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David Adickes Collection

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David Adickes Collection, 1961-2016 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: David Adickes Collection, 1961-2016Add to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The David Adickes Collection is comprised of correspondence and newspaper articles about David Adickes. There are 15 archival folders housed in a single archival box.

Subjects: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863, Huntsville (Tex.), Newspapers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection was acquired over time by Special Collections Librarians and staff.

The collection is comprised of correspondence and newspaper articles about David Adickes. There are 15 archival folders housed in a single archival box.

Collection Historical Note

David Adickes is known for the large statues he sculpts. He sculpted a 67-foot replica of Sam Houston for the city of Huntsville, Texas. In Lead, South Dakota, Adickes created 43 enormousness busts of each American president for display at an educational museum. (http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/david-adickes-sculpture-gallery)

Subject/Index Terms

Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Huntsville (Tex.)
Newspapers

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Collection of David Adickes Materials. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1998 August 31-2009 January 20Add to your cart.
Contains emails concerning an article about David Adicke's Barack Obama bust and a sculpture of Sam Houston located in the downtown Houston area.
Folder 2: Invitations, 1977 March 25-1993 April 23; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains invitations to various events featuring David Adicke's works.
Folder 3: Advertisement, 2004-2009; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains materials that feature David Adickes, such as the cover of a telephone directory and brochures of his work.  The file also contains a business card.
Folder 4: A Tribute to Courage, 1994 October 22-2009 April 2Add to your cart.
Contains materials relating to the dediction of the Sam Houston Statue, and event titled "A Tribute to Courage."  Also contains a paper with information on the model for the Sam Houston statues.
Folder 5: "Still Life with Carafe", 1994 May 4-1995 June 18Add to your cart.
Contains information of a paiting by David Adickes, title "Still Life with Carafe".
Folder 6: Adickes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains a book featuring works by David Adickes.
Folder 7: Sam Houston Statue Project, 1994 April-July; undatedAdd to your cart.
Sam Houston Statue Project newsletters and recognition of donations for the "Stand with Sam" project.
Folder 8: Model for Sam Houston Statue, 1992 February 2-1993 March 2; undatedAdd to your cart.
Pictures of the Sam Houston Statue model.  Contains a copy of a newspaper article about the process of creating the model.
Folder 9: Sam Houston Statue Newspapers, 1992 October 30-1994 October 7Add to your cart.
Contains articles about the Sam Houston Statue.
Folder 10: Newspaper Articles, 1961 December 10-2012 April 22Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about David Adickes.
Folder 11: Old Huntsville High School, 2008 February 17-2016 April 14Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about David Adickes' purchase of the old Huntsville High School.
Folder 12: Sam Houston Statue Dedication, 1994 September 29-October 25Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about the Sam Houston Statue Dedication.
Folder 13: Virtuoso - World's Fair, 1983 October 26-2006 January 18Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about a piece by David Adickes titled "the Virtuoso".
Folder 14: Presidential Busts and Statues, 1998 January 12-2016 February 21; undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about busts modeled after presidents by David Adickes.  Presidents include George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and William Howard Taft.  Also includes information on a statue of George W. Bush by David Adickes.
Folder 15: Trail of Texas Giants Newspaper Articles, 1996 October 23-November 24Add to your cart.
Contains newspaper articles about the Trail of Texas Giants.


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