Scope and arrangement
The papers consist of incoming correspondence, 1913-1917; outgoing correspondence, 1880-1931 and photographs. The incoming letters focus primarily on Deming's work and are few. The main correspondent is Theodore Roosevelt. The outgoing correspondence focuses primarily on Deming's experiences in various locations. His letters relate to his daily activities primarily in New York, Chicago, Paris, the Southwest and Mexico. Deming sketched pictures on many of these letters illustrating things that he saw and experienced. These letters are addressed to his parents, sister Grace and his wife. It should be noted that none of the letters he received from his family are contained in the papers. The photographs were taken in the art studio with Deming and his fellow students.