James Edward Davis papers, 1917-1969.

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Davis, Jim, 1901-1974. James Edward Davis papers, 1917-1969.

James Edward Davis papers, 1917-1969.

Correspondence; photographs; drawings; sketches and designs; typescripts; exhibition announcements and clippings. Correspondence; ca. 1000 photographs of Davis's paintings, plastic mobiles, motion studies; 13 notebooks containing photos and notes on his films, visual design, plastics, Frank Lloyd Wright and other subjects; exhibition announcements; and clippings. Correspondents include Rosalind Kossoff (Director AF Films and FilmImages), John Marin, Frank Lloyd Wright, Len Lye, Sibyl and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Norman De Marco, Alfred Stieglitz, Wynant Vanderpool, Edward Steichen, and others. Sketches, designs, and working papers relating to Davis's plastic constructions, mobiles, and abstract art films; photos of works; a file on Davis's exhibition at Princeton, 1963; statements on his work; and typescripts, "Notes on Frank Lloyd Wright," and "Notes on John Marin." Selection of drawings, 1919-1950, with explanatory notes by Davis. Sixteen letters from John Marin, 1940-1947. Slides and miscellany.

3.4 linear ft. (on 7 microfilm reels)

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