Manuscripts
Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the William Eisendrath Papers (WTU00038)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: William Eisendrath Papers
Creator: Eisendrath, William,1903 -1983, America art historian
Call number: WTU00038
Language: English

Access and Use:
Source:

Unknown.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open to research.

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff.


Biography

William Eisendrath was a prominent American art historian and curator who served as curator of collections for Washington University's Department of Art from 1960 to 1968.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The small group of papers represented here consists of a portion of Eisendrath's professional correspondence. During the course of his career, Eisendrath developed close personal friendships and working relationships with numerous contemporary artists. His collection includes letters and, in some cases, artwork from Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Fernando Leger, among others. One of Eisendrath's closest friends, and the primary reason his papers are included in this Guide, was the critic William Troy. Troy's letters to Eisendrath are housed here and they provide a glimpse at the personal and professional life on one of our most important critics.

Subject Terms

  • Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976.
  • Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985.
  • Frasconi, Antonio, 1919-
  • Leger, Ferdand, 1881-1955.
  • Troy, William, 1903-1961
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   -/-  
Papers 1926-1964 (65 items)   
Scope: The small group of papers represented here consists of a portion of Eisendrath's professional correspondence. During the course of his career, Eisendrath developed close personal friendships and working relationships with numerous contemporary artists. His collection includes letters and, in some cases, artwork from Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Fernando Leger, among others. One of Eisendrath's closest friends, and the primary reason his papers are included in this Guide, was the critic William Troy. Troy's letters to Eisendrath are housed here and they provide a glimpse at the personal and professional life on one of our most important critics.