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William Hunt Diederich papers, 1900-1976

William Hunt Diederich papers, 1900-1976

Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953


Collection Information

Size: 1260 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, writings, sketches, photographs and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor. Grandson of William Morris Hunt and grandnephew of Richard Morris Hunt. Most productive in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to bronzes, he designed decorative wrought iron works.


Material on reel 3590 donated 1984 by Diana Diederich Blake, Hunt Diederich's daughter from his second marriage. She lent material on reels 3339 and 3364-65 in 1985. The 1920 Kingore exhibition catalog on reel 3339 was subsequently donated by William H. Diederich, Hunt Diederich's son, in 1985.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 3339 (except 1920 and 3464-3465: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3339, 3464-3465, and 3590 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Hunt Diederich papers, 1900-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.