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Willard Warren Cummings papers, 1911-1997, bulk 1930-1975

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1930-1997
1.2 Linear feet
Box 1, 18, OVs 20-22

Biographical materials include addresses, five appointment books, architectural plans, awards and certificates, biographical sketches and chronology, material documenting Cummings's relationship with the Colby College Art Gallery, family documents, a guest book from 1957, an interview transcript, a few legal papers, and membership cards. Also included are sketches, photographs, clippings of advertisements, templates, and source material for a mural commissioned by the Warner Brothers Company in Connecticut to document their history as a women's clothing company. Also found are Cummings's War Art Unit notebook containing administrative records; and memorial records containing a guest book, eulogy by John I.H. Baur, and obituaries.
Description Container Select
Address Books, circa 1960s
1
1-2
Addresses, circa 1960s
1
3
Appointment Books, 1967-1974
1
4-5
Architectural Plans, undated
20
Awards and Certificates, circa 1970
Includes an exhibition catalog for the Fourth Annual Exhibition of Artists of Northern Westchester where Cummings won the Junior League Prize for Oils.
1
6
Awards and Certificates, 1969
20
Biographical Sketches and Chronology, circa 1950-1972
1
7
Colby College Art Gallery, 1959-1963
Includes a project proposal for the college's art collection, material for the Friends of Art at Colby College, printed materials, and lists of paintings in the art collection.
1
8
Family Documents, circa 1950s
Includes school work and drawings by Cummings's children.
1
9
Guest Book for Unidentified Event, 1957
1
10
Identification Documents, 1944-1964
1
11
Interview Transcript, circa 1941
Transcript is of a WBZ-WBZA broadcast about Vose Galleries history.
1
12
Legal, 1930-1970
1
13
Membership Cards, 1944-1971
1
14
Memorial Records, 1975
Includes one guest book, a transcript of a eulogy given by John I.H. Baur at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and obituaries.
1
15-16
Mural Project for Warner Brothers Company, circa 1965
1
17-23
Mural Project for Warner Brothers Company, circa 1965
18
1
Mural Project for Warner Brothers Company, circa 1965
21
Mural Project for Warner Brothers Company, circa 1965
22
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Records, 1957-1997
Includes a photocopy of a letter from Janet Van Hise Davidson donating her childhood portrait by Cummings to Skowhegan School, financial records, and material regarding fundraising.
1
24-25
War Art Unit Notebook, 1943
The notebook includes material on directives, orders, financial information, and supply and shipping records that Cummings collected as 2nd Lt. in the Corps of Engineers, War Art Unit.
1
26-27

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