Records of Art in Wilmington

A Finding Aid to the Records of Art in Wilmington

Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum

Wilmington, Delaware

Accessioned: Gift of Bayard Berndt, January 1980
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Processed: Sarena Fletcher, 2005
Contact Information:

Helen Farr Sloan Library
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806



Folder 1 – Delaware Art Center (WSFA) brochures and bulletins, 1937-1953

Folder 2 – W.P.A. Theatre Project, 1938 – 3 theater programs, one photograph

Folder 3 – Clothes Line Shows – brochures, 1936-1959; 2 newspaper clippings; catalog list of the Delaware Festival of the Arts and the Hagley Museum exhibition, no date

Folder 4 – Arts Club, 1931-1938 – newspaper clippings; exhibition catalogs

Folder 5 – Wilmington Academy of Art

Samples of letterhead;
Bill for moving from 18th and Market to Park Drive, May 3, 1938;
Catalogs: 1934-1935, 1938-1939, 1939-1940, 1940-1941, summer school 1939, 1941;
Lists of students: 1927-1930, 1930-1937;
Letter to Bayard Berndt from Samuel Homsey, May 27, 1942;
Bayard Berndt’s notes about artists during the war years;
List of directors with addresses
Folder 6 – Folder on students [upon receipt of records these items were distributed in individual artist files; reunited 2005]

George Gray:
Brochure: “Biographical Sketch of George Gray. ‘Who’s Who In America’ col. 26 – Page 1051 – 1950-1951
Correspondence: “Bayard Berndt – Best Wishes for a Happy New Year 1953! Skol! George.” Letterhead “Murals by George Gray. Studio 2B – 140 West 66th Street – New York 23 – New York – Trafalgar …”;
Exhibition catalog: “Exhibition of Paintings by George Gray” Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 13 September – 30 November 1969. William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Photograph: [George Gray] painting cityscape. Inscribed on front in black ink: “To Bayard Berndt, Recalling happy times in Wilmington. ‘George Gray. NACAU. June 1965;
Postcards (4): Printed on verso – Historic Taproom, Murals by George Gray. The Hendrick Hudson. James J. Graney, Manager. Troy, New York. American Hotels Corporation, New York. J. Leslie Kincaid, President;

Cyril Snyder: ad

Barclay Rubincam:
Exhibition catalog: “Barclay Rubincam (1920-1978), Memorial Art Exhibit,” Chester County Federal Savings and Loan Association, High and Market Streets, West Chester, Pennsylvania, [1978];

Bayard Berndt:
Brochure: “15th Annual Brandywine Arts Festival” Josephine Gardens, September 13-14. Dedication to Bayard Taylor Berndt;
Magazine: Delaware Today February-March 1964;
Newspaper article: “On-Site Inspection” Evening Journal, August 15, 1963 [Brandywine Arts Festival, Charles Parks, Bayard T. Berndt, etc.]
Folder 7 – Wilmington Academy of Art – 18th Market; Old Lea Mills

“Wilmington Academy of Art 1932″ etching of 18th and Market – Old Lea Mills, 2nd floor signed by Bayard Berndt;
“Old Lea Mill, 18th Market” drawing signed by [Bayard] Berndt;
Catalog for the Lending Picture Club of the Wilmington Academy of Art, no date;
Newspaper clipping: “Wilmington Academy of Art Architects’ Ball …” 1929;
Photograph of a party of Wilmington Academy of Art students, circa 1932
Folder 8 – Brandywine Arts Festival

Brochure: “The Hagley Museum in cooperation with the Delaware Festival of the Arts presents an exhibit of paintings, prints, drawings and photographs of the Brandywine Valley, no date;
Brochure: “Second Annual Brandywine Arts Festival” 1962, honoring Gayle Hoskins;
Brochure: “Sixth Annual Brandywine Arts Festival” September 10, 1966;
Hand painted poster: “Exhibition and Sale, Brandywine Paintings by Local Artists – at the new Hagley Museum – dailey May 25 thru June” unknown artist, no date;
Photograph of C. Parks, Bruce St. John, Eleanor Gray, etc. On verso stamped in green ink “From Hardcastles, 417 Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware.” On verso stamped in blue ink “Property of Bayard T. Berndt, Rd. Chadds Ford, PA.”
Folder 9 – Brecks Mill Cronies

Exhibition catalog: “The Breck’s Mill Cronies are Pleased to Present A Retrospective Show (1947-1960) of Watercolors by John T. Martin. October 10th – November 20th, 1960 at Breck’s Mill, Wilmington, Delaware”;
Newspaper clipping: “Brandywine Art Exhibit To Open at Breck’s Mill” unknown, February 10, 1960
Folder 10 – Wingate, W.O., Jr. (see folder on Hardcastles) – cartoon drawing for the U.S. Armed Forces Institute

Folder 11 – Hardcastles – envelopes, newspaper clippings, photographs, stickers

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