Angela Gregory papers
Scope and Contents
The Angela Gregory papers consist of materials produced by the artist Angela Gregory (1907-1990), as well as ephemeral materials on Tulane-Newcomb, the city of New Orleans, and the Unitarian Church in New Orleans that Gregory collected. In addition, the collection also contains family materials, including the Bres Family Papers, the Katherine Bres School, and papers of her father, William Benjamin Gregory.
- 1784-1991 (bulk: 1907-1988)
- Gregory, Angela, 1903-1990. (Person)
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Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
Angela Gregory (1903-1990) was an artist, sculptor, and educator. She graduated from the Art School of Newcomb College in 1925 and then went to Tulane School of Architecture (1940). Her father, William B. Gregory, was a Tulane engineering professor and her mother, Selina E. Bres, was a Newcomb potter. After graduating from Newcomb, Gregory was awarded a scholarship to the Parson's School in Paris and Italy. While in Paris, she studied under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Gregory taught at Newcomb, St. Mary’s Dominican College, and was State Supervisor for the Work Project Administration Art Program During World War II. Gregory’s career is highlighted by major works including the New Orleans monuments to Bienville and McDonogh, as well as sculpture on the Criminal Courts Building in New Orleans and the Capitol in Baton Rouge. Also notable in her life are her friendships with the writers Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) and Thornton Wilder (1897-1975).
320.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by topic alphabetically, then chronologically. The collection consists of 461 boxes and 8 volumes. It is 320 linear feet.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Angela Gregory in 1980. Date acquired: 01/12/1980.
Accruals and Additions
Additional material added to the collection after the original donation.
Collection processed by LAC Group in 2012.
- Bourdelle, Emile Antoine, 1861-1929.
- Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.
- Gregory, Selena Elizabeth Bres, 1870-1953.
- Gregory, William Benjamin, 1871-
- Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
- Bres family.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Sculptors -- United States -- Louisiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketchbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Angela Gregory papers
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