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Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]

Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]

Davey, Randall, 1887-1964

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; notes; transcript of radio interview; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.

REEL D245: Exhibition catalogs and notices; clippings from newspapers and other publications; personal photographs and photographs of Davey's work; and a few sketches.

REEL 724: 76 personal and business letters; 11 letters between Sheldon Reich and Kate H. Cullum about a proposed book on Davey; a photo of Davey (1932); a transcript of a radio interview by Calla Hay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 1955; a few clippings and catalogs; by-laws and other material of the Randall Davey Committee; and notes, including technical notes on color, sculpture molds, casein glue, "Formula for Mixing Wash for Canvases," general price lists for commissions, etc.

REEL 795: An album of photographs of 46 paintings (undated) by Randall Davey in the Randall Davey Committee collection. Photos are by Laura Gilpin.

UNMICROFILMED: One poster and one page of clippings from a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

Watercolorist; Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Provenance

Material on reels D245, 724, 795 lent for microfilming 1969-1974 by Kate H. Cullum, Davey's sister-in-law and executor, except for the 1955 radio interview, which was donated 1979 by Donelson Hoopes, head of Davey's estate.

Location of Originals

  • Reels D245, 724, 795: Originals returned to Kate H. Cullum after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D245, 724, 795 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Randall Davey papers, 1900-1974 and [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.