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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence: Miscellanous Individuals to Charles Quest, 1925-1947
1925-1947

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by miscellaneous individuals to Charles Quest for the time period 1925-1947. Subjects discussed include the Public Works of Art Project, the WPA, the "America In The War" graphic arts exhibition, which included Quest's "Nearing The End" and was organized by Artists for Victory, and Louis Kroll's piano composition "Via Dolorosa" which related to Quest's pen sketch. Correspondence concerning Quest's mural for the Carpenter Branch Library is included.



Box: 1 Fold: 1.1 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest, 1948-1949
1948-1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence sent by miscellaneous individuals to Charles Quest over the time period 1948-1949.



Box: 1 Fold: 1.2 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest, 1950-51
1950-1951

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals, including Jacob Kainen and Fred Carpenter, during 1950 and 1951.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.3 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest, 1951-1952
DATE SPAN: 09/06/1951 - 09/27/1952

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence sent by miscellaneous individuals to Charles Quest for the time period September 1951-September 1952, including multiple letters from: Jacob Kainen relating to Quest's one-man show at the Smithsonian, Theodore Gusten relating to IGAS, Bertha von Moschzisker relating to the Print Club, and Arthur W. Heintzelman of the Boston Public Library relating to the American Exhibition in Paris. In addition, this folder contains letters from John Taylor Arms, A. Hyatt Mayor, Carl O. Schniewind and others relating to Quest's application for a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.4 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest, 1952-1953
DATE SPAN: 10/05/1952 - 06/17/1953

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence from miscellaneous individuals to Charles Quest for the period October, 1952 through June, 1953, including multiple letters from Theodore Gusten relating to IGAS, William Mayer regarding those works of Quest's on consignment at the time of his brother Guy Mayer's death, Bertha Von Moschzisker relating to the Print Club, Albert Reese regarding the Kennedy Galleries, and Dore Ashton relating to The Book Find Club. Also included is correspondence from the Victoria anad Albert Museum and The British Museum. Also included is Arthur Heintzelman's letter enclosing a copy of the Presentation Ceremony of the Contemporary American Print Collection to the Museums of Israel which took place at the Boston Public Library in 1953.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.5 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest. 1953-1954
DATE SPAN: 07/20/1953 - 12/29/1954

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence written to Charles Quest from miscellaneous individuals from July, 1953 to December, 1954. The folder includes multiple correspondence from Arthur Heintzelman of the Boston Public Library regarding the Italian-U.S. Exchange Exhibition, as well as Dale Haworth and Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, both of Beloit College regarding their print exhibition, Lynd Ward regarding SAGA, Bertha von Moschzisker regarding The Print Club, and Warrington Colescott regarding the exhibition "Midwestern Painters" at the University of Wisconsin.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.6 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest from 1955-1956
DATE SPAN: 01/15/1955 - 11/06/1956

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by

miscellaneous individuals from January, 1955 to November, 1956. There are multiple pieces of correspondence from: Lynd Ward regarding the Memorial Collections for John Taylor Arms and Warren Mack, Bertha von Moschzisker regarding Print Club exhibits, Otto Karl Bach regarding the Annual Exhibition for Western Artists held at the Denver Art Museum, Theodore Gusten regarding IGAS, Kenneth Hudson regarding an exhibit of the Washington University faculty, Lee Chesney regarding the University of Illinois' exhibit of "50 Contemporary American Printmakers," and Ellen Stevenson of the 1020 Art Center regarding the "Midwestern Printmakers" exhibit.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.7 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest. 1957-1959
DATE SPAN: 03/26/1957 - 06/11/1959

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1957-1959. Multiple correspondents include: Bertha von Moschzisker regarding The Print Club, Theodore Gusten regarding IGAS, Myrtle Todes regarding her gallery, Arthur Heintzelman concerning the USIS exhibit, Eugene Jemison regarding the Kansas City Art Institute, Kenneth Hudson on various Washington University art concerns, H. Douglas Pickering concerning Quest's Allegheny College exhibit, Sherman Lee and Leona Prasse concerning the Cleveland Museum of Art, James Lahr regarding the Artist Equity Series, and Charles Nagel regarding the Federal Advisory Committee and the City Art Museum exhibit.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.8 Correspondence: Misc. individuals to Charles Quest 1960-1961
DATE SPAN: 02/04/1960 - 12/13/1961

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1960-1961. Multiple correspondents in this folder include the following: James Lahr regarding the "Crucifixion" lecture, F. L. York concerning news clippings on the Cathedral, William Eisendrath regarding Quest's purchase of the "Venus de Milo" cast, Charles Nagel regarding the City Art Museum of St. Louis, Jose Maria Paredes regarding Quest's exhibit in Mexico, Arthur Heintzelman regarding the USIA exhibit, and Jim Miller on the "Spot in the Square" exhibit.



Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence
1948-1949

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from misc. indiv to Quest over the time period 1948-1949, items.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence: Misc. individuals to Charles Quest 1962
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1962 - 12/14/1962

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals in 1962. Subjects covered include: the Hastings College Invitational Print Exhibition, Quest's radio conference on KFUO with Geneva Griz discussing the exhibition "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Print Makers," and Quest's discussion of "Painting Styles in Action" for the lecture series "Art and Its Many Facets." A copy of Helen Hagen's letter to Stanley Tasker referring to his "Montage" demonstration is included.



Box: 1 Fold: 2.1 Correspondence: Miscellaneous individuals to Charles Quest 1963-1966
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1963 - 04/25/1966

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1963-1966. Subjects covered include several letters of sympathy (including those from Mildred Carpenter and Cyril Clemens) concerning the destruction of Quest's Louisiana Purchase Mural painted for the Carpenter Branch Library, the Rensselaer County Historical Society exhibit, the Committee to Rescue Italian Art appeal, and the Carleton College exhibit.



Box: 1 Fold: 2.2 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest 1966-1969
DATE SPAN: 05/03/1966 - 12/06/1969

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1966-1969. Subjects covered include the Maryville College exhibit, the St. Louis Club Resolution of Appreciation, the "Arts in the Embassies" program, and the University of Maryland exhibit on New Deal patronage. Correspondence from the John Burroughs School is signed "Fred" with no last name. There are several letters from Carol Harford concerning the White House and its cultural outreach programs.



Box: 1 Fold: 2.3 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest 1970-1972
DATE SPAN: 02/27/1970 - 12/08/1972

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1970-1972. Included in this folder are Stefan Munsing's correspondence on the Art in the Embassies Program, Clare Romano on SAGA, Linda Harvey on her interview with Charles Quest, and Lynd Ward and Virginia Dehn on Quest's contribution to the Adolph Dehn Memorial Collection.

Box: 1 Fold: 2.4 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest 1973-1976
DATE SPAN: 04/16/1973 - 11/04/1976

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1973-1976. Included is Steve Heller's correspondence concerning the possibility of using Quest's works on the Op-Ed page of the NY Times.

Box: 1 Fold: 2.5 Correspondence: Misc. Individuals to Charles Quest 1980-1992
DATE SPAN: 03/12/1981 - 12/28/1992

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals from 1980-1992. Included in this folder are the following:

John Nooney's correspondence concerning the Quest Gallery at the St. Louis Club, Mildred (Mrs. Fred) Carpenter's comments on the relationships within the art department at Washington University as well as the selection of artists for "Group 15," Harriet Davidson's letters concerning the restoration of Charles Quest's murals for the baptistry in the Church of Sts. Michael and George, and the correspondence of Msgr. John Ronquest and Rev. Joseph Pins on the restoration of Quest's "Crucifixion" at the Old Cathedral.

Box: 1 Fold: 2.6 Correspondence: Misc Individuals to Charles Quest-Undated/No Last Name
misc.

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals. The correspondence is either undated or signed by first name only. Included in this folder are several letters from Fred Conway and also from Bill Meredith, a former student who writes about his reaction to being in the Marines. Sympathy notes to Charles Quest on the death of his mother are included. A letter regarding IGAS and mentioning the names Louis Shanker, A. Hyatt Mayer, the Atelier L7 and Bill Hayter is signed "Jean and Fred."

Box: 1 Fold: 2.7 Correspondence: Misc. Cards/ Thank You's to Charles Quest
misc.

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains cards and thank you notes written to Charles Quest by miscellaneous individuals.

Box: 1 Fold: 2.8 Correspondence: Charles Quest To Miscellaneous Individuals 1943-1951
DATE SPAN: 12/01/1943 - 09/23/1951

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains carbon copies of correspondence from Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1943-1951. Included is his correspondence to Jacob Kainen concerning Quest's one-man show at the Smithsonian, correspondence with Arthur Heintzelman concerning the Contemporary Graphics Exhibition in Germany, and multiple letters to Irvin Haas (in which Quest describes his color woodcut techniques), Carl Schniewind and Guy Mayer.



Box: 1 Fold: 2.9 Correspondence: Charles Quest To Miscellaneous Individuals 1952
DATE SPAN: 02/08/1952 - 12/27/1952

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains carbpm copies of correspondence sent by Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals in 1952. Included in this folder are copies of Quest's requests for references for his Guggenheim Fellowship application, as well as his correspondence with several European museums to which he submitted his prints.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence: Charles Quest to Misc. Indiv.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1904]? - [12/31/1993]?

DESCRIPTION:

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence: Charles Quest letters to misc. individuals 1953
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1953 - 10/01/1953

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains carbon copies of letters written by Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals in 1953. Subjects covered include Quest's second application for a Guggenheim Fellowship and his dealings with various museums.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.1 Correspondence: Charles Quest to Misc. Individuals 1954-1956
DATE SPAN: 02/07/1954 - 06/02/1956

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence sent by Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1954-1956. Included are references to the John Taylor Arms' Memorial Collection put together by SAGA for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as MOMA's inclusion of "Still Life with Vise" in several international exhibitions.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.2 Correspondence: Charles Quest to Misc. Individuals 1957-1958
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1957 - 12/13/1958

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence from Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1957-1958. Also included are several letters from Dorothy Quest to news publications concerning updates in Charles' career.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.3 Correspondence: Charles and Dorothy Quest to Misc. Individuals 1959-19
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1959 - 12/13/1961

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence from Charles and Dorothy Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1959-1961. Included are letters from Dorothy Quest to various news bureaus concerning publicity for Charles Quest's exhibit in Mexico, his commission to paint the "Crucifixion" for the Old Cathedral, and his exhibit at the "Spot in the Square" Gallery.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.4 Correspondence: Charles and Dorothy Quest to Misc. Indiv. 1962-1966
DATE SPAN: 01/25/1962 - 12/29/1966

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence from Charles and Dorothy Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1962-1966. Included in this folder are Dorothy's letters, written to various media people, which detail Charles' career advancement.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.5 Correspondence: Charles and Dorothy Quest to Misc. Indiv. 1967-1976
DATE SPAN: 02/25/1967 - 09/23/1976

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence sent by Charles and Dorothy Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1967-1976. Included are several letters in which Charles describes the techniques and materials used in his printmaking. Also included is Charles' letter to President Lyndon Johnson concerning the woodcut "Heads of State," the Iranian Ambassador's purchase of "Top Brass," descriptions of the "Arts in the Embassies" program, a detailed description of Quest's mural for St. Mary's Church in Helena, Arkansas (attached to the Beauchamp letter), and correspondence concerning the possible use of Quest's prints for the op-ed section of the New York Times.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.6 Correspondence: Charles and Dorothy Quest to Misc. Indiv. 1981-1992
DATE SPAN: 03/26/1981 - 10/28/1991

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of correspondence from Charles and Dorothy Quest to miscellaneous individuals from 1981-1992. Included are letters related to the restoration of "The Crucifixion" at the Old Cathedral and also to the restoration of the St. Mary's mural in Helena, Arkansas, as well as reference to the trust agreements concerning the upkeep of both. Reference is made to the collection of Quest's works being organized by Fr. Joseph Haller at Georgetown University.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.7 Correspondence: Charles & Dorothy Quest to Misc. Ind. (No last names)
DATE SPAN: 07/16/1953 - 10/02/1992

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains correspondence sent by Dorothy and Charles Quest to miscellaneous individuals (no last names are used) from 1953-1992. Subjects covered include the restoration of the murals at the Church of St. Michael and St. George.

Box: 1 Fold: 3.8 Correspondence - Charles Quest as Subject
DATE SPAN: 06/10/1958 - 06/26/1991

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous correspondence about Charles Quest. Included are letters of introduction, and Fr. Joseph Haller's correspondence with the St. Louis Public Library concerning the Quest's archival materials at Georgetown University.



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Charles Quest News Clippings 1923-1926
Charles Quest News Clippings 1923-1926

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest dating from 1923 to 1926.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Charles Quest News Clippings 1927-1930
Charles Quest News Clippings 1927-1930

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings, from 1927-1930, including Millard Glaser's cartoon of Quest making a sculpture of Fred Carpenter, and several Washington University "Alumnotes" columns concerning Quest.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Charles Quest News Clippings 1931-1932
Charles Quest News Clippings 1931-1932

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous clippings, dated 1931-1932, including several issues of "Art World".

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Charles Quest News Clippings 1933-1935
Charles Quest News Clippings 1933-1935

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous clippings on Quest's participation in exhibits between 1933-1935. Also included is information on Quest's "Louisiana Purchase" mural for the Carpenter Branch Library painted in 1934. Note that there is a folder devoted specifically to this mural (Box 3, folder 14).



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Charles Quest News Clippings 1936-1937
Charles Quest News Clippings 1936-1937

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous clippings, dated 1936-1937, regarding Quest's participation in art exhibits.



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Charles Quest News Clippings 1938-1941
Charles Quest News Clippings 1938-1941

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous news clippings about Quest's art exhibits. Also includes reference to the art classes which Quest taught from 1939-45 for gifted children.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Charles Quest News Clippings 1942-1944
Charles Quest News Clippings 1942-44

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings, dated 1942-1944, including reference to Quest's works that reflected defense and war activities and particularly to his woodcut "Nearing the End."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Charles Quest News Clippings 1945-1946
Charles Quest News Clippings 1945-1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous clippings, including newspaper photos of Quest and his wood engraving "Composition."



Box: 1 Fold: 12 Charles Quest News Clippings 1947-1948
Charles Quest News Clippings 1947-1948

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest and the exhibitions he participated in.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Charles Quest News Clippings 1949-1950
Charles Quest News Clippings 1949-1950

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous news clippings as well as reviews from ART NEWS.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Charles Quest News Clippings 1951
Charles Quest News Clippings 1951

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings of 1951 that include reference to Quest's one-man exhibition at the Smithsonian and also his participation in an exhibition of American printmaking at the American Embassy in Paris.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Charles Quest News Clippings 1952-1953
Charles Quest News Clippings 1952-1953

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest, his exhibitions, and awards he won.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Charles Quest: News Clippings 1954-1955
Charles Quest - News Clippings 1954-1955

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings concerning Charles Quest, his exhibitions and awards.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Charles Quest: News Clippings 1956-1957
Charles Quest - News Clippings 1956-1957

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest, including mention of the exhibition organized by the Boston Public Library for the U.S.I.S.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Charles Quest News Clippings 1958-1960
Charles Quest News Clippings 1958-1960

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings (1958-1960) and includes a special section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the "Cultural Assets of St. Louis" which is illustrated by two of Quest's woodcuts.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Charles Quest News Clippings 1961-1962
Charles Quest News Clippings 1961-1962

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings (1961-1962) and includes articles on Quest's one-man show in Mexico as well as his one-man show at the "Spot on the Square" gallery in St. Louis.



Box: 1 Fold: 20 Charles Quest News Clippings 1963-1965
Charles Quest News Clippings 1963-1965

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings from 1963-1965 and includes articles on the opening of the Painters Gallery, a co-operative St. Louis art gallery of 13 artists.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Charles Quest News Clippings 1966-1967
Charles Quest News Clippings 1966-1967

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest. Subjects mentioned include Quest's painting "The Raid" which he was inspired to paint in response to soldier P. J. Caudle's letter concerning the horrors of the Vietnam war.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Charles Quest News Clippings 1968-1972
Charles Quest News Clippings 1968-1972

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings from 1968-1972 and includes articles on the Iranian Ambassador's purchase of Quest's "Top Brass", the dedication of the Charles Quest Gallery in the St. Louis Club, Quest's participation in the "Arts in the Embassies" program and Linda Harvey's interview with Quest.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Charles Quest News Clippings 1973-1978
Charles Quest News Clippings 1973-1978

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous news clippings relating to Charles Quest, his exhibitions and awards.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Charles Quest News Clippings 1979-1982
Charles Quest News Clippings 1979-1982

DESCRIPTION: Includes articles on the rededication of the Charles Quest Gallery at the St. Louis Club as well as the selection of Quest's "The Peace Conference" to be shown at the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tenn.

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