Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Related Materials
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Freund, Louis, 1905-1999
- Freund, Elsa Bates, 1912-2001
- Louis and Elsie Freund Papers Addendum
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1297a
- 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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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.
Processed by Jordan Frankenburger; completed in February 2011
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.
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||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||
|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||
|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