Raymond Baxter and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden papers, 1937-1996.


Dowden, Raymond Baxter, 1905-1982. Raymond Baxter and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden papers, 1937-1996.

Raymond Baxter and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden papers, 1937-1996.

Correspondence, letter essays, writings, project files, printed material, works of art, and photographs primarily regarding Dowden's positions as head of the Design Department at Cooper Union Art School (CUAS) for 32 years and Director of the Yale summer art school in Norfolk, Connecticut. Also included are papers of Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden. REELS 4884-4885: Biographical material consists of memorial tributes and obituaries, 1982. Correspondence, 1952-1980, is with friends and colleagues, primarily concerning the Cooper Union Art School and it's publications and projects, calligraphy, and the Yale-Norfolk art school, 1952-1982. Among the correspondents are Rudolf Arnheim, painter Byron Thomas, and Floyd Starr of the Starr Commonwealth for Boys, where Dowden had gone as a boy. Letters, written in essay form, 1955-1978, by Dowden regard Anne Ophelia's botanical drawing publications, his health concerns, travel plans, and general thoughts. Writings, ca. 1960, concern Dowden's philosophy of art in relation to CUAS. Also included are files regarding CUAS publications, Green Camp, Dowden's participation as an art juror, the Yale summer art school, and Byron Thomas's death and memorial service, 1978. Printed material, 1940-1976, includes exhibition announcements and catalogs, CUAS publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, and reproductions of Dowden's art work. Original art work by Raymond and Ophelia include ink drawings and pencil sketches. Photographs are of family and friends, works of art and exhibition installations, and friends while Dowden was a resident fellow at the Tiffany Foundation in 1929 and 1932. Biographical material, writings, an outline of a book on design, exhibition announcements, printed material, and photographs.

0.8 linear ft. (microfilmed on 2 partial reels)Addition: 12 items.

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Dowden, Raymond Baxter, 1905-1982

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Painters; New York, N.Y. Raymond Dowden taught design at Cooper Union Art School, New York, N.Y., and is known also for his calligraphy work. His wife, Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden, was a botanical artist. Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden died in 2007. From the description of Raymond Baxter and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden papers, 1937-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78028662 ...

Starr, Floyd Elliot, 1883-1980

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Books written by Anne Ophelia Dowden: Poisons in our path, Plants that harm and heal; Consider the lilies, Plants of the Bible; Look at a flower; Roses. From the description of Oral history interview with Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden [sound recording] / interviewed by June Holmes, 1993. 1993. (Boulder Public Library). WorldCat record id: 427361374 Please see the following (copies of the articles are available in the Dowden correspondence file): 1. Anne O...