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Rufus Stillman papers relating to Alexander Calder, 1959-1973

Rufus Stillman papers relating to Alexander Calder, 1959-1973

Stillman, Rufus

Collection Information

Size: 50 items (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; scrapbooks of photographs; and copyprints made from slides of Calder and his work.

REEL 828: Correspondence. Included are personal letters and postcards from Calder to the Rufus Stillman family, a few sketches and an exhibition announcement.

REEL 833: 4 scrapbooks, undated, containing photographs of Alexander Calder, his family, friends, and work.

REEL 1817: Nine copyprints (b&w) made from slides of Calder, Calder at work, Calder holding a sketch, and Calder with an unidentifed man.

UNMICROFILMED: Copyprints (b&w) made from slides, mostly of Calder's work; a few show Calder.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1974 by Rufus Stillman, a neighbor of Calder. Slides received with the loan were copied; nine of them of Calder were microfilmed in 1980 with AAA's Photographs of Artists Collection II and remainder placed in Miscellaneous Manuscripts.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Rufus Stillman after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 828, 833, and 1817 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Rufus Stillman papers relating to Alexander Calder, 1959-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.