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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002 | Digitized Collection

Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1866, 1895-1922, undated
10 folders
Box 1, 13

Biographical material includes citizenship papers for Solon's father, James Borglum, death certificates for two relatives, and other genealogical documents on the history of the Borglum Family. Also found are photographs, clippings, and other ephemera gathered in a leather portfolio by Emma Borglum. This series also contains items documenting Solon's role as Scoutmaster in Silvermine, as well as his service in World War I. Also found are written tributes and printed material for the Solon Borglum Memorials held at Saint Mark's in-the-Bouwerie and the National Sculpture Society. Folders are arranged chronologically by subject.
DescriptionContainer
Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, James Borglum, 1866
1
1
Death Certificates for Harry and Dagmar Wilson, 1895-1896
1
2
Borglum Family History, 1896, undated
1
3
Emma Borglum Scrapbook/Porfolio, 1912, undated
(3 folders)
1
4-6
Silvermine Boy Scout Troop, 1912, 1914
1
7
Military Documents for Solon Borglum, 1917-1919
(See also Box 13, F1)
1
8
Solon Borglum Memorials, 1922
1
9
Military Documents for Solon Borglum, 1917-1919
(See also Box 1, F8)
13 (sol)
1

Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1885-1972, undated
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Family Correspondence includes numerous letters between Solon and his wife Emma and his children, Paul and Monica. Most of their correspondence is from 1918 through 1919 while Solon was in the military in France. There are also many letters to Monica from Emma during the period shortly after Solon's death. Also found are letters to Solon from his parents James and Ida; and letters to Emma from her parents Jean and Lydie Vignal. There are also many letters to Emma from her sister Lucy Vignal Borglum, who married Solon's brother August, and to Emma from her sister-in-law Elizabeth Vignal, who was married to Emma's brother Paul. Also included are numerous letters to Lucy Vignal Borglum from her parents. Most of the correspondence between the Vignals is in French. This series also contains other family correspondence including letters between Solon and his siblings, letters between Solon's brother August and other family members including several cousins, letters between Monica and Paul, Monica and her Aunt Harriet, and her cousin George Borglum, August Borglum's son. Much of this later correspondence discusses family history.
DescriptionContainer
To wife Emma (and children) from Solon Borglum, 1907-1911, 1918-1919, undated
(8 folders)
1
10-17
To Solon from wife Emma, 1901-1910
1
18
To Solon from wife Emma and Children, 1914-1919, undated
(3 folders)
1
19-21
To Solon from parents James and Ida, 1897-1909, undated
1
22
To Monica Borglum from her mother Emma, 1922-1925, undated
(4 folders)
1
23-26
To Emma from sister Lucy Vignal Borglum, 1903-1913, undated
1
27
To Emma from sister-in-law Elizabeth Vignal, 1904-1923, undated
1
28
To Emma from parents Jean and Lydie Vignal, 1902-1918
1
29
To Lucy Vignal Borglum from parents Jean and Lydie Vignal, 1902-1907, undated
(4 folders)
1
30-33
Family Correspondence, 1885-1972, undated
(5 folders)
1
34-38

Series 3: General Correspondence, 1871-1989, undated
1 linear foot
Box 1-2

This series includes Solon Borglum's incoming and outgoing professional correspondence. Materials dated after 1922 are Monica Borglum Davies' incoming correspondence regarding Solon's artwork and legacy. Solon's correspondence is with galleries and foundries, such as the Milch Gallery and Roman Bronze Works, concerning the sale or production of his artwork, and correspondence with people and organizations, such as Jane Wallace and Saint Mark's in-the-Bouwerie, concerning sculpture projects, and with other artists, including August Saint-Gaudens and Robert Fulton Logan. Also found is correspondence concerning the School of American Sculpture, both before and after Solon's death.
Materials addressed to Monica Borglum include letters from art galleries and museums, such as the Detroit Institute of Art, the Joslyn Art Museum, and the National Collection of Fine Arts at the Smithsonian Institution, concerning the sale or exhibition of Solon's artwork. Also included is correspondence with foundries concerning the production of Solon's sculptures, and with historical societies, individuals, and other organizations concerning the provenance, collection, or exhibition of his artwork. This series also includes correspondence from the Solon Borglum Memorial Fund and condolences to Monica on the deaths of Solon and Emma (in 1934).
Also found are calling cards, business cards, and envelopes that have been separated from their contents. This series also includes numerous notepads containing drafts of Solon's outgoing correspondence as well as drafts on loose pages.
DescriptionContainer
American Art Foundry, 1925-1928
1
39
Collings, Ruth M., 1964-1983
1
40
Condolences, 1922, 1924
(4 folders)
1
41-44
Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design, 1969-1970
1
45
Detroit Institute of Art, 1953-1986
1
46
Gallaher, E. B., 1924-1926, undated
1
47
George F. Harding Museum, 1967-1982
1
48
Gorham Company, 1916-1926
1
49
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1925-1929
1
50
Hall, Wood, and Pound, 1908-1909
1
51
Hugenot-Thomas Paine Historical Association, 1974-1979
1
52
Ingersoll, Raymond V., circa 1919, 1925-1926
1
53
Joslyn Art Museum, 1958-1976
1
54
Knapp, Lamont P., 1950-1960, undated
1
55
Library of Congress, 1906, 1924, 1956, 1987
1
56
Logan, Robert Fulton, 1920-1921
1
57
Massachusetts Monumental Company, 1909-1910
1
58
Milch Galleries, 1920-1927
1
59
National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1968-1973
(2 folders)
1
60-61
Nebraska State Historical Society, 1965-1975
1
62
Perham, Douglas and Constance, 1959-1969
1
63
Randolph-Macon Women's College, 1965
1
64
Requests for Copies of
Sound Construction
, 1924-1926
(2 folders)
1
65-66
Roman Bronze Works, 1907-1931
1
67
School of American Sculpture, 1920-1925
1
68
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1904
1
69
Saint Mark's In-The-Bouwerie (Dr. William Norman Guthrie), 1917-1925, 1978
1
70
Solon Borglum Memorial Fund, 1922-1924
1
71
Tiffany and Co., 1911, 1925-1928
1
72
Vogel, Emily (Mimi), 1964-1966
1
73
Wallace, Jane, 1921
1
74
General Correspondence, 1871-1908
(2 folders)
1
75-76
General Correspondence, 1909-1989, undated
(13 folders)
2
1-13
Calling Cards and Business Cards, undated
(Not scanned)
2
14
Envelopes, 1888, 1903-1966, undated
2
15
Loose Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, undated
(2 folders)
2
16-17
Notepads of Drafts of Outgoing Correspondence, 1905-1910, undated
(7 folders)
2
18-24

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1871-1983, undated
1 linear foot
Box 2-3

Writings and notes include those written by Solon Borglum and others. Writings and notes by Solon Borglum include project proposals for an Alexander Hamilton statue, the "Bells of History" project, and a sculpture only described as "The Grille." Also found are numerous essays by Solon and lecture notes on topics such as art, material and form, specific sculptural works, and his experiences in World War I. This series also includes Solon's notes on various subjects, including the founding of the School of American Sculpture and the Benjamin Franklin Monument project, and a diary with many sketches that Solon kept in 1918 during his military service. Similarly, Solon wrote in many notebooks during his time in the military and later career. The notebooks found here include personal thoughts, quotations, names and addresses, and sketches. Researchers will also find personal notes written in Solon's address books.
Writings and notes by others include Emma Borglum's recollections on the life of Solon and their experiences together at the Crow Creek Reservation. Additional recollections on Solon Borglum are written by his daughter Monica Davies and her friend Josephine Sofio. Also found in this subseries is a lecture on Jacob Leisler, the subject of a Borglum sculpture, prepared by Monica's husband, A. Mervyn Davies, and a notebook kept by Emma's brother, Paul Vignal. Of interest are address lists and guest books for the various meetings of the Silvermine Group of Artists. Items in this subseries have not been digitized.
The Writings and Notes series is arranged into 2 subseries:
4.1: Writings and Notes by Solon Borglum, 1914-1922, undated
4.2: Writings and Notes by Others, 1871-1983, undated
4.1:Writings and Notes by Solon Borglum, 1914-1922, undated
DescriptionContainer
Diary, 1917-1918
2
25
Loose Items From Diary, 1918-1919
2
26
Project Proposal, "Alexander Hamilton" sculpture, undated
(Partially scanned)
2
27
Project Proposal, "Bells of History", Tentative Plan, circa 1921
(2 folders; partially scanned)
2
28-29
Project Proposal, "Bells of History", Drafts and Notes, 1921
(3 folders; partially scanned)
2
30-32
Project Proposal, "The Grille", 1914
2
33
Essay, "The Duty of Art", undated
(Partially scanned)
2
34
Essay, "The Duty of Art", Notes, undated
(Not scanned)
2
35
Essay, "The Last Round-up", undated
2
36
Essay, "The Little Lady of the Dew", circa 1920
(Partially scanned)
2
37
Essay, "My Experience in the Great War", 1919
2
38
Essay, "The Province of a Sculptor", undated
2
39
Essay, "Reconstruction", undated
2
40
Lecture, Action and Speech, undated
(Partially scanned)
2
41
Lecture, Appreciation and Style, undated
(Partially scanned)
2
42
Lecture, Industrial Arts, undated
(Partially scanned)
2
43
Lecture, "Inspiration and Aspiration", circa 1920
(2 folders; partially scanned)
2
44-45
Lecture, Late Nineteenth-century French Artists, undated
2
46
Lecture, "Presentation", undated
2
47
Notebooks, 1917-1922, undated
(9 folders)
2
48-56
Notebooks, undated
3
1
Notes, Benjamin Franklin Monument, undated
3
2
Notes, New Canaan, undated
3
3
Notes, School of American Sculpture, circa 1919-1921
(2 folders; partially scanned)
3
4-5
Notes, Silvermine Neighbors Club, undated
(Partially scanned)
3
6
Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
3
7-8
Address Books, circa 1917-1918, undated
(6 folders)
3
9-14
Address Lists, undated
3
15
4.2:Writings and Notes by Others, 1871-1983, undated
(Not scanned)
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Emma Borglum, "An Account of the Life of Solon Borglum and the Experience at Crow Creek", undated
3
16
Emma Borglum, "An Account of the Life of Solon H. Borglum", undated
3
17
Emma Borglum, Essay on French Literature, undated
3
18
Emma Borglum, Recipe Notes, undated
3
19
Emma Borglum, Recollections of Crow Creek, undated
3
20
Emma Borglum, Recollections of Crow Creek (in French), undated
3
21
A. Mervyn Davies, Lecture on Jacob Leisler, undated
3
22
Monica Borglum Davies, "The Command of Got to Retreat", undated
3
23
Monica Borglum Davies, Recollections of Solon Borglum, 1967, undated
3
24
Josephine Sofio, Recollections of the Borglum Family, 1979, 1983
3
25
Paul E. Vignal, Notebook of Quotations, 1871-1901
3
26
Address List, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1922
3
27
Address Lists, Miscellaneous, 1923, undated
3
28
Guest Books, Silvermine Group of Artists Meetings, circa 1910-1921
(2 folders)
3
29-30
Miscellaneous Writings, 1925, undated
3
31

Series 5: Solon Borglum Biography, 1870-1975, undated
5.3 linear feet
Box 3-8; Not Scanned

This series contains materials compiled or written by Monica Borglum Davies and her husband A. Mervyn Davies for the biography,
Solon H. Borglum "A Man Who Stands Alone"
(Pequot Press, 1974). Found here are numerous files of information gathered during the research process, including photocopies of materials such as correspondence, and documents from Solon's time in the military. Users should note that some of the photocopies of correspondence may overlap with material found in Family and General Correspondence (Series 2 and 3), however, many letters in this series include transcripts. Research files and notes also include lists of photographs, artwork, and students, as well as numerous loose notes, note cards and notebooks created in the process of writing the book. Also found in this series are other writings by Monica and A. Mervyn Davies giving background information and a synopsis of the biography project.
The bulk of this series consists of heavily edited drafts of the biography. One subseries contains drafts of each section of the book. Researchers should note that many draft chapters do not correspond to or have different titles from the chapters in the published version. Another subseries includes draft manuscripts. All of the manuscripts are for the Borglum biography, but the authors were using various titles, including "A Clear Spirit," and "A Quiet Victory." Many drafts are incomplete and untitled, and the end of the series contains numbered loose pages from drafts and miscellaneous draft edits and notes, all arranged in their original order. Also found are two edited book proofs.
None of the documents in this series have been digitized.
The Solon Borglum Biography series is arranged into 4 subseries:
5.1: Research Files and Notes, 1870-1975, undated
5.2: Other Writings, undated
5.3: Book Section Drafts, 1972-1973, undated
5.4: Draft Manuscripts, 1970-1974, undated
5.1:Research Files and Notes, 1870-1975
DescriptionContainer
Descriptions of Works of Art, undated
3
32
Lists of Students and Acquaintences, undated
3
33
Lists of Photographs of Artwork, undated
3
34
Lists of Works of Art, 1972, undated
3
35
Note Cards, undated
(3 folders)
3
36-38
Research Notes, undated
(9 folders)
3
39-47
Research Notebooks, circa 1972, undated
(2 folders)
3
48-49
Family Correspondence, Photocopies and Transcripts, 1870-1909
(2 folders)
3
50-51
Family Correspondence, Photocopies and Transcripts, 1916-1962, undated
(3 folders)
4
1-3
General Correspondence, Photocopies and Transcripts, 1907-1954
(2 folders)
4
4-5
American Expeditionary Forces Documents, Photocopies, 1918-1920
4
6
Documents from the Library of Congress, Photocopies, 1903-1965, undated
(2 folders)
4
7-8
Miscellaneous Documents, Photocopies, 1975, undated
4
9
Microfilm, The Hegsted Family, 1959
4
10
Microfilm, Incomplete Collection of Newspaper Clippings, 1959
4
11
5.2:Other Writings, undated
DescriptionContainer
"The Story of Project", undated
4
12
"The Two Sculptors Gutzon and Solon Borglum: A Continuing Confusion", undated
4
13
Synopsis of Biography, undated
4
14
5.3:Book Section Drafts, 1972-1973, undated
DescriptionContainer
Title Page, 1973, undated
4
15
Table of Contents, undated
4
16
List of Illustrations, undated
4
17
Author's Note, undated
4
18
Preface, undated
4
19
Forward, undated
(2 folders)
4
20-21
Introduction, undated
(2 folders)
4
22-23
Acknowledgements, undated
(2 folders)
4
24-25
Chapter I, 1972, undated
(7 folders)
4
26-32
Chapter II, undated
(5 folders)
4
33-37
Chapter III, undated
(2 folders)
4
38-39
Chapter IV, undated
(4 folders)
5
1-4
Chapter V, undated
(2 folders)
5
5-6
Chapter VI, undated
(3 folders)
5
7-9
Chapter VII, undated
(3 folders)
5
10-12
Chapter VIII, undated
(3 folders)
5
13-15
Chapter IX, 1972, undated
(7 folders)
5
16-22
Chapter X, undated
(5 folders)
5
23-27
Chapter XI, undated
(4 folders)
5
28-31
Chapter XII, undated
(3 folders)
5
32-34
Chapter XIII, undated
(3 folders)
5
35-37
Chapter XIV, undated
(2 folders)
5
38-39
Chapter XV, undated
5
40
Chapter XVI, undated
6
1
Chapter XVII, undated
6
2
Chapter XVIII, undated
6
3
Chapter XIX, undated
6
4
Chapter XX, undated
6
5
Epilogue, undated
6
6
Chronology, undated
6
7
References and Bibliography, undated
(2 folders)
6
8-9
Index, undated
6
10
Gutzon Borglum Chapter, undated
(2 folders)
6
11-12
5.4:Draft Manuscripts, 1970-1974, undated
DescriptionContainer
"Art Upon a Larger Scale", undated
(3 folders)
6
13-15
"Art Upon a Larger Scale" Second Version, 1972
(2 folders)
6
16-17
"Borglum the Sculptor", undated
(2 folders)
6
18-19
"The Borglum Story", Incomplete, undated
6
20
"A Clear Spirit", Incomplete, undated
(2 folders)
6
21-22
"A Quiet Victory", Synopsis and Select Chapters, circa 1972
6
23
"A Quiet Victory", 1972
6
24
"Solon H. Borglum: A Man Who Stands Alone", 1973
(4 folders)
6
25-28
"Solon Hannibal Borglum", undated
6
29
"The Story of Two Brothers", Incomplete, undated
(5 folders)
7
1-5
Untitled Draft, undated
7
6
Untitle and Incomplete Drafts, 1970-1971, undated
(8 folders)
7
7-14
Numbered Loose Pages from Drafts, undated
(14 folders)
7
15-28
Miscellaneous Draft Edits and Notes, 1974, undated
(21 folders)
8
1-21
Book Proof, circa 1973
8
22
Book Proof, Second Copy, 1974
8
23

Series 6: Financial and Business Records, 1898-1998, undated
0.2 linear feet
Box 8, 13

Financial and business records contain materials documenting Solon Borglum's professional work and legacy. Financial materials include bank account books, receipts and statements, ledgers, and price lists, as well as the financial notes and ledger for the Solon H. Borglum Sculpture and Education Fund. Also found is a financial proposal for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial, and an account book for the posthumous production and sales of Borglum's book
Sound Construction
. Business materials include contracts for sculpture projects, and copyright documentation for
Sound Construction
. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
DescriptionContainer
Account Book for
Sound Construction
, 1923-1924
(Not scanned)
8
24
Bank Account Books, 1903-1911, 1918
(Not scanned)
8
25
Contracts for Sculpture Projects, 1906, 1910, undated
8
26
Copyright Documentation for
Sound Construction
, 1924
(Not scanned)
8
27
Financial Notes, Solon H. Borglum Sculpture and Education Fund, 1965-1980, undated
(Not scanned)
8
28
Financial Proposal, Lewis and Clark Centennial Project, circa 1905
8
29
Ledger, Solon H. Borglum Sculpture and Education Fund, 1961-1998
(See Box 13, F2; not scanned)
8
30
Ledgers, 1898-1922
(2 folders; not scanned)
8
31-32
Legal Documents, Solon Borglum Estate, 1922
(Not scanned)
8
33
Price Lists, 1924, undated
8
34
Receipts and Statements, 1903-1972, undated
(Not scanned)
8
35
Ledger, Solon H. Borglum Sculpture and Education Fund, 1961-1998
(See Box 8, F30; not scanned)
13 (sol)
2

Series 7: Printed Material, 1879-2002, undated
1.1 linear feet
Box 9, 13-14

This series contains material on Solon Borglum's career and artwork, primarily posthumous exhibit materials and publications. Most of this material was collected by Solon's daughter Monica Borglum Davies and includes not only material on Solon, but also documents about Gutzon, Solon's assistant Paul Manship, and the Silvermine Group of Artists. Included are auction catalogs, exhibition announcements, catalogs, brochures, event programs, and informational booklets. Also found are numerous news and magazine clippings spanning over 120 years, magazines featuring large articles on Solon, newletters, press releases, reports, and other publications as well as published images of Solon and reproductions of his artwork. This series also contains copies of the art textbook Solon wrote,
Sound Construction
, as well as the Supplement for this work published at the same time.
DescriptionContainer
Auction Catalogs, 1964, 1974, 1983, 1988
(partially scanned)
9
1
Brochures, 1900, 1921, 1961-1972, undated
(not scanned)
9
2
Brochures, School of American Sculpture, 1921-1922
9
3
Clippings, Solon Borglum, 1897-1999, undated
(8 folders)
9
4-11
Clippings, Gutzon Borglum, 1889-1986, undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
9
12-13
Clippings, Silvermine Group of Artists, 1910-2002, undated
(2 folders)
9
14-15
Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1879-2001, undated
(8 folders; not scanned)
9
16-23
Essay, Phil Kovinick, "South Dakota's 'Other' Borglum", undated
(not scanned)
9
24
Event Programs, 1905, 1907
9
25
Exhibition Announcements, Silvermine Group of Artists, 1915-1918
9
26
Exhibition Catalog,
Architectural Exhibition of the Cleveland Architectural Club
, 1909
9
27
Exhibition Catalogs, Gutzon Borglum, 1905, 1914
(not scanned)
9
28
Exhibition Catalogs, Paul Manship, 1958
(not scanned)
9
29
Exhibition Catalogs, Silvermine Guild of Artists, 1910, 1946, 1956
9
30
Exhibition Catalogs, Solon H. Borglum, 1966-1977, undated
9
31
German Army Songbook, 1897
(not scanned)
9
32
Images of Solon Borglum, undated
(not scanned)
9
33
Informational Booklets, undated
(not scanned)
9
34
Magazine,
The Century
, vol. 99, no. 2, 1919
9
35
Magazine,
Illustrated American
, vol. 5, no. 50, 1891
(not scanned)
9
36
Magazine,
The Kennedy Quarterly
, 1962, 1965, 1978
9
37
Magazines, Miscellaneous, 1922, 1976, 1999
(partially scanned)
9
38
Map of Kensico Cemetery, undated
(See Box 13, F3; not scanned)
9
39
Newsletters, 1972, 1974, 1982
(not scanned)
9
40
Newspaper,
Decatur-Dekalb News
, "Stone Mountain Dedication Special Edition", 1970
(See Box 13, F4; not scanned)
9
41
Postcards, undated
(not scanned)
9
42
Press Releases, Stone Mountain Memorial Dedication, 1970
(not scanned)
9
43
Publication, "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Silvermine Guild of Artists", 1972
(See Box 13, F5)
9
44
Publication,
Historical Biography and Libretto of the Indian Congress
, 1901
(See Box 13, F6; not scanned)
9
45
Publication,
La Defense De Verdun
, 1916
(See Box 13, F7; not scanned)
9
46
Report of the American E. F. Art Training Centre
, 1919
9
47
Report of the Gordon Monument Commission
, 1907
(not scanned)
9
48
Reproductions of Artwork by Solon Borglum, undated
(2 folders; see also Box 13, F8; not scanned)
9
49-50
Reproductions of Artwork by Others, 1891, 1875, undated
(not scanned)
9
51
Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, 1923
(See Box 14; not scanned)
9
52
Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, unbound version, 1923
(2 copies; see Box 14)
9
53
Supplement to Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, 1923
(See Box 14; not scanned)
9
54
Supplement to Sound Construction
by Solon Borglum, unbound version, 1923
(See Box 14)
9
55
Miscellaneous Printed Items, 1914-1974
(not scanned)
9
56
Map of Kensico Cemetery, undated
(See Box 9, F39; not scanned)
13 (sol)
3
Newspaper,
Decatur-Dekalb News
, "Stone Mountain Dedication Special Edition", 1970
(See Box 9, F41; not scanned)
13 (sol)
4
Publication, "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Silvermine Guild of Artists", 1972
(See Box 9, F44)
13 (sol)
5
Publication,
Historical Biography and Libretto of the Indian Congress
, 1901
(See Box 9, F45; not scanned)
13 (sol)
6
Publication,
La Defense De Verdun
, 1916
(See Box 9, F46; not scanned)
13 (sol)
7
Reproductions of Artwork by Solon Borglum, undated
(See also Box 9, F49-50; not scanned)
13 (sol)
8
Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, 1923
(See Box 9, F52; not scanned)
14 (sol)
Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, unbound version, 1923
(2 copies; see Box 9, F53)
14 (sol)
Supplement to Sound Construction
by Solon H. Borglum, 1923
(See Box 9, F54; not scanned)
14 (sol)
Supplement to Sound Construction
by Solon Borglum, unbound version, 1923
(See Box 9, F55)
14 (sol)

Series 8: Photographs, 1864-1986
2 linear feet
Box 9-13, MGP 1, MGP 3, OV 15-16

Found here are family and personal photographs, and numerous photographs of artwork by Solon Borglum. The bulk of the family and personal photographs date from Solon's adult life and include images of Solon in various settings, such as formal portraits taken throughout his career, photographs of him with his artwork, as a student and teacher in sculpture class, in Paris during his military service, with his family and friends at his farm, Rocky Ranch, and of Solon and Emma at the Crow Creek Reservation. Also found are Borglum family portraits, individual portraits of many family members including Solon's brothers Gutzon and August, and his parents James and Ida, as well as group portraits of the whole family. This subseries also includes photographs of Emma, Monica, her daughter Gwynneth, and Emma's brother Paul Vignal and his wife. Other personal photographs in this series are images of Solon at ranches and as a Boy Scout troop leader, exteriors and interiors of his various studios and residences, photos from an exhibition at the Union League Club in New York, and other miscellaneous and unidentified portraits and snapshots.
Photographs of Artwork include files on individual works of art by Solon Borglum, as well as files for his various types of artwork, such as animal sculptures, portrait busts, and monuments and installations. Many of the files may include images of the artwork at the studio, as well as being unveiled or installed in public. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title of work, followed by categories of artwork and artwork by others. Photographs in this subseries have not been digitized.
The Photographs series is arranged into 3 subseries. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
8.1: Family and Personal Photographs, 1864-1986, undated
8.2: Photographs of Artwork, 1895-1967, undated
8.3: Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, undated
8.1:Family and Personal Photographs, 1864-1986, undated
DescriptionContainer
Solon Borglum Portraits, circa 1899-1921
(2 folders)
9
57-58
Solon Borglum in Sculpture Class, 1895-1897, undated
9
59
Solon Borglum with Works of Art, circa 1896-1918
(2 folders)
9
60-61
Solon Borglum in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1918-1919
(2 folders)
9
62-63
Solon Borglum at the A. E. F. School of Fine Arts, 1918-1919
9
64
Solon Borglum's Funeral, 1922
(See Box 13, F9)
9
65
Solon Borglum with Friends and Family, undated
10
1
Borglum Family Portraits, 1864, 1883-1904, undated
(2 folders)
10
2-3
Solon Borglum and Family at Rocky Ranch, 1906-1929, undated
(3 folders)
10
4-6
Solon Borglum and Family Dressed in Costume, undated
10
7
Photo Album, Solon Borglum Family, 1907
10
8
Photo Album, Monica Borglum Davies, 1910-1920, undated
10
9
August Borglum and Family, 1896, 1904, 1905, undated
(2 folders)
10
10-11
Gutzon Borglum, undated
10
12
Emma Borglum, undated
10
13
Monica Borglum Davies, circa 1904, 1986, undated
10
14
Gwynneth Davies Kelly, undated
10
15
Paul Vignal and Wife Elizabeth, circa 1890-1920, undated
(3 folders)
10
16-18
Boy Scout Troop, circa 1911
10
19
Friends of Solon Borglum, undated
10
20
Ranches in California and Nebraska, circa 1883-1893
10
21
Solon Borglum Residences, 1894-1908
10
22
Solon Borglum Studios, 1908, undated
10
23
Native American and Crow Creek Reservation, circa 1899
(2 folders; see also Box 13, F10)
10
24-25
B.N.L. Co. Sawmill and Dam, undated
(Not scanned)
10
26
Stone Mountain, undated
(See Box 13, F11; not scanned)
10
27
Exhibition at Union League Club, New York City, 1924
10
28
Animals, undated
(Not scanned)
10
29
Portraits, unidentified, undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
10
30-31
Miscellaneous, 1864-1909, undated
(Not scanned)
10
32
Miscellaneous, unidentified, undated
(Not scanned)
10
33
Solon Borglum's Funeral, 1922
(See Box 9, F65)
13 (sol)
9
Native Americans and Crow Creek Reservation, circa 1899
(See Box 10, F24-25)
13 (sol)
10
Stone Mountain, undated
(See Box 10, F27; not scanned)
13 (sol)
11
8.2:Photographs of Artwork, 1895-1967, undated
(Not scanned)
DescriptionContainer
"Aspiration", 1922
10
34
"The Bells of History,", undated
10
35
"The Blizzard", undated
10
36
"Boy With Fish" Fountain, undated
10
37
"Bronchos", undated
10
38
"Bronchos Frightened by Saddle,", undated
10
39
"Bucking Broncho", 1900
(See also Box 13, F12)
10
40
"Buffalo", 1900, undated
10
41
"The Bull Fight", undated
10
42
"Burial on the Plains", circa 1902, undated
(See also Box 13, F13)
10
43
"Command of God to Retreat", undated
10
44
"The Cowboy at Rest", 1903
(See also OV 15)
10
45
"Dancing Horse", circa 1900
10
46
General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
(See also OV 15)
10
47
Giles A. Smith Monument, undated
10
48
Grant's Memorial, Model, undated
10
49
"The Heavens", 1915, undated
10
50
"Horse Pawing a Dead Horse", undated
10
51
"Indian Child Being Sent to School", undated
10
52
"The Intelligent Broncho", undated
10
53
Jacob Leisler Monument, undated
10
54
Joseph A. Mower Monument, undated
10
55
"Lassoing Wild Horses,", 1897, undated
10
56
"The Last Roundup", circa 1902, undated
10
57
"The Little Lady of the Dew" ("The Waters"), 1920, 1934, undated
10
58
"Monica", circa 1909, 1967, undated
10
59
"On the Border of Whiteman's Land", undated
10
60
"One in a Thousand", circa 1915
10
61
"Our Slave", undated
10
62
"Paul", undated
10
63
"The Pioneer", undated
(See also OV 15)
10
64
"The Prayer", undated
10
65
"Private Jones", 1960, undated
10
66
"Rough Rider, Bucky O'Neill Monument", circa 1906, undated
(2 folders; see also OV 15)
10
67-68
"Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance", undated
(See also OV 15)
10
69
"Snowdrift", undated
(See also OV 15)
11 (hol)
1
"The Spirit of Death", undated
11 (hol)
2
"The Stampede of Wild Horses", 1899
11 (hol)
3
"Steps Toward Civilization", 1904
11 (hol)
4
"Tamed", undated
(See also Box 13, F14)
11 (hol)
5
Truman J. Backus Memorial, 1909, undated
11 (hol)
6
"Washington 1753", undated
11 (hol)
7
William Sody Smith Monument, undated
11 (hol)
8
"Winter", circa 1898, undated
11 (hol)
9
Animal Sculptures, undated
11 (hol)
10
Bell Sculptures, undated
11 (hol)
11
Details of Unidentified Sculptures, undated
11 (hol)
12
Drawings, undated
11 (hol)
13
Figure Sculptures, undated
11 (hol)
14
Horse and Person Sculptures, undated
11 (hol)
15
Models for Sculpture Projects, undated
(See also OV 15)
11 (hol)
16
Monuments and Installations, 1901, 1903, undated
11 (hol)
16
Paintings, 1895, 1897, undated
11 (hol)
18
Portrait Busts, 1905, 1923, undated
(See also OV 15)
11 (hol)
19
Wood Carvings, undated
11 (hol)
20
Miscellaneous Sculptures, circa 1903, 1909, undated
(See also Box 13, F15 and OV 16)
11 (hol)
21
Photo Albums of Artwork, circa 1899, undated
(7 folders)
11 (hol)
22-28
Solon H. Borglum Memorial Window by D. Putnam Brinley, circa 1922
11 (hol)
29
Artwork by Gutzon Borglum, 1904, 1907, undated
12 (pam)
1
Artwork by Others, 1898, 1919, 1923, undated
12 (pam)
2
"Bucking Broncho", 1900
(See also Box 10, F40)
13 (sol)
12
"Burial on the Plains", circa 1902, undated
(See also Box 10, F43)
13 (sol)
13
"Tamed", undated
(See also Box 11, F5)
13 (sol)
14
Miscellaneous Sculptures, 1909, undated
(See also Box 11, F21)
13 (sol)
15
"The Cowboy at Rest", 1903
(See also Box 10, F45)
OV 15
General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
(See also Box 10, F47)
OV 15
"The Pioneer", undated
(See also Box 10, F64)
OV 15
"Rough Rider, Bucky O'Neill Monument", circa 1906, undated
(See also Box 10, F67-68)
OV 15
"Sioux Indian Buffalo Dance", undated
(See also Box 10, F69)
OV 15
"Snowdrift", undated
(See also Box 11, F1)
OV 15
Models for Sculpture Projects, undated
(See also Box 11, F16)
OV 15
Portrait Busts, 1905, 1923, undated
(See also Box 11, F19)
OV 15
Miscellaneous Sculptures, undated
(See also Box 11, F21)
OV 16
8.3:Negatives, Slides, and Transparencies, undated
(Not scanned)
DescriptionContainer
Glass Plate Negatives, General John B. Gordon Memorial, undated
(4 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 1)
12 (pam)
3
Glass Plate Negative of Portrait Bust, undated
(1 glass plate negative housed in MGP 3)
12 (pam)
4
Negatives, Monica Borglum Davies, undated
12 (pam)
5
Negative of Unidentified People, undated
12 (pam)
6
Negatives of Artwork, undated
12 (pam)
7
Slides, undated
12 (pam)
8
Transparencies of Solon Borglum Paintings, undated
12 (pam)
9
Glass Plate Negatives
4 glass negatives
MGP 1
Glass Plate Negatives
1 glass negative
MGP 3

Series 9: Artwork, 1890-1921, undated
0.3 linear feet
Box 12-13

Artwork contains many sketches by Solon Borglum, such as figure sketches for some of his sculptural works and for his book
Sound Construction
, as well as sketches he made on tracing paper, mostly of architectural design elements. This series also contains Emma Borglum's drawings of jewelry designs and sketches by Gutzon Borglum, including a sketch of Solon, possibly drawn while they were working together in 1894. Also found are original etchings for Silvermine Group of Artists Exhibition Announcements, a large illuminated poem made for Solon and Emma at the time of their marriage by writer William Theodore Peters, a military cartoon, and other artwork by unidentified artists. The folder of miscellaneous artwork by others includes etchings by artists Robert Fulton Logan and Frank Sohn.
DescriptionContainer
Solon Borglum, Figure Sketches, undated
(See also Box 13, F16)
12 (pam)
10
Solon Borglum, Tracing Paper Sketches, undated
(See also Box 13, F17)
12 (pam)
11
Solon Borglum, Miscellaneous Sketches, 1890-1891, 1919, 1921, undated
(3 folders; see also Box 13, F18)
12 (pam)
12-14
Emma Borglum, Jewelry Designs, 1901, undated
(Not scanned)
12 (pam)
15
Gutzon Borglum, Sketches, 1894, 1900, undated
12 (pam)
16
William Theodore Peters, "The Betrothal", 1898
(See Box 13, F19)
12 (pam)
17
Silvermine Group of Artists, Etchings for Exhibition Announcements, 1913, undated
12 (pam)
18
Unidentified Artist, Military Cartoon, circa 1918
(See Box 13, F20; not scanned)
12 (pam)
19
Miscellaneous Artwork by Others, 1919, undated
(2 folders)
12 (pam)
20-21
Miscellaneous Artwork by Others, unidentified, 1919, undated
(Not scanned)
12 (pam)
22
Solon Borglum, Figure Sketches, undated
(See also Box 12, F10)
13 (sol)
16
Solon Borglum, Tracing Paper Sketches, undated
(See also Box 12, F11)
13 (sol)
17
Solon Borglum, Miscellaneous Sketches, 1890-1891, 1919, 1921, undated
(See also Box 12, F12-14)
13 (sol)
18
William Theodore Peters, "The Betrothal", 1898
(See Box 12, F17)
13 (sol)
19
Unidentified Artist, Military Cartoon, circa 1918
(See Box 12, F19; not scanned)
13 (sol)
20

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