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Object ID RG0700.AM
Collection RG0700 Borglum, John Gutzon de la Mothe, 1867-1941
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 item
Title Speech, "People's Memorials and Their Monuments," by Gutzon Borglum, 1930
Dates of Creation 1930
Date 1930
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of one item, a speech from 1930. Entitled, "People's Memorials and Their Monuments," this speech, in typescript form, was delivered by painter and sculptor Gutzon Borglum at the annual meeting of the Nebraska State Historical Society. In his speech, Borglum describes the differences between memorials and monuments. He also discusses the special quality of American civilization and America's special role in the world, emphasizing that American art should be unique and not an imitation of European art. Borglum briefly mentions his projects at Stone Mountain, Georgia and Mount Rushmore. Excerpts of this speech have been published in Nebraska History (Volume 21, p. 287).
Creator Borglum, John Gutzon de la Mothe, 1867-1941
Finding Aids < HREF="">John Borglum finding aid
Subjects Art
People Borglum, John Gutzon de la Mothe, 1867-1941
Search Terms Mount Rushmore (South Dakota)
Nebraska State Historical Society (Lincoln, Neb.)
Classification Art
Monuments & Statues
Related Publications Nebraska History (Volume 21, p. 287).