Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975

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Brenda Putnam was an American sculptor and author (1890-1975). The daughter of Herbert Putnam, a former Librarian of Congress, Brenda Putnam underscored the significance of her collection by providing not only brief annotations for various items, but often detailed reminiscences of her personal and professional life, thus establishing a context in which to view both her Papers as well as her artistic career.

From the guide to the Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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From the guide to the Brenda Putnam Illustrations, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence, 1919-1956 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Katharine Lane Weems papers, 1865-1989. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Harold Bauer Collection, 1880-1951, (bulk 1920-1951) Library of Congress. Music Division
referencedIn Berryman family papers, 1829-1984, bulk 1882-1961 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Berryman family Washington, D. C. Berryman family papers, 1829-1984 (bulk 1882-1961). Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brenda Putnam Illustrations, undated Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Brookgreen Garden photographs. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975. Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gladys Edgerly Bates Papers, 1913-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955. Papers of Herbert Putnam, 1783-1958 (bulk 1899-1939). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lloyd, Bertha Elizabeth, b. 1869. Bertha Elizabeth & Ethel Spencer Lloyd papers, 1936-1955. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
creatorOf Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf PUTNAM, BRENDA. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Muschenheim, Frederick A. Frederick A. and Elsa Muschenheim collection of musicians' portraits and correspondence, 1919-1956. New York Public Library System, NYPL
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith Baillie, Robert A. person
associatedWith Bates, Gladys Edgerly Archives. person
correspondedWith Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951 person
associatedWith Berryman family family
associatedWith Berryman family Washington, D. C. family
associatedWith Bunyan, John, 1628-1688 person
associatedWith Burrill, Edgar White, 1883- person
associatedWith Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945 person
associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960 person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. person
associatedWith Eli Lilly and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Flanagan, John, 1865-1952 person
associatedWith Folger Shakespeare Library corporateBody
associatedWith Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936 person
associatedWith Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939 person
associatedWith Grand Central Art Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901- person
associatedWith Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973 person
associatedWith Huntington, Archer Milton, 1870- person
associatedWith Lathrop, Gertrude Katherine, 1896- person
associatedWith Liturgical Arts Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Lloyd, Bertha Elizabeth, b. 1869. person
associatedWith McCartan, Edward, 1878-1947 person
associatedWith McCracken, Harold, 1894- person
associatedWith Medallic Art Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Muschenheim, Frederick A person
associatedWith Muschenheim, Frederick A. person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Sculpture Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York University., Hall of Fame. corporateBody
associatedWith Nickerson, Ruth. person
associatedWith Norton, R. H. person
associatedWith Putnam, Herbert, 1861-1955. person
associatedWith Smit, Joan. person
associatedWith Trowbridge, Alexander Buel, 1868- person
associatedWith United States Mint. corporateBody
associatedWith United States., Work Projects Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Waugh, Sidney, 1904- person
associatedWith Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899- person
associatedWith Wright, Louis B. (Louis Booker), 1899-1984 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Women artists--United States
Women sculptors--United States
Art, American--20th century
Art--Illustrators
Sculpture, American--20th century
Art--Sculpture
Art, American
Sculpture, American
Sculptors--United States
Allegories--Pictorial works
Medalists, United States
Occupation
Artists
Medalists
Sculptors
Activity

Person

Birth 1890-06-03

Death 1975

Americans

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