A Finding Aid to the Agnes Anne Abbot Papers, 1921-1976, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.abboagne
Creators:
Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992
Dates:
1921-1976
Languages:
English
The collection is in English
Physical Description:
0.6 linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, and artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, sketchbooks and artwork.
Correspondence is from Abbot's family and friends and includes some letters written by Abbot to her mother, sister, and brother. Other correspondents include Alfred Barr, Alice Van Vechten Brown, Bernard Heyl, and Douglas McKee. Artwork includes ten sketchbooks depicting Abbot's travels throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-1949 (3 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1951 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1930-circa 1940 (3 folders; Box 1)
Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1927-1965 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1964-1968 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 6: Photographs, 1960-1976 (4 folders; Box 1)
Series 7: Sketchbooks and Artwork, 1921-1965 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Watercolorist and educator Agnes Anne Abbot (1897-1992) was active in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts.
Born in Germany in 1897, Agnes Anne Abbot spent summers in the Boston area. In 1917, her family moved to the United States and settled in Boson where Abbot attended the School of Fine Arts and Crafts. From 1920 to 1963, Abbot taught at Wellesley College. She traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States. Agnes Anne Abbot died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.

Administration
Processing Information
The Agnes Anne Abbot papers were processed by Jayna Josefson in 2013 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Agnes Anne Abbot donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1979 to 1987.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Agnes Anne Abbot papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history with Agnes Anne Abbot conducted by Robert Brown on August 25, 1981 to January 15, 1982.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Educators -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolorists -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McKee, Douglas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Alice Van Vechten Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heyl, Bernard Chapman, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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