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Collection Number: 04584

Collection Title: Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers, 1920s-1990s

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Size 7.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,100 items)
Abstract Charles Edward Eaton, poet and professor, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.; received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1936; studied at Princeton; and received his M.A. degree from Harvard, where he worked with Robert Frost, who later recommended him to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Eaton served as United States Vice Consul in Brazil, 1942- 1946, and as professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina, 1946-1952. In 1950, he married Isabel Patterson of Pittsburgh. Eaton was a widely published and highly regarded writer, who has won numerous poetry prizes and other honors. The collection consists of letters, photographs, catalogs, clippings, printed books, and other items relating to the work of artists represented in the Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection. Included are materials from exhibits of works from the collection and materials relating to agents and other collectors. Some of the artists and others represented in the papers are listed below as subject headings.
Creator Eaton, Charles Edward, 1916-2006.



Eaton, Isabel Patterson.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers #4584, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 1991 (Acc. 91062), January 1992 (Acc. 92015), March 1995 (Acc. 95038), August 1996 (Acc. 96120), March 1998 (Acc. 98040 and 98041).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Charles Edward Eaton, poet and professor, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.; received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1936; studied at Princeton; and received his M.A. degree from Harvard, where he worked with Robert Frost, who later recommended him to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Eaton served as United States Vice Consul in Brazil, 1942- 1946, and as professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina, 1946-1952. In 1950, he married Isabel Patterson of Pittsburgh. Eaton was a widely published and highly regarded writer, who has won numerous poetry prizes and other honors.

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The collection consists of letters, photographs, catalogs, clippings, printed books, and other items relating to the work of artists represented in the Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers. Included are materials from exhibits of works from the collection and materials relating to agents and other collectors.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Index to and inventory of collection binders #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Binder 1: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

George C. Ault materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
Milton Avery materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Accompanied by two published books: Milton Avery: Paintings, 1930-1960 and Long Island Landscape Painting, Volume II: The Twentieth Century by Ronald G. Pisano.

Binder 2: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Robert Beauchamp materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
George Bellows materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Accompanied by published book: George W. Bellows: His Lithographs.

Binders 3-6: Robert Broderson materials #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Accompanied by published book: Robert Broderson: 32 Drawings.

Binder 7: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Charles Burchfield materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
Jacques Joseph Camins materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
George Constant materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Accompanied by published book: George Constant, autographed by the artist.

Charles Francois Daubigny materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
Frederick Dielmann materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Binder 8: Philip Evergood materials #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Accompanied by published book: Philip Evergood by John I. H. Baur. Autographed by the artist.

Binder 9: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 1

Mark Fisher materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Accompanied by June 1967 issue of Antiques Magazine that contains the article "Mark Fisher: An American Impressionist" by Ian M. G. Quimby.

Richard Florsheim materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1

Accompanied by published book: Richard Florsheim: The Artist and His Work by August Freudlich.

Robert Calisek materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
Xavier Gonzalez materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 1
Box 2

Binder 10: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

George Grosz materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
David Holleman materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Raymond Howell materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Karl Knaths materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Marie Laurencin materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2

Binders 11-12: Clare Leighton materials #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Binder 13: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Philip Malicoat materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Marino Marini materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Reginald Marsh materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Jules Pascin materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Matt Phillips materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Everett Shinn materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Vernon Smith materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Raphael Soyer materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2

Accompanied by published book: Diary of an Artist by Raphael Soyer. Autographed by the artist.

Binders 14-15: Nicholas Sperakis materials #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Binder 16: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Maurice Sterne materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
George W. Storm materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
William Thon materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2

Binder 17: #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Agnes Weinrich materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2
Jack B. Yeats materials #04584, Series Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s., Box 2

Binder 18: Papers of Tirca Karlis, art dealer #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Binder 19: Charles and Isabel Eaton Collection of American Paintings, Ackland Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 22 February-22 March 1970 #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Binder 19a: Calderwood/Drury(?) correspondence #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Relating to the film Karl Knaths' Cape Cod, which was shown at the Carolina Theater, February 1970, in connection with the exhibition at the Ackland Art Center of the Charles and Isabel Eaton Collection of American Paintings.

Binder 20: The Eaton Collection, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 7-28 February 1971 #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

Binder 21: Papers of Josephine Del Deo, author, biographer, and museum curator #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 2

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Box 3

Box 4

Karl Knaths materials #04584, Series: "Charles Edward and Isabel Patterson Eaton Art Collection Papers: Original Deposit, 1920s-1990s." Box 3-4

Includes correspondence (family and professional), photographs of Knaths and of his paintings, news clippings, biographical materials, comments from Knaths on his life and work, tape recordings, and miscellaneous other materials.

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Processing Information

Note that the binders described in this finding aid were assembled and named by Isabel Patterson Eaton.

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, 1991

Encoded by: Kathryn Michaelis, June 2010

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