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William de Leftwich Dodge and Sara Dodge Kimbrough papers, 1891-1973

Dodge, William de Leftwich, 1867-1935

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; scrapbook; a published biography; photographs; and clippings. Some of the material was compiled by Dodge's daughter, Sara Dodge Kimbrough, in preparation for her biography of her father, "Drawn From Life."
REEL 379: Scrapbook of clippings, announcements, printed material relating to Dodge's career.
REEL 532: Letters from Frederick MacMonnies and George Grey Barnard, Jules Guerin, Dean Cornwell, Katrina Trask, Ruth St. Denis, Charles Keck, Upton Sinclair, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others associated with Dodge as colleagues or sitters. Also included are: letters from Dodge to his daughter, Sara Dodge Kimbrough, and letters of condolence from colleagues, relatives and friends to his widow; clippings on Dodge's work; a press release concerning his N.Y. State capitol murals; a sketch and a summary of Kimbrough's "Done from Life".
REEL 722: Personal letters to Sara Dodge Kimbrough from her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rogewr A. Pryor, and letters relating to Kimbrough's biography of her father, "Done from Life," from Henry McFee, Blair Niles, Luigi Lucioni, Betty MacMonnies, and other; exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and material relating to Dodge's Venus.
UNMICROFILMED: "Done from Life", published biography of Dodge by his daughter, Sara Dodge Kimbrough; photographs of Dodge murals; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural and portrait painter; New York, N.Y.


Material on reels 379, 532 and 722 lent for microfilming 1972-1974 by Sara Dodge Kimbrough, Dodge's daughter; (Portions of the papers were microfilmed twice.) Most were subsequently donated in 2001 by Leftwich D. Kimbrough along with some unmicrofilmed papers.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 379, 532 and 722: Originals returned to Sara Dodge Kimbrough after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 379, 532 & 722 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

How to Cite This Collection

William de Leftwich Dodge and Sara Dodge Kimbrough papers, 1891-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.