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William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038)

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Correspondence

Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath

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William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038), 1926-1960 | MSS Manuscripts

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Title: William Eisendrath Papers (MSS038), 1926-1960Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1926-1960

ID: MSS/MSS/038

Primary Creator: Eisendrath, William

Extent: 65.0 Items

Date Acquired: 12/13/1966

Languages: English, French, Italian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes correspondence from Alexander Calder; Jean Dubuffet; Franz, Prince of Bavaria; Fernand Leger; Marino Marini; Alfonso Ossorio; William Zorach; and William Troy to Eisendrath. Also includes a letter to Elizabeth de Charius from Antionio Frasconi, a Dubuffet lithograph, and clippings of reviews and articles by William Troy.

Collection Historical Note

William N. Eisendrath Jr. (March 4, 1903 – February 21, 1983) was a teacher and nationally known organizer of art exhibitions. As chairman of the exhibitions committee of the Arts Club of Chicago, Eisendrath organized one of the first American shows of the French Cubist painter Fernand Leger, and what is believed to be the first American exhibition of the Swiss painter Paul Klee. He also organized one of the first shows of the American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock. He was a curator and professor emeritus of the history of art at Washington University in St. Louis. He recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of William Eisendrath

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 794, December 13, 1966

Accession number 1399, May 1973

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed March 1970 and January 1974


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1964],
[Series 2: Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath, 1926-1938, 1956],
[Series 3: Ephemera],
[All]

Series 2: Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath, 1926-1938, 1956Add to your cart.
41 items
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Explains his teaching position; consoles Eisendrath on move from Harvard and encourages his decision to go abroad, 1926: February 2Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: Comments on teaching, attitude to graduate study; reviews his recent reading, 1926: March 29Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: Announces arrangements to teach at New York University [Washington Square College]; comments on the artist in America, 1926: May 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Discussing his teaching, living arrangements, cultural life in New York, 1926: November 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: News of friends. Discusses his articles in The Figure in the Carpet; announces plan to go abroad for the summer, 1928: April 10Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 6: Recovering from travels in Europe; news of friends, 1928: September 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 7: Thanks him for unidentified gifts, 1928: October 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Theater visits; has learned that Tree Tops has burned down, 1929: March 12Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Thanks him for pleasant visit in Chicago and travel westward; discussed life in Grenoble; news of friends, 1929: August 1Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 10: Discusses his living situation, theater visits, readings, news of friends; his changed attitude to critical writing, his French literature interests, 1929: November 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 4 pages
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Reports on his travels, his own attitude to his study and writing projects and feelings about the work of James Joyce, Richard Aldington, and Fitzgerald. Announces his plan to return to New York. News of Thomas McGreevy, 1930: March 7Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 7 pages
Item 2: Reports on six weeks of travel in England; comments on Thomas Wolfe; news of friends; arranges to meet in Chicago, 1930: July 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: News of friends; strenuous teaching, recent reading, 1930: October 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Thanks him for carrying out a favor; news of reading, 1930: November 8Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Arranges to meet in Chicago during the holidays, 1930: December 12Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: Invites him to visit; news of friends; recent theater shows and films attended, 1931: March 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Arranges to meet in the summer; lists some French titles he would like to have, 1931: May 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Thanks him for enjoyable Chicago visit; comments on his own health, teaching routine; news of friends, 1931: September 27Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 9: Mentions some James books; notice of new apartment, 1931: October 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Thanks him for sending James books, mentions teaching choices. Settled in new apartment; he is reviewing Virginia Woolf's new novel [The Waves], 1931: November 13Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 11: On board a short cruise to Bermuda. News of friends; reviews reading in French literature, 1931: December 30Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Reports on visit to Ireland and Germany; summer school teaching, 1932: August 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: Arranges to meet in Chicago during the holidays. Reviews recent theater visits and literary projects; news of friends, 1932: December 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: Thanks him for enjoyable visit; apologizes for comments on Chicago and the midwest; discusses his review of D.H. Lawrence's letters in the Symposium and comments on his new cinema reviewing position on The Nation; other literary projects and recent entertainment, 1933: January 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 4: Reports on his varied activities - teaching, reviewing, travel plans; disruptions of moving again; news of friends. Asks him to meet with Margaret Marshall of The Nation when she visits Chicago, 1933: May 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Thanks him for agreeing to meet with Margaret Marshall, 1933: May 29Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 6: News of marriage to Leonie Adams, June 3rd, and obtaining a driver's license and car. News of friends, 1933: June 26Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 7: Invitation to visit at their new house, 1933: July 15Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 8: Regrets not seeing Eisendrath during the summer, 1933: September 22Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Hopes to see him on his year's send visit to Chicago, 1933: December 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: Changes date of arrival in Chicago, 1933: December 21Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Reports on travels and news of moving their house from one town to another and the resulting problems. Prepares to teach summer school and regrets that he will be unable to get to Chicago during the summer, 1934: July 18Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 2: Explains his extremely busy life and reviews current problems in tackling various projects. Discusses his efforts to reconcile his social conscience with literature and his intellectual life, 1934: December 2Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 7 pages
Item 3: Discusses his unhappiness with his teaching situation, and comments on the reorganization of The Nation and his work as reviewer. Reports on the progress of their house, 1935: May 8Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 4: Reports on the progress of the house and other news, 1935: August 6Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 5: Discusses the intellectual atmosphere of Bennington College, particularly the influence of Leigh, the President. Reports on his teaching, feelings about being away from New York and his journalism work, 1935: November 23Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages
Item 6: Arranges for a meeting in New York, 1935: December 14Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: Regrets that they have lost touch. Disusses their mixes feelings about teaching at Bennington. News of friends; plans for the future, 1937: June 11Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages
Item 8: New Year's greetings, 1938: January 2Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: Comments on their teaching, travels, particularly in Spain. Encloses autograph postcard from the Prado, 1956: January 17Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 2 pages
Item 10: Recounts his illness, including stroke in 1957, throat cancer and loss of voice. Notes varied literary activities of Leonie Adams, 1960: April 16Add to your cart.
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1935-1964],
[Series 2: Correspondence, William Troy to William Eisendrath, 1926-1938, 1956],
[Series 3: Ephemera],
[All]


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