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Series 5 | 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 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

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