Angna Enters and Louis Kalonyme papers
Scope and Contents
The Angna Enters and Louis Kalonyme papers contain artwork, correspondence, and printed material documenting the life and work of artist Angna Enters and her husband Louis Kalonyme. The collection features over 70 pieces of original artwork by Enters dating chiefly from the 1930s and 1940s. Correspondents include fellow artists and friends John Marin, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill. Other materials include photographs and negatives of Kalonyme, O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill, and a scrapbook and clippings of Kalonyme's writings for newspapers.
- 1919 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Angna Enters and Louis Kalonyme Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Jason C. Berger, 1990 to 2001.
Organized chronologically by accession: I. May 1990 Acquisition, 1919-1960. II. December 1999 Acquisition, undated. III. January 2001 Acquisition, 1933-1960. IV. March 1998 Acquisition, undated.
10.47 Linear Feet ((11 boxes) + 3 art, 5 broadside)
Language of Materials
The Angna Enters and Louis Kalonyme papers contain artwork, correspondence, and printed material documenting the life and work of artist Angna Enters and her husband, art critic and journalist, Louis Kalonyme. The collection features over 70 pieces of original artwork by Enters dating chiefly from the 1930s and 1940s. Correspondents include fellow artists and friends John Marin, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill. Other materials include photographs of Kalonyme, O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, and Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill, and a scrapbook and clippings of Kalonyme's writings for newspapers.
Angna Enters (1907-1989) and Louis Kalonyme (d. 1961)
Angna Enters, born Anita Irene Enters in New York City to Edward and Henriette (Gasseur-Styleau) Enters, was a performer, artist, lecturer, and author. Enters studied ballet in Milwaukee, where the family relocated in 1914, before returning to New York, where she studied dance with Michio Ito and painting at the Art Students' League. Enters gained recognition in the 1920s for her distinctive stage performances combining dance and mime, and from 1928 to 1960 she played approximately three hundred characters in her traveling Theater of Angna Enters; Enters was responsible for nearly all aspects of her theater, from making costumes and props to composing music. She was also a sculptor and painter, exhibiting work in New York and London. In the 1950s Enters began lecturing at universities, and in the early 1960s she served as an artist in residence at Dallas Theater Center and Baylor University. Among her writings are the stage works "Love Possessed Juana: A Play of the Inquisition in Spain" and "The Unknown Lover," the novel Among the Daughters (1955), and the autobiographies First Person Plural (1937), Silly Girl (1944), and Artist's Life (1958).
Louis Kalonyme, born Louis Kanter, was an art critic and journalist. Kalonyme and Enters met in 1921 and married in 1934.
Biographical information taken from "Angna Enters." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Biography In Context (accessed 5 January 2011).
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and in some instances minimal organization. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by the month and year of acquisition.
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Formerly classed as Uncat Za Ms 150, Uncat Za Ms 644, Uncat MSS 102, and Uncat Mss 107 (2001 Gift).
- Arts, Modern -- 20th Century
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Enters, Angna, 1897-1989
- Kalonyme, Louis
- Marin, John, 1870-1953
- O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
- O'Neill, Carlotta
- O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
- Pastels (visual works)
- Photographic prints
- Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
- Watercolors (paintings)
- Guide to the Angna Enters and Louis Kalonyme Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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