Size: 4.6 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels).
Summary: This collection includes biographical material, works of art, correspondence, financial and business records, travel journals, drafts of articles, notes, sketches, and clippings and photographs concerning Judson's travels, her teaching, Quaker life, and her sculpture.
Reels 1490-1495: Family and personal correspondence, primarily between Sylvia Judson and her parents, Howard and Frances Van Doren Shaw (1912-1937), and husband, Clay Judson (1917-1960), but also containing scattered letters from friends and acquaintances. Topics include her 1917 trip to China and her life in Paris (1920-1921). Business correspondence and letters discussing the Judson family estate; biographical information, including a sketch of Clay Judson; essays; lectures; manuscripts and copies of her books THE QUIET EYE and FOR GARDENS AND OTHER PLACES; SONGS OF A BABY'S DAY; subject files containing research for her books and files on the Roman Bronze Works and sculptor Mary Dyer; personal photographs and photographs of sculpture; drawings and watercolors by Judson, Howard Shaw and J. Stoyanovitch; financial records; and exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings and other printed materials.
Reels 4189-4190: Biographical material (including eulogies, biographical sketches, and wedding vows); correspondence (1947-1981); lists of Judson's sculptures and their owners; invoices for casting and shipping sculptures; travel journals (1920-1921, 1955, 1963, 1969) documenting trips to Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Egypt; notes and drafts of articles on Judson's studio, travels, and Quakerism; sketchbooks and sketches; clippings concerning her garden sculpture; and photographic figure studies.