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Series 3 | 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

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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

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