Enid Yandell Papers,1875-1982

Descriptive Summary

Title
Enid Yandell Papers,1875-1982
Creator
Yandell, Enid Bland, 1869-1934
Extent
4.66 cubic ft.
Subjects
Afro-Americans-- Tennessee.
Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925.
American poetry.
American Red Cross.
Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940.
Architectural League of New York.
Art-- Study and teaching-- History-- Sources.
Bernadette Saint, 1844-1879.
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915.
Blindness-- Treatment-- Kentucky.
Boeufre, Jules.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820-- Monuments.
Boone County (Ky.)
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941.
Branstock School of Art (Edgartown, Mass.)
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925.
Bullock, William Fontaine, 1807-1889.
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898.
Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912.
Business enterprises-- New Jersey.
Butler, William Morgan, 1861-1937.
Caldwell, Desiree.
Camp, James Balee, 1858-ca. 1919.
Camp, Nannie Dumont Hoke, b. ca. 1862.
Camp Douglas (Ill.)
Carries, Jean.
Castleman, John Breckinridge, 1841-1918.
Child welfare-- France.
Christ Church Cathedral (Louisville, Ky.)
Christian Scientists-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
Churches-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Clubs-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
Concord (Mass.)-- Maps.
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
Cornell University.
Dukes County Historical Society-- Records and correspondence.
Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1824-1913.
Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
Elliott family.
Europe-- Description and travel.
Filson Club.
Fort Harrod (Harrodsburg, Ky.).
Fortifications-- Kentucky.
Garland, Landon C. (Landon Cabell), 1810-1895.
Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912.
Harrison, Thomas Alexander, 1853-1930.
Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877.
Holmes, Augusta Mary Anne, 1847-1903.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hunt, Richard Morris, 1828-1895.
Hypnotism-- History-- Sources.
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863.
Jackson, William Hicks, 1835-1903.
Kentucky-- Description and travel.
Kentucky-- Economic conditions.
Kindergarten-- Kentucky-- Louisville.
King, Hiram Udall, 1848-1907.
Knott, J. Proctor (James Proctor), 1830-1911.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lindsay, William, 1835-1909.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Social life and customs.
Macmonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937.
Magicians-- Kentucky-- History-- 19th century.
Maine-- Description and travel.
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950.
Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927.
McKay, Donald, 1810-1880.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Methodist Church-- Tennessee.
Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.)
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)
New York (State)-- Description and travel.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922.
Painters-- Kentucky.
Pendennis Club.
Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Co.
Pineville (Ky.)
Pirtle, James S. (James Speed), 1840-1919.
Presidents-- United States-- Inauguration.
Printing-- United States-- History.
Public schools-- New York.
Puerto Rico-- Economic conditions.
Religious thought-- Kentucky.
Revivals-- Tennessee.
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917.
Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion), 1864-1926.
Sculptors-- History-- Sources.
Sculpture-- History-- Sources.
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946.
Shipbuilding-- United States.
Shakers-- Kentucky-- Pleasant Hill.
Spanish American War, 1898-- Sources.
Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.)
Tennessee-- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Typhoid fever-- Kentucky-- Jefferson County-- History-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Revolution, 1775-1783-- Monuments-- Massachusetts.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Monuments-- Georgia.
United States-- Politics and government.
United States.-- World's Columbian Commission.
University of Louisville.
Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877.
Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1849-1920.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
Willard, Emma, 1787-1870.
Women-- Societies and clubs.
World War, 1914-1918-- Children-- France.
World War, 1914-1918-- Civilian relief-- France.
Yandell, David Wendel, 1826-1898.
Yandell, Eliza B., 1819-1897.
Yandell, Louise Elliston, 1843-1908.
Yandell, Lunsford P. (Lunsford Pitts), 1837-1884.
Yendell family.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Sculptor. Papers focusing on the life of Enid Yandell, born in Louisville, who became one of the first woman sculptors to achieve widespread recognition. Family correspondence, 1878 -1930, traces Yandell's life work as an art student at the Cincinnati Art Academy, as a pupil of Philip Martiny and Lorado Taft in Chicago, Karl Bitter in New York, and Frederick MacMonnies and Auguste Rodin in Paris, France, and finally as an accomplished sculptor in New York City and Edgartown, Mass. Letters from family members, especially her mother, Louise Elliston Yandell, provide insight into the personal and social lives of a prominent Louisville family, and reveal the family's financial struggles as a widowed mother attempts to provide the best opportunities for her children, especially Enid. Professional correspondence, 1887-1929, concerns Yandell's professional career, various commissioned works, acquaintances and friendships formed with a number of prominent persons, and her social service, especially with orphaned children during World War I. Correspondents include sculptors Auguste Rodin, and Gutzon Borglum, artist Thomas Alexander Harrison, architect Daniel Hudson Burnham, and actress Julia Marlowe; and letters of recommendation from sculptors Philip Martiny and Karl Bitter. Other papers include legal documents concerning the Yandell family estate and leases on property owned by Enid Yandell; personal papers such as receipts, prescriptions, poetry and music, and miscellaneous family items; printed material concerning Yandell's career and her social service during World War I; various typed material including lectures and speeches; newspaper clippings regarding Yandell and her work, particularly the Daniel Boone statue commissioned by members of the Filson Club and the Yandell family, and the lives and works of other sculptors and artists, social and political events of the day, and biographical and genealogical information on Enid and the Yandell family, respectively. Also included are rough sketches and watercolor paintings done by Yandell; instructional art books and reference material used; scrapbooks compiled by Yandell containing newspaper clippings, articles, etc., about her life, career, and work, in addition to those of other artists and sculptors; exhibition catalogs; price lists; collected art journals, some containing articles written by and about Yandell; information on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and public sculpture in Providence, R.I.; and German and French architectural, ornamental, and free standing sculpture design data. Card index in repository