Manuscripts

MSS 91
International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts By Deaf Artists
Collection of the International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts By Deaf Artists,1930-1951


Gallaudet University Archives


Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 91
Creator:
Title: Collection of the International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts By Deaf Artists,1930-1951
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Abstract:
Note: This document last updated 2005 December 13.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Eleanor Sherman Font gave the Records of the International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts by Deaf Artists to the Gallaudet University Library in August 1959.
Processed by: Carie Lyn Kelly 1984 November 28.
Processing Note: Revised by Michael Olson. 2001 April 4.
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:See ALADIN

Historical Sketch

The International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts by Deaf Artists was held at the Roerich Museum in New York City from July 21 to August 11, 1934.

The exhibition was given in cooperation with the American Society of Deaf Artists; an organization affiliated with the American Federation of Arts and the Salon International des Artistes Silencieux of Paris.

This was the fifth exhibition of Salon International des Artistes Silencieux, but the first of its kind held in the United States. It was held in conjunction with the 17th Triennial Convention of the National Association of the Deaf.

The exhibit focused on the contributions of deaf artists, specifically those who were born deaf or became deaf before studying art.

Chairperson in charge of the committee was Miss Eleanor E. Sherman of New York City. Marcus L. Kenner and Edwin W. Nies locally assisted her.

Scope and Content

The International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts by Deaf Artists was held at the Roerich Museum in New York City, July 21 to August 11, 1934. This marked the fifth exhibition of the Salon International des Artistes Silencieux, but the first of its kind in the United States. More than one hundred exhibitions represented the ten countries that participated.

The Exhibition was arranged in conjunction with the 17th Triennial Convention of the National Association of the Deaf. The purpose of the exhibition was twofold: to educate the public about the cultural achievement of deaf people and provide those attending the National Association of the Deaf Convention with a cultural impression worth remembering.

The exhibition consisted of a variety of mediums: paintings, water colors, etchings, small sculptures in wood and stone, ivory miniatures, photography and book bindings. Countries represented were Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and the United States.

The collection, approximately 2,550 pages of manuscripts and photographs, consists of letters, exhibition programs, applications, newspaper clippings and publicity reports. The collection is divided into three series. The first being general manuscripts including appeals to foundations, registration blanks, committee minutes and letters from the Salon International des Artistes Silencieux.

The remainder of the collection, which is divided into American Artists and European Artists consists of photographs and descriptions of individual exhibits, biographical information on each artists and his/her work, newspaper clippings and letters. These are arranged alphabetically by country and the artist's last name.

Series Descriptions

Series 1: International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts File
Box 1

This series consists of various papers related to the International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts by Deaf Artists. Included are exhibition catalogues, correspondence, flyers, news releases, minutes, and photographs, list of donors, letters, receipts, applications, and newspaper clippings.

Series 2: American Deaf Artists File
Box 2

Included in this series is information relating to the participating American Deaf Artists. Included are biographical information, collection and exhibition descriptions, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs.

Series 3: European Deaf Artists File
Box 3

This series consists of biographical information, letters, news clippings, collection and exhibition descriptions, as well as photographs.

Collection also contains an oversize scrapbook contains clippings of the event.

Folders Lists

 
Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Catalogue--4th Salon International Des Artistes Silencieux 1930
1 2 Catalogue—Exhibition of Paintings by Deaf Artists 1935
1 3 Catalogue—International Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts by Deaf Artists 1934
1 4 Circulars and Contracts—blank  1934
1 5 Correspondence—Appeals to Foundations 1934
1 6 Correspondence—Colas, Marguerite 1933-1936
1 7 Correspondence—Czechoslovakia Consul General 1934
1 8 Correspondence—France Consul General 1934
1 9 Correspondence—German Consul General 1934
1 10 Correspondence—Roerich Museum 1934-1935
1 11 Flyers  1934
1 12 Invitation Cards 1934
1 13 Letterhead Stationery—blank 1934
1 14 Letters  1934-1936
1 15 List of Addresses n.d.
1 16 List of Deaf Artists 1934
1 17 List of Donors 1934
1 18 Minutes of the Committee Meetings 1933-1934
1 19 News Releases  1934
1 20 Newspaper clippings 1934-1937
1 21 Notes 1934-1935
1 22 Photographs and Negatives 1934
1 23 Program books—17th Triennial Convention of the National Association of the Deaf  1934
1 24 Receipts and Expenditures 1934-1935
1 25 Record Book n.d.
1 26 Registration Forms of Deaf Artists 1934
2 1 Aiken, Frank A.  1934
2 2 Alexander, Jacques 1934
2 3 Anderson, Algot 1934-1939
2 4 Arnold, Newell Hillis 1934
2 5 Blackinton, Mary Till  1934
2 6 Bonham, Guy L. 1934
2 7 Brucker, Gustav 1934
2 8 Carlin, John 1934
2 9 Casinelli, Louis 1934
2 10 Clarke, John Louis 1932-1949
2 11 Correspondence—Clarke, Mrs. John L. 1934-1941
2 12 Greis, Leo 1934
2 13 Haeseler, Frederick Conrad 1934
2 14 Hannan, Ernest Elmer  1934-1938
2 15 Lauby, John 1934
2 16 LeClercq, Charles J. 1934
2 17 Marr, Thomas Scott 1930-1934
2 18 Moore, Henry Humphrey 1934
2 19 Newsam, Albert  1934
2 20 Norton, Ernest E. 1934
2 21 Parker, Charles 1934
2 22 Pelser, Anna K. 1934
2 23 Quinlin, Will J.  1934
2 24 Schupbach, Hedwig Julia M. 1934
2 25 Smith, Charles Timothy 1922-1937
2 26 Stauffer, John M. 1934
2 27 Stevens, Kelly H. 1934-1937
2 28 Tilden, Douglas  1934-1951
2 29 Van Eman, Orision  1934
2 30 Washburn, Cadwallader L. 1933-1934
3 1 Austria—Ambrosi, Gustinus  1934
3 2 Belgium—Audenaert, Auguste; Raty, Albert; Schauvlieghe, Robert  1934-1935
3 3 Belgium—Schauvlieghe, Robert, Correspondence 1934
3 4 Czechoslovakia—Hauner, Vilem B. 1934
3 5 England-Bilibin, Alexander; Forbes-Robertson,Philippe; Thomson, Reginald Alfred 1934-1936
3 6 Germany-Arnheim, Hans; Burger, F. A.; Christlieb, H.; Fechner, G.; Kletzing, Willi; Rudiger, O. G.; Stein-Kirchen, Karl; Thomas, B.                1934-1937
3 7 Germany—Burger, Ferdinand Albert 1934
3 8 Italy—Fumi, Ugobaldo 1934-1936
3 9 Italy—Moili Da Olciu, Ezio 1934-1936
3 10 Netherlands—Langeraad, Pierre Leonard Van 1934
3 11 Puerto Rico—Font, Juan Francisco E. 1934
3 12 Russia—Savelieff, Paul 1934
3 13 Scandinavian—Hansen, Kunstmaker; Kanderholm, Konstnaver 1934
3 14 Spain  1934
3 15 Spain—Blasco, Euglio 1934-1935
3 16 Spain—Garavilla, Angel  1934-1936
3 17 Spain—Ibarrondo, Juan B. de 1934-1936
3 18 Spain—Zubiaurre, Ramon de 1934-1935
3 19 Spain—Zubiaurre, Valentin de 1934-1936

 

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