Southern Methodist University

Diana Church research collection on American and Texas artists

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Church, Diana
Title: Diana Church research collection on American and Texas artists
Inclusive Dates: 1839 – circa 1990s
Bulk Dates: 1900-1990
Abstract: Diana Church (1943 - ) has achieved distinction for her research on early Texas artists and her comprehensive study on Dallas artist Edward Gustav Eisenlohr. Church curated two exhibitions - Edward G. Eisenlohr: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Scenes of Santa Fe - and wrote articles on Texas art and culture. She is the author of Guide to Dallas Artists, 1890 – 1917. The collection includes artwork, clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, photographs and slides, publicity, and published works that were collected or written by Diana Church during the 1980s and 1990s.
Extent: 9 archival boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 flat box
Language: Material is in English
Repository Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Diana Church, a native of Beatrice, Nebraska, is an independent scholar who specializes in early Texas art and culture with concentration on Dallas artist Edward G. Eisenlohr. Ms. Church received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1980, and in 1987, received her Master of Arts in Humanities and Aesthetic Studies from the same institution. Her thesis, Art and Accommodation in Dallas: Edward G. Eisenlohr (1872 – 1961) focuses on the vital role Eisenlohr played as both artist and art supporter toward the subsequent establishment of the Dallas Art Association, later known as the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts [now the Dallas Museum of Art].

During the early 1980s, Ms. Church served as registrar for the Dallas Historical Society located at the Hall of State in Fair Park. While working at the Society, she met and interviewed Eisenlohr’s niece, Gertrude Helmle, including extensive Saturday afternoon visits to document her collection of work by Eisenlohr. Her in-depth research on Eisenlohr and his early Texas and German art training later developed into essays, articles, and exhibitions. In 1985 Church curated the exhibition Edward G. Eisenlohr: Paintings, Drawings, Prints for The Art Center in Waco, Texas. Her brochure for the exhibition received “Merit Citation” [Mitchell A. Wilder Award] at the Texas Association of Museums’ annual meeting. Working with art collector Gayle Fogelson she also curated Scenes of Santa Fe, which concentrated on work produced by Eisenlohr during his visits in the northern New Mexico area during the early 1900s. These works were from Fogelson’s private collection. The exhibition toured several art organizations in Texas in 1986 and 1987. including the Longview Arts Center [Longview], Gallery Four, Fine Arts Division, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library [Dallas], and Museum of the Southwest [Midland].

During the 1980s and 1990s, Ms. Church continued to do extensive research on early Texas artists. In 1987, she received the Ottis Locke Endowment Award for Research from the East Texas Historical Association which enabled her to publish the Guide to Dallas Artists, 1890 – 1917. Her research on Texas artists was included in the new Handbook of Texas, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. Her biographical entries for the handbook include the following Texas artists: Lucien Abrams, Vivian Louise Aunspaugh, Hale William Bolton, Clyde Giltner Chandler, Robert Jerome Hill, Katherine Lester Crawford, Edward Gustav Eisenlohr, John Breckenridge Martin, Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, and Martha E. Simkins. She contributed to the Dictionary of Texas Artists 1800 – 1945, compiled by Paula L. Grauer and Michael R. Grauer [Texas A&;M University Press, 1999], and also provided research details for the exhibition catalogue Martha Simkins Rediscovered, which toured several museums in 2003.

Diana Church, currently retired, lives in the Dallas area and maintains a continued interest in the arts of Texas.

Sources:

Email correspondence with Diana Church [Jan. 1, 2013, May 20, 2013, July 8, 2013, July 9, 2013]


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Diana Church research papers collection consists of archival material that includes artwork, clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, photographs and slides, publicity, and published works. Her research papers are divided into ten groupings: American and Texas Art, Texas Artists, Texas Women Artists, E. G. Eisenlohr, E. G. Eisenlohr – Early Years, E. G. Eisenlohr – Exhibitions, E. G. Eisenlohr – Family History, E. G. Eisenlohr – Goethe Institute Houston, E. G. Eisenlohr – Professional Career, and E. G. Eisenlohr – Santa Fe Research.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into ten series:
Series 1: American and Texas Art (circa 1916 – 1988, undated)
Series 2: Texas Artists (late 1800s – 1980s, undated)
Series 3: Texas Women Artists (1980s, undated)
Series 4: E. G. Eisenlohr (circa 1880s – 1990s, undated)
Series 5: E. G. Eisenlohr – Early Years (1800s – 1936, undated)
Sereis 6: E. G. Eisenlohr – Exhibitions (1916 – 1950s, 1980s)
Series 7: E. G. Eisenlohr – Family History (mid-1800s – 1980s, undated)
Series 8: E. G. Eisenlohr – Goethe Institute Houston (1980s)
Series 9: E. G. Eisenlohr – Professional Career (1870 - 1986, undated)
Series 10: E. G. Eisenlohr – Santa Fe Research (late 1800s – 1940s, 1970s – 1980s, undated)

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use except for box 6. This box is restricted until 2026 due to donor request. Appointment with curatorial staff at Hamon Library is required.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the the staff of Jerry Bywaters Special Collections.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Church, Diana.
Eisenlohr, Edward Gustav, 1872-1961.
Art, American -- Texas -- 20th century.
Artists – Texas.
Women art historians -- Texas -- Dallas.
Letters.
Photographs.
Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest.

Related Material

This is one of the visual art collections in Bywaters Special Collections that concentrate on the art of Texas and the southwest. Related materials are located in the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest in Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library of Southern Methodist University.

Edward Gustav Eisenlohr art work and papers [Texas Archival Resource Online]

The Edward G. Eisenlohr digital collections includes samples of drawings, ink drawings, illustrations, lithographs, oil paintings sketchbooks, sketches, paintings, and pencil works held by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Public Library, and SMU. Digital reproductions of work by Eisenlohr are available electronically at:

http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/search/collection/tar/searchterm/Eisenlohr,%20Edward%20G.%20(Edward%20Gustav),%201872-1961/field/all/mode/exact/conn/and/cosuppress/


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Diana Church research collection on American and Texas artists, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

Acquisition Information

Gift, Diana Church, 1991, 1997, 2006, 2009.

Custodial History

The Diana Church Collection was donated to Bywaters Special Collections in four parts, 1991, 1997, 2006, and 2009 by Diana Church

Processing Information

Processed By Ellen Buie Niewyk, 2012

The archival material was divided into 10 series in order to keep the contents in order as arranged by the donor - American and Texas Art, Texas Artists, Texas Women Artists, E. G. Eisenlohr, E. G. Eisenlohr – Early Years, E. G. Eisenlohr – Exhibitions, E. G. Eisenlohr – Family History, E. G. Eisenlohr – Goethe Institute Houston, E. G. Eisenlohr – Professional Career, E. G. Eisenlohr – Santa Fe Research. The contents of the gift were divided into separate archival files for clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, music, photographs, publicity, and published works. The works of art on paper and music were placed in flat archival boxes. The illustrated story by E. G. Eisenlohr En Verlobungs - Epos des Glycerinus Bombenmeier [Epic poem for the betrothal of Glycerinus and Bombenmeier] was digitized for documentation, preservation and research purposes. The newspaper clippings were copied onto acid-free paper and placed in an archival box. The photographs were house separately in an archival box. Oversize photographs and published works were placed in a flat archival box. Research notecards kept by the donor were placed in archival card file boxes. Documents with information regarding ownership of work by E. G. Eisenlohr are placed in restricted files until 2026 due to donor’s request.

Finding aid written by

Ellen Buie Niewyk, 2013.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2013.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
American and Texas Art (early 1900s – 1930s, 1950s – 1980s, undated)

Subseries 1: Clippings (1930s, 1980s)
The clippings contain 4 items regarding American and Texas museums and artists from newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, and the coverage of the 1983 University of Texas at Austin symposium “The New Deal Fifty Years After: An Historical Assessment” from the school’s newspaper On Campus.
Box Folder
1 01 1930s
02 1980s
Subseries 2: Correspondence (1970s – 1980s)
The Correspondence contains 36 items relating to the history of the architecture at the Texas Centennial at Fair Park in Dallas and grant funds issued to Diana Church in 1986 from the East Texas Historical Association [the Ottis Lock Endowment Committee]..
Box Folder
1 03 1970s
04 1980s
Subseries 3: Documents (1906 – 1907, 1930s, 1980s, undated)
The Documents files contain 92 items relating to the American New Deal art program, murals painted in Dallas, the Texas Centennial at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas artists, and exhibitions organized by Jerry Bywaters at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. The two card file boxes contain index cards containing Diana Church’s research notes on American and Texas art and artists.
Box Folder
1 05 undated
06 undated
07 1930s
08 1980s
Box
Card File Box 1 1906-1907
Box
Card File Box 2 History of Art in Dallas, undated
Subseries 4: Ephemera, undated
The Ephemera contains 4 handwritten research notes by Diana Church
Box Folder
1 9 undated
Subseries 5: Photographs and Slides (1916, undated)
The Photographs contain 9 photographs of the bust of E. G. Eisenlohr by Allie Tennant, mural paintings, and interior views of the Fair Park Art Gallery in Dallas.
Box Folder
P/S 1 01 undated, 1916
Subseries 6: Published Works (early 1900s – 1930s, 1960s – 1980s)
The Published Works contain 20 items relating to the American New Deal art program, the 1983 University of Texas at Austin symposium “The New Deal Fifty Years After: An Historical Assessment, ” and copies of Museline [Texas Association of Museums newsletter]
Box Folder
1 10 early 1900s – 1930s
11 1960s
12 1960s
13 1970s
14 1980s



 

Series 2:
Texas Artists (late 1800s – 1980s, undated)

Subseries 1: Artists Files (late 1800s – 1980s, undated)
Artists Files consists of research files representing 37 Texas artists collected and organized by Diana Church. The files contain various clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, photographs, and published works on the artists. The files are arranged by artists’ last names and kept in organizational scheme as set by Diana Church.
Abrams, Lucian
Box Folder
2 01 Clippings (1930s – 1940s)
02 Correspondence (1987)
03 Documents (1987, undated)
04 Published Works (undated)
Aunspaugh, Vivian
05 Documents (1960s, undated)
Bakos, Jozef
Box Folder
2 06 Documents (undated)
07 Published Works (1985)
Bearden, Ed
Box Folder
2 08 Documents (1980s)
09 Published Works (1980s)
Bock, Charles P.
Box Folder
2 10 Documents (early 1900s, undated)
Bolton, Hale
Box Folder
2 11 Correspondence (1980s)
12 Documents (early 1900s, undated)
Box Folder
P/S 1 02 Photographs (undated)
Brunet, Adele
Box Folder
2 13 Documents (late 1800s – early 1900s)
Carruth, Margaret S.
Box Folder
2 14 Documents (1920s – 1940s)
Chandler, Clyde
Box Folder
2 15 Clippings (early 1900s)
16 Correspondence (1980s)
17 Documents (early 1900s – 1980s)
18 Published Works (early 1900s, undated)
19 Documents (undated)
Crawford, Katherine
Box Folder
2 20 Clippings (1940s – 1950s, undated)
21 Correspondence (1987)
22 Documents (1800s – early 1900s, 1980s, undated)
23 Published Works (late 1800s – 1940s, undated)
DeVoe, Wesley M
Box Folder
2 24 Documents (late 1800s – early 1900s)
Douglass, John
Box Folder
2 25 Clippings (1930s, undated)
26 Correspondence (1982)
27 Documents (1920s, 1940s – 1950s, undated)
28 Published Works (1930s)
Griffith, L. O.
Box Folder
2 29 Documents (late 1800s – 1960s)
Guillot, Ann
Box Folder
2 30 Documents (late 1800s – 1940s, undated)
Guion, David
Box Folder
2 31 Documents (early 1900s, 1930s)
Hagendorn, Max
Box Folder
2 32 Documents (early 1900s, undated)
Hill, Robert Jerome
Box Folder
2 33 Clippings (1940s, undated)
34 Documents (late 1800s – 1940s, undated)
35 Published Works (1920s)
Hogue, Alexandre
Box Folder
2 36 Clippings (1930s, 1970s, undated)
37 Documents (1940s, undated)
38 Published Works (1930s – 1940s, undated)
Hurd, Peter
Box Folder
2 39 Documents (1970s, undated)
Judd, DeForrest
Box Folder
2 40 Published Works (1985)
Klepper, Frank
Box Folder
2 41 Documents (1920 – 1930s, 1950s – 1960s)
Lattier, Victor
Box Folder
2 42 Documents (1940s)
Kunz-Meyer, Hans
Box Folder
2 43 Documents (early 1900s)
Lentz, Richard
Box Folder
2 44 Clippings (1930s, 1950s)
45 Documents (early 1900s – 1950s)
Martin, J. B.
Box Folder
2 46 Clippings (1930s, undated)
47 Documents (early 1900s – 1950s)
Ney, Elisabet
Box Folder
2 48 Correspondence (1986)
Nichols, Perry
Box Folder
2 49 Published Works (1930s)
Onderdonk, Robert J.
Box Folder
2 50 Documents (late 1800s – early 1900s)
51 Published Works (1970s)
Reaugh, Frank
Box Folder
3 01 Clippings, undated
02 Clippings, 1920s – 1930s
03 Clippings, 1960s – 1970s
04 Clippings, 1980s
05 Correspondence, 1980s
06 Documents, 1980s
07 Documents, 1980s
08 Documents, 1980s
09 Ephemera, 1980s
Box Folder
P/S 1 03 Photographs [Frank Reaugh Retrospective] (undated)
Box Folder
3 10 Published Works, 1980s
11 Published Works, 1980s
Schiwetz, E. M. “Buck”
Box Folder
3 12 Publicity (1960)
Simkins, Martha
Box Folder
3 13 Correspondence (1980s)
14 Documents (late 1800s – 1980s)
Smith, [Mrs.] Sydney
Box Folder
3 15 Documents (late 1800s – 1903)
Strahalm, Franz
Box Folder
3 16 Documents (late 1800s – 1930s)
Swann, James
Box Folder
3 17 Correspondence (1980s)
18 Documents (early 1900s, 1970s – 1980s, undated)
Tennant, Allie
Box Folder
3 19 Documents (1930s)
Travis, Josephine
Box Folder
3 20 Documents (early 1920s, undated)
Box
6 The contents of this file are restricted until 2026 due to donor request.
Travis, Olin
Box Folder
3 21 Correspondence (1983)
Subseries 2: Artwork (circa 1950s, undated)
The Artwork consists of brochures with reproductions of artwork by Texas artists including Reveau Bassett, Ed Bearden, J. Cisneros, and E. M. Schiwetz
Box
Flat Box 1 The Father of Texas [image of Stephen F. Austin; reproduction] by J. Cisneros (undated)
Box
Texas Coastal Birds [reproduction] by Reveau Bassett (undated)
The Excelsior Hotel, Jefferson, Texas [reproduction] by E.M. Schiwetz (circa 1950s)
The Iron Mistress [image of James Bowie at the Alamo, reproduction]by Ed Bearden (circa 1950s)
Subseries 3: Handbook of Texas (1980s)
Box Folder
3 22 Correspondence (1987, 1989)
The Correspondence file contains two letters to Diana Church from the Texas State Historical Association regarding articles she wrote for the Handbook of Texas; on letter includes a page with guidelines in submitting articles for the handbook.
23 Documents (circa 1980s)
The Documents file contains twelve artists’ essays written by Diana Church for the Handbook of Texas; the artists include Lucien Abrams, Vivian Louise Aunspaugh, Hale Williams Bolton, Clyde Giltner Chandler, Katherine Lester Lamar Crawford, Edward Gustav Eisenlohr, Robert Jerome Hill, Richard Lentz, John Breckenridge Martin, Robert Jenkins Onderdonk, and Martha E. Simkins.
Subseries 4: Research Files (1980s – 1990s, undated)
Box Folder
3 24 Clippings (1980s – 1990s, undated)
The Clippings file contains eight newspaper articles regarding Texas artists or personalities.
25 Documents (1980s, undated)
The Documents file contains index cards with Diana Church’s research notes, two documents containing list of Texas artists and photographers, one document containing information about 19th century photographic processes used in Texas, and eight pages of Church’s handwritten notes on Texas artists.
26 Ephemera (1980s, undated)
The Ephemera file contains six misc. notes and lists relating to Texas artists.
27 Publicity (1980s, undated)
The Publicity file contains seven brochures from various Texas art collections and museums, one gallery guide from the SMU exhibition "Selections from the Jerry Bywaters Collection on Art of the Southwest," and two press releases from the University of Texas at Austin for the lecture "Cowboy Lore and Cowboy Life by John Wheat and the Printmaking in Texas exhibition."
28 Published Works (1980s, undated)
29 Published Works (1980s, undated)
The two Published Works files contain one copy of Diana Church’s final draft of A Guide to Dallas Artists, 1890 – 1917 [1987], a copy of Texas – Art on the Road [Texas Commission on the Arts, 1986],three newsletters, and copies of two articles.



 

Series 3:
Texas Women Artists (1980s, undated)

Box Folder
3 30 Documents (1981, undated)
The Documents file consists of six items relating to the organization of the "Dallas Celebrates Texas Women" exhibition sponsored by the Dallas Historical Society and the Dallas Morning News.
31 Publicity (1981 – 1982)
The Publicity file consists of three items relating to the exhibition "Dallas Celebrates Texas Women" sponsored by the Dallas Historical Society and the Dallas Morning News.
32 Published Works (1980s, undated)
The Published Works file contains four articles relating to women artists in Texas.



 

Series 4:
E. G. Eisenlohr (circa 1880s – 1990s, undated)

Subseries 1: Artwork (early 1900s, 1930s – 1940s, undated)
The artwork consists of an illustrated story by E. G. Eisenlohr, note cards with reproductions of E. G. Eisenlohr’s work, and brochures with reproductions of Eisenlohr’s painting entitled Waller Creek.
Box
Flat Box 1 Illustrated story by E. G. Eisenlohr - Ein Verlobungs - Epos des Glycerinus Bombenmeier [Epic poem for the betrothal of Glycerinus and Bombenmeier]; 1900
Box
La Bahia Mission by E. G. Eisenlohr [reproduction]; circa 1940
Box Folder
4 01 Artwork, reproductions of Eisenlohr’s art work for articles and brochures and reproductions of his painting entitled Waller Creek (early 1900s, 1930s – 1940s, undated)
Subseries 2: Clippings (1920s – 1990s, undated)
The Clippings files consist of 118 items from various publications including the following: Amarillo Globe-Times, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald, Fort Worth Star Telegram, San Antonio Evening News, San Antonio Light. The clippings relate to E. G. Eisenlohr and his art career.
Box Folder
4 02 undated
03 1920s
04 1930s
05 1940s
06 1950s
07 1960s
08 1970s
09 1980s
10 1990s
11 “EGE – Short Published Articles,” 1920s
12 “EGE – Short Published Articles,” 1930s
13 “EGE – Short Published Articles,” 1940s
Subseries 3: Correspondence (1900s, 1940s – 1980s, undated)
The correspondence files contain 209 letters that concentrate on Diana Church’s research on E. G. Eisenlohr and his family; the majority of the letters are between Church and museums and art institutions regarding information on location of Eisenlohr’s work or exhibitions he may have participated in through the years.
Box Folder
4 14 undated
15 1900s
16 1940s – 1950s
17 1960s – 1970s
18 1982
19 1984
20 1985 [July]
21 1985 [July]
22 1985 [August]
23 1985 [September]
24 1985 [October]
25 1985 [November]
26 1986
27 1987, 1989
28 “EGE – Slides and Photos/Collections to be Viewed” [four letters from this file were placed in box 6 and are restricted until 2026 due to donor request]
Subseries 4: Documents (1800s – 1980s, undated)
The Documents folders include Diana Church’s handwritten research notes, list of work by E. G. Eisenlohr in museums and organizations, Eisenlohr’s exhibition history, family history, and biographical information, including eulogy given at his memorial service.
Box Folder
5 01 undated
02 1800s, 1900s
03 1920s
04 1950s
05 1960s
06 1970s
07 1980s
08 1980s [contents of white plastic notebook; exhibitions on E. G. Eisenlohr organized by Diana Church]
09 “EGE: Interviews” (circa 1960, 1981, undated)
10 “EGE: Research Questions” 1980s, undated
11 “EGE Slides/Photos/Collections to be Viewed” (1920s, 1980s, undated)
12 Essay about E. G. Eisenlohr and Frank Reaugh; written by Gertrude Helmle (circa 1920, 1980s, undated)
Box
6 The contents of this file are restricted until 2026 due to donor request.
Subseries 5: Ephemera (circa 1980s, undated)
The three ephemera files contain calling cards, Texas postcards, index cards, and misc. notes made by Diana Church.
Box Folder
5 13 undated
14 “EGE Paintings – Ref. Photos” (circa 1980s, undated)
15 “EGE Slides/Photos/Collections to be Viewed” (undated)
Subseries 6: Photographs and Slides (1885 – 1900s, 1920s, 1940s – 1950s, undated)
The Photographs and Slides contain images of work by E. G. Eisenlohr consisting of 64 slides, 7 transparencies, and 37 photographs.
Box Folder
P/S 1 04 “EGE Paintings – Ref. Photos” (circa 1900s, circa 1920s, circa 1940s, undated)
05 Eisenlohr, Eisenlohr with other people (circa 1920s, circa 1940s, circa 1950s, undated)
06 Images of work by Eisenlohr (circa 1920s, undated)
07 “EGE Slides and Photos/Collections to be Viewed” (1895, 1900s, 1920s, undated)
08 “EGE Slides and Photos/Collections to be Viewed” (1885, 1900s, 1920s, undated)
Subseries 7: Publicity (early 1900s, 1980s – 1990s)
The Publicity files contain gallery brochures and press releases of exhibitions of E. G. Eisenlohr’s work, notices of art dealers representing the Eisenlohr estate, and announcements of lectures given by Diana Church.
Box Folder
5 16 undated; booklet - announcement of E. G. Eisenlohr’s studio and class rooms in Oak Cliff (circa 1900s, 1980s – 1990s)
17 1980s
18 1980s
19 1990s
Subseries 8: Published Works (1900s - 1990s, undated)
The Published Works files contain catalogues of E. G. Eisenlohr’s exhibitions and articles about the artist and his work. A few of the early catalogues include the Highland Park Society of Dallas, Exhibition of Paintings by Five Dallas Artists [Reveau Bassett, E. G. Eisenlohr, Alexandre Hogue, Olin Travis, Frank Klepper]; First Annual Exhibition of the Work of The Dallas Painters, under the auspices of The Dallas Art Association, Fair Park Art Gallery, April 17, 1909; Exhibition of Paintings by Edward G. Eisenlohr, Dallas Public Art Gallery, January 1932; and The Joseph Sartor Galleries present An Exhibition of Lithographs by Edward G. Eisenlohr, 1933. Two documentaries written on Eisenlohr by Diana Church include The Eisenlohr Heritage: From Revolutionary Germany to Texas [1985], and Art and Accommodation in Dallas: Edward G. Eisenlohr (1872 – 1961) by Diana Church [University of Texas at Dallas, thesis, 1987]
Box Folder
5 20 undated
21 1900s
22 1930s
23 1950s
24 1960s
Box Folder
7 01 1980s
02 1980s
03 1980s
04 1980s
05 1990s
06 “EGE – Short Published Works,” undated
07 “EGE – Short Published Works,” 1900s – 1920s
08 “EGE – Short Published Works,” 1930s – 1950s
09 “EGE – Short Published Works,” 1970s – 1980s
Book
Fine Arts Journal – Devoted to the Fine and Decorative Arts [two copies], “E. G. Eisenlohr – Western Artists of Note,” by Mrs. William Booth, Jr. Location: Hamon Library



 

Series 5:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Early Years (1800s – 1936, undated)

Subseries 1: Documents (late 1800s – 1920s, undated)
The Documents file contains information relating to E. G. Eisenlohr’s formative art training years in Germany.
Box Folder
7 10 “EGE’s Peers” (undated)
11 “Eisenlohr Diary – 1887” [copy]
12 “Ferdinand Keller” (late 1880s)
13 “German History” (late 1880s)
14 “Gustave Schonleber (1851 – 1917)”
15 “Hans Thoma (1839 – 1924)”
16 “Karlsruhe Art (1907 – 1909)”
17 “Wilhelm Truebher (1851 – 1917)”
Subseries 2: Ephemera (1896 – 1936)
The Ephemera folder contains items kept by E. G. Eisenlohr from his early days in Oak Cliff including a flyer from the Grand Musical, under the auspices of the Dallas Artillery Co., at the armory in Oak Cliff for the play by T. G. Williams Turn Him Out! E. G. Eisenlohr and his sister, Valerie, are listed in the cast of characters. Items from his travels to Europe include the Red Star Line passenger list and dinner menu while on board of the S. S. Finland [1907], his student identification card at Karlsruhe [1907/1908], and German paper money. Others items include his class admission ticket to the Art Students’ League of New York [1907], his selective service card [1918], and his admission ticket to the Texas Centennial Central Exposition in 1936.
Box Folder
7 18 1896 -1936
Subseries 3: Published Works (late 1800s – 1920s)
The Published Works files contain copies of newspaper articles and poems written by E. G. Eisenlohr when he was a young boy traveling in Texas, Ohio, and to Europe with his parents in the 1880s. The files also contain copies of articles collected by Diana Church during her research on E. G. Eisenlohr; the articles concentrate on Eisenlohr’s contemporaries and German art instructors.
Box Folder
7 19 “Collected Writings” (late 1800s)
20 “EGE’s Peers” (early 1900s – 1920s)
21 “Karlsruhe Art (1907 – 1909)”
22 “Gustave Schonleber (1851 – 1917)”
23 “Hans Thomas (1839 – 1924)”
24 “Wilhelm Truebher (1851 – 1917)”



 

Series 6:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Exhibitions (1916 – 1950s, 1980s)

Subseries 1: Exhibitions (1916 – 1950s, 1980s)
The Exhibition files contain research material collected by Diana Church for exhibition purposes; the information concentrates on E. G. Eisenlohr’s art career.
Box Folder
8 01 “Exhibit Info. Received,” 1916 – 1919
02 “Exhibit Info. Received,” 1920s
03 “Exhibit Info. Received,” 1930s
04 “Exhibit Info. Received,” 1940s – 1950s
05 “Scenes of Santa Fe,” 1980s
Subseries 2: Exhibition – Edward G. Eisenlohr – Paintings, Drawings, Prints (1985)
The Exhibition – Edward G. Eisenlohr – Paintings, Drawings, Prints files relate to the organization of the Eisenlohr exhibition curated by Diana Church at The Art Center in Waco, Texas, September 7 – October 20, 1985.
Box Folder
8 06 Clippings
07 Correspondence
08 Documents
09 Publicity
10 Published Works
Subseries 3: Exhibition – Scenes of Santa Fe (1986-1987)
The Exhibition – Scenes of Santa Fe files relate to the organization of the E. G. Eisenlohr exhibition Scenes of Santa Fe curated by Diana Church. The exhibition traveled to Gallery Four, Dallas Public Library [1986], Longview Arts Center, Longview, Texas [1986], and the Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas [1987].
Sub-subseries 1: Clippings (1986 – 1987)
Box Folder
8 11 “Gallery Four, Dallas Public Library” (1986)
12 “Longview Arts Center, Longview, Texas” (1986)
Sub-subseries 2: Correspondence (1986 – 1987)
Box Folder
8 13 “EGE Exhibit – Fine Arts Express” (1986 – 1987)
14 “Gallery Four, Dallas Public Library” (1986)
15 “Longview Arts Center, Longview, Texas” (1986)
16 “Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas” (1987)
Sub-subseries 3: Documents (1986 – 1987)
Box Folder
8 17 “EGE Exhibit – Fine Arts Express” (1986 – 1987)
18 “EGE – Loan Agreement” (1986 – 1987)
19 “Exhibition Guest List” (circa 1986 – 1987)
20 “Gallery Four, Dallas Public Library” (1986)
21 “Longview Arts Center, Longview, Texas” (1986)
22 “Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas” (1987)
23 “Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas” (1987)
Sub-subseries 4: Publicity (1986 – 1987)
Box Folder
8 24 “Gallery Four, Dallas Public Library (1986)
25 “Longview Arts Center, Longview, Texas” (1986)
26 “Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas” (1987)
Sub-subseries 5: Published Works (1986 – 1987)
Box Folder
8 27 “Copy: Brochure, Story Board, Press Release” (1986 – 1987)
28 “Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas” (1987)
29 “Scenes of Santa Fe” gallery guide (1986 – 1987)
30 Southwest Art Essay” (1986)



 

Series 7:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Family History (mid-1800s – 1980s, undated)

The E. G. Eisenlohr – Family History files contain information relating to E. G. Eisenlohr’s family history, their German heritage, the Eisenlohr family arrival in American including Cincinnati [Ohio], New Braunsfels [Texas], and Dallas [Texas], and the establishment of the Eisenlohr drug store in Dallas.
Box
9 Clippings (1874 – 1907) –
01 “RFE/EGE, 1874 – 1907”
Correspondence (1850 – 1963, 1980s)
02 “Letters: G. W. Eisenlohr, 1850 – 1963”
03 “Gustav Eisenlohr” (1980s)
04 “RFE/EGE, 1874 – 1907”
Documents (late 1800s – early 1900s)
05 “EGE – Statistical Information – City Directories” (late 1800s)
06 “EGE – Statistical Information – Taxes and Real Estate” (late 1800s – early 1900s)
07 “Gustav Eisenlohr” (1800s)
08 “RFE/EGE, 1874 – 1907”
Ephemera (1908, undated)
09 undated, 1908
Publicity (1980s)
10 1980s
Published Works (1800s – 1920s)
11 “ Gustav Eisenlohr” (1800s – 1920s)



 

Series 8:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Goethe Institute Houston (1980s)

The E. G. Eisenlohr – Goethe Institute Houston files contains documents relating to Diana Church’s research on Eisenlohr for the institute and information about the institute.
Box
9 Correspondence
12 1980s
Documents
13 1980s
Publicity
14 1980s



 

Series 9:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Professional Career (1870 - 1986, undated)

The E. G. Eisenlohr – Professional Career files contain research material collected by Diana Church with concentration on Eisenlohr’s professional art career.
Box
9 Ephemera (undated)
15 undated, notecards with reproductions of Eisenlohr’s work
Documents (1870 – 1986)
16 “Art Works of E.G. Eisenlohr” (1940s, 1960s, undated)
17 “EGE: Chronologies” (1870 – 1986)
18 “EGE: 1940 Resume and Lecture Notes” (1940)
Published Works (1911)
19 1911



 

Series 10:
E. G. Eisenlohr – Santa Fe Research (late 1800s – 1940s, 1970s – 1980s, undated)

The E. G. Eisenlohr – Santa Fe Research files contain information collected by Diana Church relating to the art work he completed in the northern New Mexico area and his work in New Mexico collections.
Box
9 Correspondence (1941, 1980s)
20 1980s; includes copy of letter written by E. G. Eisenlohr in 1941
Documents (late 1800s, 1920s, 1980s, undated)
21 Copies of documents regarding E. G. Eisenlohr’s work in New Mexico collections
Published Works (1900s – 1940s, 1970s – 1980s, undated)
22 undated, 1900s
23 1920s
24 1930s, 1940s
25 1970s, 1980s