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Louis and Elsie Freund Papers, 1945-1994

Manuscript Collection 1297

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2016.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Freund, Louis, 1905-1999
Creator
Freund, Elsie, 1912-2001
Title
Louis and Elsie Freund Papers
Inclusive Dates
1945-1994
Identification
MC 1297
Extent
6 linear feet (12 Boxes and 7 Items)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Access to original works of art requires advance permission. Photographs or slides of some original works of art are available in Series 4, Photographs, Postcards and Slides, and in Series 7, Oversize Material. Rolled sketches in Box 12 may not be unrolled without the permission of the Head of Special Collections.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Louis and Elsie Freund Papers were donated to Special Collections by Louis and Elsie Freund on July 6, 1994. Additional materials (Box 11b) were donated by the Freunds in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Georgia Ann Kunze, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in June 1999. Box 11b processed by Katrina Windon in December 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Louis and Elsie Freund Papers (MC 1297), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Louis Freund, painter, illustrator, and educator, was born on September 16, 1905, in Clinton, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri from 1923 to 1925 and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts from 1925 to 1929. In 1929, he was awarded the Edmund H. Wuerpel Scholarship for Foreign Study which enabled him to study at the Colarossi Academy in Paris and travel throughout Europe from 1929 to 1930. He worked as a professional artist in New York City from 1930 to 1932. During the 1930s commissions granted by the Works Progress Administration allowed him to travel throughout rural Ozark areas in Arkansas and Missouri, painting murals for public buildings and scenes of American life. From 1939 to 1946, he was a Resident Artist (1939-1941) and then Art Department Head (1941-1946) at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He was awarded the Carnegie Fellowship for study in art history and attended Princeton University in 1940 to 1941. During World War II, he served as Visual Aids Director for the United States Army, painting murals at Camp Robinson in Little Rock and Fort Chaffee. Freund attended the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in 1946 to 1947, studying under Boardman Robinson. From 1949 to 1967, Freund taught art at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He started art departments at Little Rock Junior College in 1940 and at Bishop College in Dallas, Texas, in 1968. In 1940, he established the Summer Art School of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, and served as director from 1940-1951, as well as serving as a Lecturer and Artist in Residence under the Association of American Colleges during the 1940s. He continued his work as artist and educator after retiring to Eureka Springs in 1967, working to establish the Eureka Springs Art Gallery and taking an active role in art guilds and community art projects throughout Arkansas. His work includes portraiture, landscapes, murals, genre scenes, protest paintings, Latin American culture paintings, and religious paintings.

Elsie Bates Freund, jewelry-maker, watercolorist, craftsperson, and educator, was born on January 12, 1912, in Mincy, Missouri. In 1929, she graduated from high school in Branson, Missouri, and taught school for one year before attending the Kansas City Art Institute from 1930 to 1932. During the 1930s she owned a gift shop in Branson, while working as an artist and craftsperson. In 1936, she met Louis Freund whom she married in 1939 in Eureka Springs. Elsie accompanied Louis to Hendrix College, teaching textile design, weaving and crafts. Elsie continued teaching at Hendrix during World War II, then accompanied Louis to the Colorado School of Fine Arts, where she studied lithography and took a design class with George Van der Sluis. She joined the faculty of Stetson University in Deland, Florida, teaching a variety of design classes from 1949 to 1967. In the 1940s the Freunds purchased Hatchet Hall, the last home of Carry Nation, in Eureka Springs, which served as the site of the Summer School of the Ozarks from 1940 to 1951. Here the Freunds conducted art programs, as well as pursuing their own careers as artists. Elsie worked extensively with watercolor, textiles, jewelry and ceramics, developing a technique called "Elsaramics" of fused glass on ceramic forms in an enameling kiln. When the Freunds retired to Eureka Springs in 1967, Elsie continued to work as an artist while remaining active in the art community and worked along with Louis Freund to preserve the historic character of Eureka Springs and to promote Arkansas art and artists. In 1995, the Freunds moved to Little Rock.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, research files, catalogues, professional and personal photographs, postcards, slides, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, journal articles, pamphlets, brochures, original works of art and memorabilia.

The collection also contains materials which pertain to the writer Eleanor de la Vergne Risley (1876-1945), a cousin of Louis Freund. Her books include Road to Wildcat (1930) and An Abandoned Orchard (1932). Several of her short stories were published in The Atlantic Monthly. In 1939, Risley moved to Eureka Springs to live with the Freunds . She was an active member of the artistic community until her death in 1945.

Series 1, Correspondence, consists of personal and professional correspondence dating primarily from the 1960s and 1970s. Included are letters, invitations, notes, Christmas cards, brochures, postcards and pamphlets. Box 2, Folder 1 contains correspondence between Louis and Elsie Freund, as well as copies of Christmas letters and Christmas cards sent by the Freunds. Of particular interest are letters from John Gould Fletcher and Charlie May Simon from 1944 and 1945. Materials are organized in alphabetical order by correspondent. When more than one Item of correspondence exists from an individual or organization, these materials are organized in chronological order.

Series 2, General Files, contains files kept for personal and professional use by the Freunds. Included are materials regarding art, art collections, art education, art guilds, art history, art projects, art theory, plans and blueprints for the Eureka Springs Art Gallery, travels, other artists, educators, and colleagues. Also included is a biography of Elsie Bates Freund written by Anne Allman in 1991 and a biography of Louis Freund written by Rita Caver in 1993. Personal materials include correspondence and writings of Angus C. Avery and Rhoda Dodge Avery, maternal grandparents of Louis Freund, from 1854 to 1906, as well as Louis Freund's childhood writings and sketches dating from 1905 to 1916. Also included is biographical information concerning Elsie Freund's sister, Goldie Owen (1907-1992). Files are arranged alphabetically.

Series 3, Published Materials, contains catalogues, journal articles, and newspaper clippings about the Freunds and their work as artists, educators and art promoters. Catalogues include exhibit catalogues and brochures of their work. Journal articles include articles and illustrations by Louis Freund, and are arranged alphabetically by journal title. Newspaper clippings are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 4. Photographs, Postcards and Slides, contains images relating to specific art works, as well as to the personal and professional lives of Louis and Elsie Freund. Oversize photographs depicting works of art and a photograph of Louis Freund's family celebrating the silver anniversary of his maternal grandparents, Angus C. Avery and Rhoda Dodge Avery, have been removed to Box 13, Folder 1.

Subseries 1 contains photographs, postcards and slides of paintings, prints and sketches by Elsie and Louis Freund. Box 8, Folders 1 to 7 contain photographs and postcards of paintings by Elsie Freund. Folder 7 contains works of art which have not been identified by title. The remaining files contain photographs and postcards of paintings, prints and sketches by Louis Freund. Files are arranged alphabetically by title of work. Titles of works of art are in italics. Box 9, Folder 42 contains slides which were taken on May 19, 1999 of original works of art which are contained in the collection.

Subseries 2 contains photographs of the Freunds involved in work as professional artists and educators, as well as family and personal photographs of the Freunds. Folder 10 contains a photograph of the tree in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was the inspiration for the John Gould Fletcher poem "Mockingbird at Pea Ridge."

Series 5, Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, contains three scrapbooks. One contains postcards, letters, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs of paintings, personal photographs, pamphlets, exhibit notices, and bulletins from 1929 to 1937. The second, containing similar material dating from 1938 to 1953, has been moved to Box 13, which contains oversize material. Included in this scrapbook is a typed copy of the John Gould Fletcher poem "After the Storm" inscribed by the author and dedicated to Louis Freund. The third scrapbook contains testimonial letters dedicated to the Freunds by various admirers from 1991. Also included is Louis Freund's Beginners' Primer, 1911, which contains marginalia, as well as the medal presented to Louis Freund by International Business Machines Corporation to commemorate his participation in the 1939 World's Fair Exhibition in which Crossroad Forum was displayed. Louis Freund's 1929 passport is also included.

Series 6, Original Works of Art, contains original works of art by Louis Freund. Included are preliminary pencil sketches, preliminary ink sketches, studies in tempera, studies done in paper and paint, pencil and crayon sketches, pen and ink washes, prints, magazine covers, paintings on canvas in oil and in acrylic. Folder 13 contains a pencil sketch of Eleanor Risley by an unidentified artist. Access to original works of art is limited. Researchers desiring access to rolled sketches of the Eureka Springs and Harrison murals should consult with the Head of Special Collections. Slides depicting some of these original pieces are in Box 10, Folder 42.

Series 7, Oversize Material, contains oversize material including oversize photographs, published material, certificates, and a scrapbook.

Series 8, Eleanor Risley Material, contains materials pertaining to Eleanor de la Verge Risley, cousin of Louis Freund. Included is correspondence dating from 1935 to 1941, personal photographs, family photographs, and examples of her literary work. Included is a poem entitled "The Evening Star" and the foreword and a draft of Chapter IV of the manuscript of Sheep's Wall.

Related Materials

See also the following collections:

MC 485, Eleanor de la Vergne Risley Papers

MC 2147, Charlotte B. Hegyi Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Materials

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is organized into the following series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. General Files
  3. Published Materials
  4. Photographs, Postcards, and Slides
  5. Scrapbooks and Memorabilia
  6. Original Works of Art
  7. Oversize Material
  8. Eleanor Risley Material

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

series I: Correspondence

This series consists of personal and professional correspondence dating primarily from the 1960s and 1970s. Included are letters, invitations, notes, Christmas cards, brochures, postcards and pamphlets. Box 2, Folder 1 contains correspondence between Louis and Elsie Freund, as well as copies of Christmas letters and Christmas cards sent by the Freunds. Of particular interest are letters from John Gould Fletcher and Charlie May Simon from 1944 and 1945. Materials are organized in alphabetical order by correspondent. When more than one item of correspondence exists from an individual or organization, these materials are organized in chronological order.

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence-A

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence-B

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence-C

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence-D

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence-E

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence-F

Box 2

series I Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence-Freunds

series I Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence-G

series I Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence-H

series I Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence-I

series I Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence-J

series I Box 2 Folder 6

Correspondence-K

series I Box 2 Folder 7

Correspondence-L

Box 3

series I Box 3 Folder 1

Correspondence-M

series I Box 3 Folder 2

Correspondence-N

series I Box 3 Folder 3

Correspondence-O

series I Box 3 Folder 4

Correspondence-P

series I Box 3 Folder 5

Correspondence-R

series I Box 3 Folder 6

Correspondence-S to Si

Box 4

series I Box 4 Folder 1

Correspondence-Sm to St

series I Box 4 Folder 2

Correspondence-T

series I Box 4 Folder 3

Correspondence-U

series I Box 4 Folder 4

Correspondence-V

series I Box 4 Folder 5

Correspondence-W

series I Box 4 Folder 6

Correspondence-XYZ

series I Box 4 Folder 7

Correspondence-Unidentified

series II: General Files

This series contains general files kept for personal and professional use by the Freunds. Included are materials regarding art, art collections, art education, art guilds, art history, art projects, art theory, plans and blueprints for the Eureka Springs Art Gallery, travels, other artists, educators, and colleagues. Also included is a biography of Elsie Bates Freund written by Anne Allman in 1991 and a biography of Louis Freund written by Rita Caver in 1993. Personal materials include correspondence and writings of Angus C. Avery and Rhoda Dodge Avery, maternal grandparents of Louis Freund, from 1854 to 1906, as well as Louis Freund's childhood writings and sketches dating from 1905 to 1916. Also included is biographical information concerning Elsie Freund's sister, Goldie Owen (1907-1992). Files are arranged alphabetically.

Box 5

series II Box 5 Folder 1

Addresses

series II Box 5 Folder 2

Arkansas State Capitol Mural Plans

series II Box 5 Folder 3

Art and Religion

series II Box 5 Folder 4

Art in Eureka Springs

series II Box 5 Folder 5

Art Invoices

series II Box 5 Folder 6

Art Lectures

series II Box 5 Folder 7

Ingmar Bergman

series II Box 5 Folder 8

Biography of Elsie Marie Bates-Freund by Anne Allman

series II Box 5 Folder 9

Rita Caver

series II Box 5 Folder 10

Clinton, Missouri

series II Box 5 Folder 11

Credo Material

series II Box 5 Folder 12

College of the Ozarks

series II Box 5 Folder 13

Curator Accounts

series II Box 5 Folder 14

Deland Exhibits

series II Box 5 Folder 15

Deland Post Office Mural

series II Box 5 Folder 16

Crescent Dragonwagon

series II Box 5 Folder 17

Educational

series II Box 5 Folder 18

Elsie Freund-Art and Jewelry

series II Box 5 Folder 19

Elsie Freund-Biographical Material

series II Box 5 Folder 20

Eureka Springs Art Gallery

series II Box 5 Folder 21

Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople

series II Box 5 Folder 22

European Travels, 1929-1930

Box 6

series II Box 6 Folder 1

Faculty Artist Programs

series II Box 6 Folder 2

Fifty Year Retrospective

series II Box 6 Folder 3

John Gould Fletcher

series II Box 6 Folder 4

Florida Craftsmen

series II Box 6 Folder 5

Glen Gant

series II Box 6 Folder 6

H. Louis Freund: An Artist For Arkansas by Rita Caver

series II Box 6 Folder 7

Heber Springs Post Office Murals

series II Box 6 Folder 8

Hendrix College

series II Box 6 Folder 9

In Search Of A Public Artby Louis Freund

series II Box 6 Folder 10

Inspiration

series II Box 6 Folder 11

Louis Freund-Biographical Material

series II Box 6 Folder 12

Louis Freund-Childhood Memorabilia

series II Box 6 Folder 13

Louis Freund-Family Correspondence

series II Box 6 Folder 14

Carry Nation

series II Box 6 Folder 15

Goldie Owen

series II Box 6 Folder 16

Pocahontas Post Office Murals

series II Box 6 Folder 17

Paintings and Crafts for Identification and Insurance

series II Box 6 Folder 18

Preacher in Paintby Louis Freund

series II Box 6 Folder 19

Pre-Columbian

series II Box 6 Folder 20

Protest and Affirmation

series II Box 6 Folder 21

A Revival Meeting Or A Thanksgiving Celebration? by Louis Freund

series II Box 6 Folder 22

Eleanor Risley

series II Box 6 Folder 23

Larry Roof

series II Box 6 Folder 24

Seven Stages of Man

series II Box 6 Folder 25

Shaw University

series II Box 6 Folder 26

Stetson University

series II Box 6 Folder 27

Supply Catalogues

series II Box 6 Folder 28

Travel Saga, 1954

series II Box 6 Folder 29

United States Government Project in the Arts

series III: Published Materials

This series contains catalogues, journal articles, and newspaper clippings about the Freunds and their work as artists, educators and art promoters. Catalogues include exhibit catalogues and brochures of their work. Journal articles include articles and illustrations by Louis Freund, and are arranged alphabetically by journal title. Newspaper clippings are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Box 7

series III Box 7 Folder 1

Catalogues

series III Box 7 Folder 2

Journal Articles

series III Box 7 Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings-Artwork

series III Box 7 Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings-Artwork-Deland Post Office Mural

series III Box 7 Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings-Artwork-Volusia County Courthouse Mural

series III Box 7 Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings-Elsie Freund

series III Box 7 Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings-Elsie and Louis Freund

series III Box 7 Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings-Eureka Springs Art Gallery

series III Box 7 Folder 9

Newspaper Clippings-Exhibits

series III Box 7 Folder 10

Newspaper Clippings-Florida Artist Group

series III Box 7 Folder 11

Newspaper Clippings-Florida Craftsman

series III Box 7 Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings-Louis Freund

series III Box 7 Folder 13

Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous

series III Box 7 Folder 14

Newspaper Clippings-Stetson University

series IV: Photographs, Postcards, and Slides

This series contains images relating to specific art works, as well as to the personal and professional lives of Louis and Elsie Freund. Oversize photographs depicting works of art and a photograph of Louis Freund's family celebrating the silver anniversary of his maternal grandparents, Angus C. Avery and Rhoda Dodge Avery, have been removed to Box 13, Folder 1.

Subseries 1, Art Works, contains photographs, postcards and slides of paintings, prints and sketches by Elsie and Louis Freund. Box 8, Folders 1 to 7 contain photographs and postcards of paintings by Elsie Freund. Folder 7 contains works of art which have not been identified by title. The remaining files contain photographs and postcards of paintings, prints and sketches by Louis Freund. Files are arranged alphabetically by title of work. Titles of works of art are in italics. Box 9, Folder 42 contains slides which were taken on May 19, 1999 of original works of art which are contained in the collection.

Subseries 2, Professional and Personal Photographs, contains photographs of the Freunds involved in work as professional artists and educators, as well as family and personal photographs of the Freunds. Folder 10 contains a photograph of the tree in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was the inspiration for the John Gould Fletcher poem "Mockingbird at Pea Ridge."

subseries 1: Art Works

Box 8
series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 1

Impression of Sienna, Italy

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 2

Mare and Colt

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 3

Mountain Goats

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 4

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 5

Voodoo Dance, Haiti

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 6

Wheat Field

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 7

Unidentified

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 8

Agriculture, Tourism and Industry, Bank of Rogers, Arkansas, Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 9

Ancient Cultures of Latin America Exhibit

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 10

Barber Shop

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 11

Barrack's Life-Camp Robinson

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 12

Bishop College, Zale Library Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 13

Black History USA, Shaw University Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 14

Cafeteria Lineup

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 15

Cain and Abel (?)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 16

Centennial Mural, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 17

Crescent Spring

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 18

Crown of Thorns

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 19

Crowned with Thorns

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 20

Crucifixion Triptych (Crucifixion, The Agony, Descent From the Cross)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 21

Deland, Florida, Post Office Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 22

Descent From the Cross

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 23

Down From the Tree

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 24

Entombment

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 25

Eureka Springs #1

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 26

Eureka Springs

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 27

Eureka Springs

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 28

Eureka Springs (?)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 29

Expulsion

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 30

First Ballyhoo

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 31

Flight Into Egypt

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 32

Flight Into Egypt

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 33

Flight Into Egypt

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 34

Flood 1961, Harrison, Arkansas, Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 35

Florida

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 36

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 37

Garden of the Gods

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 38

Gethsemane (?)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 39

Grief (Lithograph)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 40

Grief (Painting)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 41

Havana Roof Tops

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 42

Heber Springs, Arkansas, Post Office Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 43

Herrington, Kansas, Post Office Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 44

Hiroshima

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 45

Hill Towns of Mexico- Taxco and Guanajuato

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 46

Idabel, Oklahoma, Post Office Mural

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 47

Job

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 48

Kill or Be Killed

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 49

The Last Supper (Lithograph)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 50

The Last Supper (Painting)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 51

Madonna and Child

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 52

Madonna and Child and The Omega Point

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 53

Men Moving Rock

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 54

Moses

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 55

Moses (?)

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 56

Mother and Child

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 57

Nativity

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 58

Nativity

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 59

Old Man

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 60

Osage, Arkansas - 1935

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 61

Osage, Arkansas

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 62

Osage, Arkansas

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 63

Ozark Blacksmith Shop

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 64

Ozark Market

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 65

Panic Grass and Feverfew

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 66

Pieta

series IV: 1 Box 8 Folder 67

Pieta

Box 9
series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 1

Portrait of Debra Wiesel

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 2

Portrait of Dr. Futrall

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 3

Portrait of Dr. Harding

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 4

Portrait of Frank Fellows

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 5

Portrait of John Gould Fletcher

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 6

Portrait of Louis Luster

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 7

Portrait of Norma Webber

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 8

Portrait of Putman Children

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 9

Portrait of Unidentified Boy

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 10

Portrait of Unidentified Boy and Girl

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 11

Portrait of Unidentified Couple

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 12

Portrait of Unidentified Girl

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 13

Portrait of Unidentified Girl with Doll

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 14

Portrait of Unidentified Man

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 15

Portrait of Unidentified Man Playing Piano

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 16

Portrait of Unidentified Man Seated at Desk

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 17

Portrait of Unidentified Woman

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 18

Portrait of Unidentified Woman

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 19

Portrait of Unidentified Woman

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 20

Portrait of Unidentified Woman

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 21

Portrait of Unidentified Woman

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 22

Portrait of Unidentified Woman and Boy

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 23

Portrait of Unidentified Woman Seated at Window

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 24

The Power and the Glory

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 25

Red Rock

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 26

Revival MeetingorHoly Rollers

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 27

Road to Calvary

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 28

St. Francisville Cemetery or Death in Louisiana

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 29

Seven Ages of Man

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 30

Seven Stages of Man

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 31

Shape of Things to Come (Lithograph)

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 32

Shape of Things to Come (Painting)

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 33

Shrine of Guadalupe

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 34

Speakers Table

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 35

Springs of Eureka Springs

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 36

Store at Osage

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 37

Storm Over Osage

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 38

Toby's Comedians

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 39

West Volusia Memorial Hospital Mural

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 40

White River Bluffs or White River Float Trip Country

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 41

Unidentified

series IV: 1 Box 9 Folder 42

Slides

subseries 2: Professional and Personal Photographs

Box 10
series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 1

Elsie Freund

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 2

Louis Freund

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 3

Louis and Elsie Freund

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 4

Louis and Elsie Freund Working and With Works of Art

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 5

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 6

Events

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 7

Students

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 8

Studio

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 9

Travels

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 10

Tree at Pea Ridge

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 11

Unidentified Artists and Other Individuals

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 12

Unidentified

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 13

Family

series IV: 2 Box 10 Folder 14

Negatives

series V: Scrapbooks and Memorabilia

This series contains three scrapbooks. One contains postcards, letters, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs of paintings, personal photographs, pamphlets, exhibit notices, and bulletins from 1929 to 1937. The second, containing similar material dating from 1938 to 1953, has been moved to Box 13, which contains oversize material. Included in this scrapbook is a typed copy of the John Gould Fletcher poem "After the Storm" inscribed by the author and dedicated to Louis Freund. The third scrapbook contains testimonial letters dedicated to the Freunds by various admirers from 1991. Also included is Louis Freund's Beginners' Primer, 1911, which contains marginalia, as well as the medal presented to Louis Freund by International Business Machines Corporation to commemorate his participation in the 1939 World's Fair Exhibition in which Crossroad Forum was displayed. Louis Freund's 1929 passport is also included, as are two items donated in 1996, a book on Russian iconography and a Byzantine religious icon painted on wood.

Box 11a

series V Box 11a Folder 1

Scrapbook, 1929-1937

series V Box 11a Folder 2

Scrapbook, 1991

series V Box 11a Folder 3

The Beginners' Primer

series V Box 11a Folder 4

IBM Honorary Award Medal

series V Box 11a Folder 5

Louis Freund's 1929 United States passport, 1929

Box 11b

series V Box 11b Item 1

Russian icons : from the twelfth to the fifteenth century by Victor Lasareff , 1962

series V Box 11b Item 2

Byzantine icon painted on wood, n.d.

series VI: Original Works of Art

This series contains original works of art by Louis Freund. Included are preliminary pencil sketches, preliminary ink sketches, studies in tempera, studies done in paper and paint, pencil and crayon sketches, pen and ink washes, prints, magazine covers, paintings on canvas in oil and in acrylic. Folder 13 contains a pencil sketch of Eleanor Risley by an unidentified artist. Access to original works of art is limited. Researchers desiring access to rolled sketches of the Eureka Springs and Harrison murals should consult with the Head of Special Collections. Slides depicting some of these original pieces are in Box 10, Folder 42.

Box 12

series VI Box 12 Item 1

The Agony (print 10 x 13")

series VI Box 12 Item 2

Black History USA, Shaw University Mural (16 ink and wash sketches 13 x 17")

series VI Box 12 Item 3

The Country Home February 1936 (cover 8 x 11 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 4

Flood 1961, Harrison, Arkansas, Mural-Second Idea Sketch (ink and wash sketch 20 x 23")

series VI Box 12 Item 5

The Last Supper (pencil sketch 14 x 18")

series VI Box 12 Item 6

The Last Supper (pencil and crayon sketch 14 x 13" on 19 x 18" matt)

series VI Box 12 Item 7

The Last Supper (4 prints 13 x 11")

series VI Box 12 Item 8

Missouri Outlaw (covers: 2-7 x 9" and 15-9 x 12")

series VI Box 12 Item 9

Portrait of Unidentified Woman (oil on canvas 16 x 20")

series VI Box 12 Item 10

Unidentified Composition (ink and wash 18 x 6")

series VI Box 12 Item 11

Unidentified Country Scene (ink and tempera 12 x 10")

series VI Box 12 Item 12

Volusia County Courthouse Mural-Proposed Plan (pencil and ink sketch 13 x 8 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 13

Portrait of Eleanor Risley (pencil on canvas 11 x 16 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 14

Rolled Sketch, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Mural (ink and wash 59" x 18")

series VI Box 12 Item 15

Rolled Sketch, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Mural (pencil sketch 22 x 16 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 16

Rolled Sketch, Harrison, Arkansas, Mural (tempera and pencil 13 x 177 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 17

Folder in Mapcase in Special Collections Reading Room: Deland, Florida, Post Office Mural (tempera on cardboard 33 x 14 ") and West Volusia Memorial Hospital Mural (paper and paint on board 44 x 11 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 18

Portrait of Unidentified Man (oil on canvas 16 x 20")

series VI Box 12 Item 19

Portrait of Unidentified Young Woman (acrylic on canvas 16 x 20")

series VI Box 12 Item 20

Portrait of Unidentified Man Smoking a Pipe (oil on canvas 20 x 24")

series VI Box 12 Item 21

Unidentified Landscape (acrylic on canvas 16 x 20"; framed 18 x 22 ")

series VI Box 12 Item 22

Proclamation of Louis and Elsie Freund Day in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, May 22, 1994

series VII: Oversize Material

This series contains oversize material including oversize photographs, published material, certificates, and a scrapbook.

Box 13

series VII Box 13 Folder 1

Oversize Photographs

series VII Box 13 Folder 2

Published Material

series VII Box 13 Folder 3

State of Arkansas Certificate of Recognition to Elsie Bates Freund, 1991

series VII Box 13 Folder 4

State of Arkansas Certificate of Recognition to Louis Freund, 1991

series VII Box 13 Folder 5

Scrapbook 1938-1953

series VIII: Eleanor Risley Material

This series contains materials pertaining to Eleanor de la Verge Risley, cousin of Louis Freund. Included is correspondence dating from 1935 to 1941, personal photographs, family photographs, and examples of her literary work. Included is a poem entitled The Evening Star and the foreword and a draft of Chapter IV of the manuscript of Sheep's Wall.

Box 14

series VIII Box 14 Folder 1

Correspondence

series VIII Box 14 Folder 2

Literary Work

series VIII Box 14 Folder 3

Photographs

END OF COLLECTION