-1971
4
5
Golden Anniversary Friendship Flight, 1962
4
6
Guelph: University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), 1977
4
7
Hacker, George - Haeberle, Peter
4
8
Hagberg, Peter - Halliburton, Erle
4
9
Hallmark Cards, Inc., 1949-1962
4
10
Halsey, Admiral - Harman, Fred
4
11
Harmon, H. R., 1955-1956
4
12
Harper, Mrs. Gerald - Harrison, Milton
4
13
Harvard Art Review - Hathaway, C.
4
14
Haverford College, 1951-1981
4
15
Hawkins, Gardiner - Haynsworth, Mrs. R. F.
4
16
Headquarters [U. S. Air Force], 1942-1976
4
17
Headquarters of Fifteenth Air Force, 1955-1966
4
18
Healey, Giles Greville - Heineman, Ben W.
4
19
Helbis, John and Shirley - Hensley, Jackson
4
20
Hercules Powder Company, 1953-1974
4
21
Hergesheimer, Joseph - Hickman, Charles S.
4
22
High Mesa College - Hirschl & Adler
4
23
Hissom, R. J. - Hogsett, Glade C.
4
24
Holden, W. Curry, 1950-1977
4
25
Holle, Charles G. - Homer, Jack
4
26
Hondo Valley Traffic Safety, 1963
4
27
Honolulu Art Association - Horgan, Ed
4
28
Horwitz, Mary Lou - House & Garden
4
29
Houston Chronicle - Hulse, Max D.
4
30
Humble Oil & Refining Company - Hurley, Wilson D.
4
31
Hutchins, Susan, 1923-1928
4
32
MacNider, Jack - McKee, John J.
4
33
National Academy of Design, 1982-1989
4
34
New Mexico: Office of the Governor, 1981
4
35
New Mexico: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1975-1978
4
36
Nixon, Pat/Julie Eisenhower, 1978-1980
4
37-38
Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1975-1977
4
39
Rainier: Prince Rainier of Monaco - Rummell, Mrs. W. B.
4
40
Reagan, President and Mrs. , 1981-1984
Christmas cards designed by Jamie Wyeth
4
41
St. John's College, 1963-1977
4
42
St. Vincent Hospital - Suzette International
4
43
Swallow Press, Inc., 1969-1977
4
44-46
Tankersley, Mrs. Garvin - Texaco
4
47
Texas A&M University, 1980-1982
4
48
Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
4
49
Texas - New Mexico Library Association, 1976-1977
4
50
Texas: University of Texas, Austin, 1964-1979
4
51
Thompson, Daniel V. - Treidel, Mrs. Walter
4
52
Trigg, Mrs. - Twaddell, Kristie
4
53
United States Information Agency, 1975-1976
4
54
Vance, Mrs, Alex - Vance, "Monk", 1975
4
55
Vinson, Bailie, 1959-1978
4
56
Vollum, Orville, 1973-1975
4
57
Wagley, Philip F. - Walbridge, Norton S.
4
58
Walker Air Force Base, 1954-1967
4
59
Walters, Richard H. - Waxman, Lilo
4
60
Webster, Jack - Willner, Catherine
4
61
Wilmington Savings Fund - Woods, Carol R.
4
62
Woodsmall, Warren O. - Wyoming: University of Wyoming
4
63

Series 3: Notes , undated
1 Folder
Box 4

Notes are on reel 5129.
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Notes, undated
4
64

Series 4: Writings , 1980-1985, undated
12 Folders
Box 4

Writings are on reel 5129.
4.1: Miscellaneous Poems, undated
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Untitled Miscellaneous Poems, undated
4
65
4.2: Writings by Paul Horgan, 1980-1985, undated
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"Parody of Edith Sitwell 'A La Facade,' ", undated
4
66
"The Annotated Clerihew: 'Brief Lives,' ", undated
4
67
Review of Stravinsky: Selected Correspondence, undated
4
68
"Foreword" [re: Bob Anderson], undated
4
69
"Henriette Wyeth and Her Approach to Painting,", undated
4
70
"Henriette Wyeth,", 1980
4
71
"Introduction" [to Paul Hurd's Letters], 1982
4
72
"A Clutch of Clerihews: For Triny's Birthday,", 1983
4
73
"Not to Avoid the Obvious,", 1984
4
74
"Of America East and West,", 1985
4
75
4.3: Writings by Others, undated
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Introduction to Paul Horgan's Field Notes by David McCullough, undated
4
76

Series 5: Artwork , 1940, undated
2 Folders
Box 4

This series contains three drawings by Peter Hurd and a drawing by Paul Horgan.
Artwork is on reel 5129.
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Drawings by Peter Hurd, undated
4
77
Drawing by Paul Horgan, 1940
4
78

Series 6: Printed Material , 1928-1989, undated
14 Folders
Box 4

This series contains clippings, exhibition catalogs, press releases, and a brochure.
Printed materials are on reel 5129.
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Clippings, 1936-1988, undated
4
79-85
Exhibition catalogs, 1928-1985, undated
4
86-90
Press releases, 1978-1989
4
91
Brochure for "Valley in October,", 1980
4
92

Series 7: Photographs of Friends , 1977, undated
1 Folder
Box 4

This series contains two photographs of Paul Horgan and an unidentified man.
Photographs of friends are on reel 5129.
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Photographs of friends, 1977, undated
4
93

Series 8: Unprocessed Addition to the Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd Papers , 1939-1993
1.2 Linear feet
boxes 5-6

In 1999 the Archives of American Art received an addition to the Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd papers consisting of material concerning Henriette Wyeth Hurd, including an address book; letters regarding portrait commissions, exhibitions, the film The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Smithsonian World, 1986), and honors and awards; correspondence with Portraits, Inc., 1946-1949, regarding sales and inquiries; letters from Paul Horgan (signed "Plito"); letters from Henriette's father, N.C. Wyeth, and sister, Carolyn Wyeth; more than thirty letters to Andrew Wyeth and his sister Betsy; and several letters from Andrew Wyeth.
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Unprocessed Addition, 1939-1993
5-6

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