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Reynold Weidenaar letters, 1940-1944 and 1962

Weidenaar, Reynold H., 1915-1985


Collection Information

Size: 47 Items

Summary: Thirty eight letters, postcards and notes, 1940-1941, from etcher Bertha Jacques to etcher Reynold Weidenaar. Jacques offers advice to Weidenaar about the etching process. Also included are eight letters and postcards and a note, 1940-1944, from etcher James Swann to Weidenaar, and an open call to artists, including Weidenaar, 1962, from Sid Hammer at the Artists' Letter Fund in New York about the disarmament of weapons. Weidenaar's response is attached.

Biographical/Historical Note

Reynold Weidenaar (1915-1985) was an etcher in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


The collection was donated in 2020 by James Straub who purchased the letters from Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1992.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Reynold Weidenaar letters, 1940-1944 and 1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.