Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960 (bulk 1912-1941)

Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941


71,000 items.
190 containers plus 1 oversize.
1 microfilm reel.
76.4. linear feet.
Arranged in eight series. Series 1: Diaries, 1899-1920; Series 2: Family Papers, 1895-1947; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1895-1952; Series 4: Subject File, 1895-1960; Series 5: Speeches and Articles, 1915-1941; Series 6: Miscellany; Series 7: Addition, 1920-1941; and Series 8: Oversize, 1930-1940.
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, family papers, subject files, and other papers relating primarily to Borglum's artistic works, especially the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial. Also includes material relating to his activities in the Republican and Progressive parties, as a member of several aeronautics societies, and as a Freemason. Subjects include an investigation into federal government contracts with aeronautics industries during World War I, civic affairs including highway planning, and Indian affairs pertaining primarily to the Oglala Sioux Indians of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, S.D. Correspondents include Henry Harley Arnold, Newton Diehl Baker, Calvin Coolidge, Josephus Daniels, Daniel Chester French, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Harold L. Ickes, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Robert Todd Lincoln, Auguste Rodin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Fred W. Sargent, Jacob H. Schiff, Bernard Shaw, William Allen White, Woodrow Wilson, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Also includes records of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Commission. Records include correspondence, speeches, annual reports, financial reports, contracts, charts, blueprints, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany. Correspondents include John A. Boland, Gutzon Borglum, Lincoln Borglum, George W. Norris, Key Pittman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald, Fred W. Sargent, and William Williamson.
Artist, author, and sculptor. Full name: John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum.
Open to research.
Microfilm edition only of a portion of the correspondence available, no. 10,378.
Microfilm of originals in private hands [Place of reproduction unidentified].
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Collection material in English.
Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at

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