Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum

MC 1297a

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Jordan Frankenburger, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Freund, Louis, 1905-1999
Creator
Freund, Elsa Bates, 1912-2001
Title
Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum
Inclusive Dates
1888-2001
Identification
MC 1297a
Extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on October 9, 2003 by Jerry Bedford, executor of the Freund's estate.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordan Frankenburger; completed in February 2011

Related Materials

Records relating to the Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum include:

Louis and Elsie Freund Papers, MC 1297

Preferred Form of Citation

The Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum (MC 1297a), 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. 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. His work includes portraiture, landscapes, murals, genre scenes, protest paintings, Latin American culture paintings, and religious paintings.

Elsa 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. In 1936, she met Louis Freund whom she married in 1939 in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas. Elsie worked extensively with watercolor, textiles, jewelry and ceramics, developing a technique called "Elsaramics" of fused glass on ceramic forms in an enameling kiln. Louis Died December 22, 1999 at 94 years old and Elsie not soon after, June 24, 2001 at 89 years old.

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.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Louis Freund Biographical Materials, 1961; n.d. (Images 1-7)

Box 1 Folder 2

Elsie Freund Biographical Materials, 1947-1997

Box 1 Folder 3

Louis and Elsie Freund Materials, 1964;n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Personal Materials, 1888; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Louis Freund Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Elsie Freund Correspondence, October 8, 1991-January 31, 2001

Box 1 Folder 7

David and Giles Avery Correspondence, September 1998 (Images 8-9)

Box 1 Folder 8

Jerry and Anna Bedford Correspondence, May 10, 1932; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Liam Hoffman Diehl Correspondence, May 17, 1996-July 27, 2000 (Images 10-17)

Box 1 Folder 10

Bob Ebendorf Correspondence, December 5, 1965; n.d. (Images 18-19)

Box 1 Folder 11

David and Sharon Fithian Correspondence, August 13, 1996

Box 1 Folder 12

Wenonah Fay and Gordon Holl Correspondence, June 19, 1990-August 5,2001

Box 1 Folder 13

Byrd Lochtie Correspondence, February 5, 1995; n.d. (Images 20-28)

Box 1 Folder 14

David Lochtie Correspondence, February 22, 1996; n.d. (Image 29)

Box 1 Folder 15

Thomas McCormick Correspondence, 1995-2001

Box 1 Folder 16

David McFadden Correspondence, July 4, 1997-September 18, 1998

Box 1 Folder 17

Gina Meadows Correspondence, October 26, 1995; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

Fred Messersmith Correspondence, January 21, 1995-ca 2000 (Images 30-34)

Box 1 Folder 20

Carmen Pappas Correspondence, September 19, 1995; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

Ned Shank and Crescent Dragonwagon Correspondence, June 29, 1994; n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

Ellen Stern Correspondence, August 22, 1990-January 1, 2001

Box 1 Folder 22

Ellen Stern Correspondence, 1999; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Kenneth Kennon Tuscon Correspondence, January 23, 1998-December 21, 1998

Box 2 Folder 2

George West Correspondence, December 10, 1997-March, 2000

Box 2 Folder 3

Christmas Letters, 1991; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

Louis and Elsie Freund Love Letters, 1977; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

Holiday Correspondence from Friends, 1918-2001

Box 2 Folder 6

Holiday Correspondence from Friends, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, Ark.) Correspondence, April 20, 1997; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (Little Rock, Ark.) Correspondence, October, 1997-December, 2000

Box 2 Folder 9

Eileen's Gallery (Little Rock, Ark) Correspondence, September 28, 1995; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

Eureka Springs Town Correspondence, May 19, 1970; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 11

Eureka Springs Historical Museum Correspondence, Spring 2000

Box 2 Folder 12

Harrison, Ark. Correspondence, February 18, 1993

Box 2 Folder 13

Hachett Hall (Eureka Springs, Ark.) Correspondence, May 5, 1996; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 14

Heifer International Foundation (Little Rock, Ark) Correspondence, 2000

Box 2 Folder 15

Hendrix College (Conway, Ark.) Correspondence, May 27, 1996; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 16

St. Vincent's Hospital (Little Rock, Ark.) Correspondence, May 11, 1998; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 17

University of Arkansas Little Rock Correspondence, March 29, 1994-November 7, 2001

Box 2 Folder 18

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 19

University of Central Arkansas Correspondence, January 11, 1996; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

Arkansas Territorial Restoration (Little Rock, Ark.) Correspondence, March 3, 1974-1999

Box 2 Folder 21

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Correspondence, October 14, 1997-July 30, 1998

Box 2 Folder 22

Deland (Fla.) Museum of Arts Correspondence, April 17, 1997-2000

Box 2 Folder 23

Stentson University, Fla, Correspondence, 1955; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 24

Wichita (Kansas) Art Museum Correspondence, June 17, 1998-December 23, 1998

Box 2 Folder 25

Alexandria (Louisiana) Museum of Art Correspondence, May 20, 1998

Box 2 Folder 26

Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at Central Methodist Church ( Fayette, MO) Correspondence, June 4, 1997-July 7, 1998

Box 2 Folder 27

College of the Ozarks, MO, Correspondence, February 16, 1970; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 28

Henry Co Museum, Clinton, MO, Correspondence, 1984; n.d. (Images 35-39)

Box 2 Folder 29

Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute Correspondence, February 6, 1992

Box 2 Folder 30

Springfield (Missouri) Art Museum Correspondence, 1952; n.d. (Images 40-44)

Box 2 Folder 31

Washington University (St. Louis, MO) Gallery of Art Correspondence, December 11, 1998

Box 2 Folder 32

Windsor (Missouri) Post Office Correspondence, August 18, 1997

Box 2 Folder 33

Columbus (OH) Museum of Art Correspondence, August 16, 1996

Box 2 Folder 34

Hyde Park Presbyterian Church (Denison, TX) Correspondence, January 31, 1995-May 17, 1995

Box 2 Folder 35

Wustum Museum (Racine, WI) Correspondence, August 16, 1996

Box 2 Folder 36

Gallery Offerings Correspondence, April 6, 1998; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 37

Parkway Village (Little Rock, Ark.) Correspondence, 1993-1997

Box 2 Folder 38

Awards, 1979-2000

Box 2 Folder 39

Pamphlets and Newsletters, January 1950; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 40

Elsie Freund Jewelry Sketches, December 25, 1997; n.d.

Box 2 Folder 41

Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1928-July 1, 2001

Box 2 Folder 42

Louis Freund Art Sketches, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1

World Encyclopedia with Louis Freund Illustration, 1968

Box 3 Folder 2

Inspiration and Ideas, n.d. (Image 45-46)

Box 3 Folder 3

Inspiration and Ideas, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4

Louis Freund Notes on Religion, Art, and Life, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 5

Louis Freund Notes and Contacts, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6

Louis and Elsie Freund Photographs, n.d. (Image 47-96)

Box 3 Folder 7

Family Photographs, n.d. (Image 97-116)

Box 3 Folder 8

Gallery Photographs, n.d. (Image 117-227)

Box 3 Folder 9

Gallery Photographs, n.d. (Image 228-291)

Box 3 Folder 10

Mexico Photographs, n.d. (Image 292-303)

Box 3 Folder 11

Photographs From Friends, n.d. (Image 304-367)

Box 3 Folder 12

Photographs From Friends, n.d. (Image 368-412)

Box 3 Folder 13

Negatives, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 1

Elsie Freund Graduation Photograph, ca 1928 (Image 413)

Box 4 Folder 2

Inspirational Pieces, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 3

Newspaper Clipping, January 1994

Box 4 Folder 4

Louis Freund ArtWork, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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