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Werner Drewes papers, 1838-2015, bulk 1890-1990

Contents and Arrangement

Many of the records were assigned color-coded alpha-numeric labels prior to donation. In series where these labeling systems predominate, material has been arranged according to those systems and all previously assigned labels are indicated in the Container Listing. Many folder titles are taken from the original labels. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

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Series 1: Biographical Material, 1838-1980s
0.4 linear feet
Boxes 1, 16

Included here are Drewes' 1923, 1926 and 1932 passports, his student record from the Bahaus School of Design signed by Mies van der Rohe and Wassily Kandinsky, some military papers, resumes and biographical notes, and an incomplete transcript of an interview with Drewes.
Also found is information relating to Drewes' family history, including family trees, a coat of arms, family letters and notebooks, and a book of handwritten poetry belonging to Drewes' mother. Much of this material is in German.
Some of the material in this series was labeled with green and yellow stickers as the "G" and "Y" series. Material is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
DescriptionContainer
Address Book (G28), circa 1960s
1
1
Awards and Certificates, circa 1950s
1
2
Bauhaus Student Record, Passports and Military Documents, 1899-1959
1
3
Calendar, 1921
1
4
Family History, 1838-1930s, 1984
OV material housed in Box 16, Folder 1
1
5
Family History (G2, G6), circa 1920s
1
6
Family History Notes (G11), 1972
1
7
Interview Transcript (incomplete) of Interview of Drewes by Martina Roudabush Norelli for the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art (Y42), 1984
1
8
Miscellaneous, circa 1917, 1972
1
9
Poetry Book of Martha Schaefer (Drewes) (G10), 1880s-1890s
1
10
Resumés (Y39), circa 1960s-circa 1970s
1
11
Resumés and Biographical Notes, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
1
12
Who's Who
Entries, circa 1960s
1
13
Oversized Family History from Box 1, Folder 5
16
1

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-2004
1.2 linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 16

Found in this series are letters from Maria Drewes and other family members, and artists and art dealers including Josef Albers, Edward Boccia, Alexander Calder, Howard Dearstyne, Bourgoyne Diller, Katherine S. Dreier, Perle Fine, Adolph Gottlieb, Herbert Grainick, Jean Helion, Carl Holty, Wassily Kandinsky, Gerhard Marcks, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hans Moller, Abraham Rattner, Richard York Gallery, Kurt Roesch, Karl Schrag, Albert Urban, and others. Some individual correspondents have named files, while others are included in the "General" files.
General correspondence and general business correspondence include correspondence with art galleries, and art institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, and relate primarily to loans, sales, and exhibitions of artwork.
Correspondence relating to the Drewes' estate includes an appraisal report by Karen Holtzman for Drewes' artwork and correspondence between family members, including Harald and Wolfram Drewes, and inventories of artwork.
One folder relates to a 1974 exhibition in Turkey and Greece, and includes photographs and publicity material from the exhibition. A folder of correspondence labeled with a "Y" series of yellow stickers includes letters from T. Lux Feininger, Clark Fitzgerald, Karl Schrag, and Swedish artists Jan and Pia Thunholm.
Greeting cards consist of hand made cards sent to Drewes by artists including Gerhard Marcks, Karl Schrag and others.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
DescriptionContainer
Berlin Visit, 1949
1
14
Boccia, Ed, 1969-1980
1
15
Condolence Letters on Death of Margaret Drewes, 1959
1
16
Drewes Estate, 1987-1993
1
17
Drewes Estate, Holtzmann Appraisal Report, 1992
1
18-20
Drewes, Mary (Maria) Louise, from Werner Drewes (Y5), circa 1960-1983
1
21
Drewes, Mary (Maria) Louise, 1980s
1
22
Eldred, Edna and Thomas (Y43), circa 1970s
1
23
Exhibition,
Werner Drewes-Baski Sanati
(1974), 1974
1
24
Family Letters (G14, G15), 1878-1959
1
25
General, A-B, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
1
26
General C, 1966-1980s, 1934
1
27
General, D-F, circa 1930s-circa 1980s
1
28
General, G-I, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
1
29
General, J-L, 1930s-1980s
1
30
General, M-N, 1930s-1980s
1
31
General, O-R, 1930s-1980s
1
32
General, S-U, 1930s-1980s
1
33
General, V-Z, 1960s-1980s
1
34
General, First Names Only and Illegible, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
1
35
General Business Correspondence, 1930-1945
1
36
General Business Correspondence, 1946-2004
2
1-2
Greeting Cards, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 2
2
3-9
Helion, Jean, 1937-1963
2
10
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1930s-1972
2
11
Marcks, Gerhard and Maria, 1963-1975
2
12
Osver, Arthur, 1950-1984
2
13-16
Prizes and Requisitions, 1940-1979
2
17
Purchases, 1956-1972
2
18
Richard York Gallery, 1987-1997
2
19
Schrag, Karl, 1940s-1980s
2
20
Smithsonian Institution, 1969-1985
2
21-23
Urban, Albert, 1946-1950
2
24
Y Labeled Correspondence (Y15-Y36), 1970s-1980s
2
25
Oversized Greeting Cards from Box 2, Folder 4
16
2

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1922-2002
0.5 linear feet
Box 2

Series includes a biographical essay, a German diary, with translation, documenting Drewes' time in Europe from 1918-1920, a 1922 "love letter" to Drewes' first wife Margaret written in a bound notebook in verse form with a translation from the German, and notes on Drewes' trips to Europe from the 1960s-1980s.
General notes on design and diagrams of class problems appear to have been written by Drewes' during his tenure at Washington University.
Writings by others include two essays on Drewes.
Some of the material in this series is labeled with "G" and "Y" stickers as the green and yellow series.
DescriptionContainer
By Drewes
Biographical Essay (G24), circa 1960s
2
26
Diagrams of Class Problems, 1957
2
27
Diary of Werner Drewes, English Translation, 2002
2
28
Diary of Werner Drewes, 1918-1920, Translation of Manuscript to Modern German (G21-G23), 1986
2
29-30
"Farewell Love Letter to Margaret when she left for the Azores in 1922" (Y1A), 1922
2
31
"Farewell Love Letter to Margaret when she left for the Azores in 1922," Translation (Y1B), 1986
2
32
General Notes on Design, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2
33
Miscellaneous Notes, Poems, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
2
34
Notes on Drewes' Trips to Europe (G27), circa 1984
2
35
By Others
Essay by Franz Geierhaas, English Translation (G25), "The Graphic Work of Werner Drewes", 1980
2
36
Essay on Drewes by Riedl (Y-40), 1979
2
37

Series 4: Catalogs and Inventory Records, circa 1919-circa 1980s
2.3 linear feet
Boxes 2-6

Series contains inventory records of artwork maintained by Drewes throughout his career from the early 1900s-1980s. Catalogs document artwork by genre and may record any or all of the following: the date of execution, title and assigned number, a sketch of the artwork with descriptive notes such as subject and dimensions, and sales information where applicable. In some cases photos of artwork are affixed beside the sketch. A series of copies of some of the catalogs, compiled from the originals in the 1980s, is also included here.
Index cards, which document artwork arranged by number, contain similar information but are accompanied in many cases by photographs, and negatives, of artwork rather than sketches.
The bulk of the catalogs and index cards are labeled with blue stickers as the "B" series; two folders contain "T" series index cards. All material is arranged in alpha-numerical order according to these labels.
DescriptionContainer
Catalog B1: Oils, 1930s-1980s
2
38
Catalogs B2, B3: Oils, 1930s-1980s
2
39
Catalog B4: Oils, 1930s-1980s
3
1
Catalog B5A: Oils, 1930s-1980s
3
2
Catalog B5B: Oils, 1930s-1980s
3
3
Catalogs B6, B7: Watercolors, 1930s-1970s
3
4
Catalogs B8, B9: Prints, circa 1919-1980s
3
5
Catalog B10: Prints, circa 1919-1980s
3
6
Catalog B12: Prints, circa 1919-1980s
3
7
Catalog B13: Collages, 1940s-1980s
3
8
Catalog B14, circa 1920s-circa 1940s
3
9
Catalog B15: Prints, circa 1919-1980s
3
10
Catalog, Not Numbered: Prints, circa 1919-1980s
3
11
Catalog Notes for Wolfram Drewes, circa 1940s-circa 1980s
3
12
Catalog Copies, B1, R2-R4, Y2-Y3, circa 1990s
3
13-14
Catalog Copies B2, B3, circa 1990s
3
15
Catalog Copies B4, circa 1990s
3
16-17
Catalog Copies B5A, B5B, circa 1990s
3
18-19
Catalog Copies B6, B7, circa 1990s
3
20
Index Cards
Cards for 1923-1944, B16, circa 1990s
4
1
Portrait Studies, 1924-1944, B16, circa 1970s
4
2
Paintings, 1932-1944, B17, circa 1970s
4
3
Paintings, 1932-1944, #191-337, B17, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
4
Artwork, 1924-1950, #1-124, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
5
Artwork, 1924-1950, #125-241, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
6
Artwork, 1924-1950, #241-322, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
7
Artwork, 1924-1950, #322-400, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
8
Artwork, 1924-1950, #401-476, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
9
Artwork, 1924-1950, #477-526, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
10
Artwork, 1924-1950, #526-599, B18, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
11
Artwork, 1951-1971, #600-655, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
12
Artwork, 1951-1971, #656-749, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
13
Artwork, 1951-1971, #750-800, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
14
Artwork, 1951-1971, #801-877, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
15
Artwork, 1951-1971, #878-933, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
16
Artwork, 1951-1971, #934-1016, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
17
Artwork, 1951-1971, #1017-1105, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
18
Artwork, 1951-1971, #1106-1199, B19, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
19
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1200-1239, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
20
Artwork, 1971-19851, #1240-1298, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
21
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1299-1363, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
22
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1364-1428, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
23
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1429-1486, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
24
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1488-1535, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
25
Artwork, 1971-1985, #1536-1570, B20, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
4
26
Artwork #T1-T109, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
5
1
Artwork #T110-T159, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
5
2
Price Lists and Miscellaneous Records , 1939, 1980s
5
3

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1920s-1985
3 folders
Box 5

Three scrapbooks include fragments of a clippings scrapbook about Drewes from the 1920s-1930s, a scrapbook compilied for Drewes' memorial service, and a scrapbook of photos of artwork and clippings compiled by Rosamund Frost.
DescriptionContainer
Fragments, 1920s-1930s
5
4
Memorial Service for Werner Drewes (G3), 1985
5
5
"Werner Drewes" by Rosamund Frost (G5), circa 1950
5
6

Series 6: Printed Material, 1897-2015
1 linear foot
Boxes 5-6

Announcements and catalogs are for Drewes' one-man shows as well as exhibitions and events in which Drewes participated.
Other announcements and catalogs include catalogs listing sales information for Drewes' artwork and announcements and catalogs for other artists.
Clippings are generally about Drewes and his exhibitions. Also found are 3 children's books published in Germany, one of which was a gift to Drewes as a child.
DescriptionContainer
Book,
Die Geschichten von Jan und Jon und von ihrem Lotsen-Fisch
by Lou Scheper-Berkenkamp (G2), 1947
5
7
Book,
Ganz dicht am Main
by Marianne Mielenhausen (G3), 1944
5
8
Book,
Wie die Tiere Soldated werden wollten
by Bootticher and Fedor Finzer, circa 1897
5
9
Clippings, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
5
10-11
Clippings , 1920s-1980s
5
12-24
Drewes Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
5
25-26
Drewes Announcements and Catalogs, 1930s-1960s
5
27-34
Drewes Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1970s-2015
6
1-12
Other Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1920s-ca. 1980s
6
13-16
Publications, 1930s-1980s
6
17-19

Series 7: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1890s-2002
3.67 linear feet
Boxes 6-9, 16-17

The bulk of Drewes' sketchbooks and groups of loose sketches, are dated and titled by subject or genre, and contain primarily pencil and ink sketches, with some crayon and watercolor sketches. Many are labeled with red stickers as the "R" series.
Also found are 10 folders of Drewes' prints made for holiday greeting cards. An additional folder contains cards made for Maria Drewes.
Two folders contain artwork by others, including family members.
The bulk of the material is labeled with "R" stickers as the red series and is arranged in numerical sequence.
DescriptionContainer
Folder for "Etchings from South America" (G 8), circa 1940s
6
20
Greeting Card Prints, 1940s-1980s
6
21-30
Sketchbook, 1912-1913
6
31
Sketchbook R1: Maine, 1968 September
6
32
Sketchbook R2: Untitled, 1947
6
33
Sketchbook R3B: Europe, 1952
7
1
Sketchbook R4: Trip to Europe, 1920
7
2
Sketchbook R5: France and Greece, 1971
7
3
Sketchbook R5A: Untitled (Mounted Sketches), 1933-1953
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 3
7
4
Sketchbook R6: Untitled, 1975
7
5
Sketchbook R6: Germany, 1939
7
6
Sketchbook R7: England, 1978
7
7
Sketchbook R7B: New England, 1968 September
7
8
Sketchbook R8A: Untitled, circa 1940s
7
9
Sketchbook R8B: Life Drawings, 1940
7
10
Sketchbooks R9 (2 books): Untitled and Life Drawings , circa 1940
7
11
Sketchbooks R10 (2 books): Untitled and Life Drawings, circa 1940s
7
12
Sketchbook R11: Life Drawings, 1940
7
13
Sketchbook R12: Figures, 1962
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 3
7
14
Sketchbook R16: Untitled, 1973
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 3
7
15
Sketchbook R17B: Yucatan and Figure, 1962
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 4
7
16
Sketchbook R18D: Untitled, 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 4
7
17
Sketchbook R19A: Luxemburg
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 5
7
18
Sketchbook R20 C: New England, 1961
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 5
7
19
Sketchbook R22 C: Untitled, 1976
7
20
Sketchbook R23C: Untitled, circa 1970s
7
21
Sketchbook R24: Title Illegible, 1975
7
22
Sketchbook R25B: France, Italy, 1958
7
23
Sketchbook R26C: Untitled, circa 1956
7
24
Sketchbook R27C: Untitled, 1956
7
25
Sketchbook R31A: Europe, Yucatan, 1963
7
26
Sketchbook R35B: Europe, 1970
7
27
Sketchbook R36B: France, 1971
7
28
Sketchbook R37B: Greece, Europe, 1974
7
29
Sketchbook R38B: Holiday in Norway, Rhine River Trip etc., 1977
7
30
Sketchbook R39B: Untitled, 1976-1978
7
31
Sketchbook R40B: Gandria, 1980 July 24
7
32
Sketchbook R41B: Switzerland, 1981
7
33
Sketchbook R42C: Untitled, 1985
8
1
Loose Sketches R43: Abstract, 1941-1951
8
2
Loose Sketches R45: Nature, 1930s-1980s
8
3-6
Loose Sketches R46: Black and White, Nature, 1930s-1980s
8
7-11
Loose Sketches R47: Abstracts, 1981-1983
8
12-15
Loose Sketches R49: NFS Abstracts, 1935-1946
8
16-17
Loose Sketches R50: Abstracts, 1970s
8
18-22
Loose Sketches R51: Pages from Old Sketchbooks, 1937-1939
8
23-27
Collage R55, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
8
28
Handmade Booklet R56, circa 1950s
8
29
Sketchbook R62: "From My Little Sketchbook, Remembrances of 1970: to Maria", 1970
8
30
Loose Sketches R65, circa 1960s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 16, Folder 6
8
31
Cards Made for Mary (Maria) Louise Drewes R67, 1960-1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 1
8
32
Loose Sketches R72, 1930s-1940s
8
33
Loose Sketches R73: Nature, Farm and St. Louis, 1934-1960
9
1-2
Loose Sketches R75: Miscellaneous, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 2
9
3
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Abstracts, 1930s-1950s
9
4-5
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Abstracts, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
9
6-7
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Nature, circa 1940s-circa 1970s
9
8-10
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Nature, 1940s-1980s
9
11-12
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Old, Mounted, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
9
13-15
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Untitled, 1940s-1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 3
9
16
Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Untitled, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
9
17-18
Artwork by Others, circa 1915-2002
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 4
9
19
Artwork by Others, Family Members, circa 1890s
9
20
Oversized Sketchbook R5A: Untitled (Mounted Sketches) from Box 7, Folder 4
16
3
Oversized Sketchbook R12: Figures from Box 7, Folder 14
16
3
Oversized Sketchbook R16: Untitled from Box 7, Folder 15
16
3
Oversized Sketchbook R17B: Yucatan and Figure from Box 7, Folder 16
16
4
Oversized Sketchbook R18D: Untitled from Box 7, Folder 17
16
4
Oversized Sketchbook R19A: Luxemburg from Box 7, Folder 18
16
5
Oversized Sketchbook R20 C: New England from Box 7, Folder 19
16
5
Oversized Loose Sketches R65 from Box 8, Folder 31
16
6
Oversized Cards Made for Mary (Maria) Louise Drewes R67 from Box 8, Folder 32
17
1
Oversized Loose Sketches R75: Miscellaneous from Box 9, Folder 3
17
2
Oversized Loose Sketches Not Numbered: Untitled from Box 9, folder 16
17
3
Oversized Artwork by Others from Box 9, Folder 19
17
4

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1890s-2000
5.53 linear feet
Boxes 9-14, 17, MGP 2

Series includes photographs of Drewes, including studio, portrait, family, exhibition and travel photographs. Also found are many photographs, negatives, and transparencies, as well as 8 glass negatives of works of art by Drewes. Many photographs of works of art have corresponding negatives affixed to the back of the photos.
One series of photographis was labeled with black labels and numbered as the "BK" series. This material is arranged in alpha-numerical sequence at the end of the series under the folder grouping "Works of Art in Labeled Series." Other "BK" photographs are arranged alphabetially by folder title with assigned numbers indicated in parentheses. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
DescriptionContainer
Bauhaus Buildings, 1928
9
21
Colleagues/Friends, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
9
22
Exhibitions, 1940s-1990s
9
23-31
Exhibitions, "Harald's AAA Gallery Show and Some of Wolf's Colored Windows", circa 1980s
9
32
Exhibitions, "Sixty-Five Years of Printmaking" (1985) (BK22), 1985
9
33
Family/Friends, circa 1890s-1980s
9
34-35
In Studio and Teaching, circa 1950s-1980s
9
36
Interiors of Drewes Home
9
37
Miscellaneous, circa 1980s-2000
9
38
Point Pleasant and Wolfram Drewes House, 1972
10
1-2
Portraits of Drewes and Maria Drewes, circa 1930s-1980s
Oversized material housed in box 17, Folder 6
10
3
Portraits of Drewes (BK7), 1980
10
4
School Photograph, 1914
10
5
Travel (inc. Manhattan G18), circa 1960s-1977
10
6
Travel: California and Colorado; Europe (Seconds); Guatemala, circa 1960s
10
7
Travel: Majorca, Spain; Mexico, circa 1960s
10
8
Travel: Peru; Yucatan, circa 1960s
10
9
Travel: Peru Documentation, circa 1960s
11
1
Travel: Photo Album-U.S.A. Trip, Buildings (BK6), 1926
11
2
Works of Art, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
11
3-32
Works of Art, Negatives, circa 1970s-circa 1990s
11
33-35
Works of Art, Numbered 1-1500s, circa 1970s
12
1-7
Works of Art, Album, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
12
8
Works of Art, Album, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
12
9
Works of Art, Collection of C. & S. L. Osgood, circa 1980s
12
10
Works of Art Given To C. U., 1992
12
11
Works of Art, Slides, 1960s-circa 1990s
12
12-23
Works of Art, Slides by B. Kopp, 1970s-1980s
12
24-29
Works of Art, Slides by Marianne Gurley, 1987
13
1-2
Works of Art, Slides by Marianne Gurley, Extras, 1987
13
3-7
Works of Art, Slides of Work Bought by National Park Service, 1970s
13
8-9
Works of Art, Slides "Steinberg Hall"
13
10
Works of Art, Watercolors Returned from Snyder Gallery, circa 1980s
13
11
Works of Art, Wolfram Drewes Private Art Collection, 1990s
13
12-13
Works of Art, Transparencies, 1970s-1980s
13
14-16
Works of Art in Labeled Series
BK2: Photo Positives of Artwork, circa 1980s
13
17
BK3: Photo Positives of Artwork, circa 1980s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 7
13
18
BK5: Photo Scrapbook, 1935-1953
13
19-21
BK6: Photo Postivies of Rose Catalogue Artwork, circa 1980s
13
22-23
BK8: Photos of Woodcuts, circa 1980s
13
24
BK9: Photos by Marianne Gurley for Book, circa 1980s
13
25
BK10: Sleeves of Glass Plate Negatives of Artwork, circa 1956
(8 glass plate negatives housed in MGP 2)
13
26
BK11: Photos of Early Paintings, Portraits, circa 1970s
13
27
BK13: Photo Album of Black and White Photos of Artwork, circa 1930s
13
28
BK14: Photo Albums of Black and White Photos of Old "Rare" Pictures, circa 1970s
14
1
BK15: Black and White Photos with Negatives of Artwork, circa 1970s
14
2-3
BK16: Photos of Oils by Drewes, circa 1970s
14
4
BK19: Black and White Photos of Artwork with Negatives, circa 1970s
14
5
BK20: Black and White Photos of Artwork, circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 17, Folder 8
14
6
BK23: Transparencies by Marianne Gurley, circa 1980s
14
7
BK24: Transparencies by Marianne Gurley, circa 1980s
14
8
BK25: Brigitte Helloth Material, 1980
14
9
BK26: Photos of Artwork, circa 1980s
14
10-11
BK27: Slide Box File of Paintings, circa 1970s
14
12-13
BK27: Slide Box File of Paintings, Documentation from original box, circa 1970s
14
14
Glass Plate Negatives
8 glass negatives
MGP 2
Works of Art by Others, circa 1990s
14
15
Works of Art by Others, Sold at Auction for Estate, circa 1980s
14
16
Portraits of Drewes and Maria Drewes from Box 10, Folder 3
17
6
Oversized BK3: Photo Positives of Artwork from Box 13, Folder 18
17
7
Oversized Works of Art in Labeled Series BK 20: Black and White Photos of Artwork from Box 14, Folder 6
17
8

Series 9: Mary (Maria) Louise Lischer Drewes Papers, 1930s-1980s
1 linear foot
Box 15

Papers provide scattered documentation of Maria Drewes' marriage to Werner Drewes and her career as a jewelry professor and desginer. Correspondence relating to her work prior to her marriage to Drewes, includes her 1957 teaching certificate and letters of reference from the City Art Museum of St. Louis, as well as family letters and diaries primarily documenting European travels during the 1960s-1980s. Also found are notes, a scrapbook and photographs of Maria Drewes' jewelry designs.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1940s-1980s
15
1
Correspondence, Letters to Family, 1960s
15
2-3
Death Notices, 1987
15
4
Diaries, 1960-1986
15
5-9
Insurance Valuation of Jewelry, 1959
15
10
Marriage Announcements and Letters, 1950s, 1960
15
11
Notes on Jewelry, 1930s-1940s
15
12-13
Scrapbook of Jewelry Designs, 1960s-1980s
15
14
Scrapbook of Photographs of Jewelry, circa 1970s
15
15
Photographs, 1930s-1980s
15
16
Photograph Album of Maria's Family, circa 1900-circa 1950s
15
17
Photographs of Jewelry, circa 1970s-circa 1980s
15
18-19

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