Albert Winslow Barker selected papers

Collection ID:
Barker, Albert W. (Albert Winslow), 1874-1947
Physical Description:
2 Microfilm reels
2 linear feet on 2 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed Albert Winslow Barker selected papers contain biographical information, including resumes and a typescript by Barker's wife; correspondence with his publisher and dealer, Elizabeth Whitmore; correspondence with Bolton Brown, John Taylor Arms, Albert Fowler, print societies, and suppliers; letters regarding exhibitions; a manuscript on lithography; notes on a course with Brown; clippings; photographs; drawings; and information on the Bolton Brown memorial exhibition organized by Barker.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Albert Winslow Barker (1874-1947) was a lithographer and educator in Pennsylvania. Born in Chicago, Barker studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before teaching at the School of Industrial Arts in Philadelphia. In 1913 he enrolled at Haverford College and earned his A.B. before earning his Ph.D. in Classical Greek from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921. From 1921 to 1929 he served as the Director of Art Education in the Public School District of Wilmington, Delaware. In 1927 Barker studied with lithographer Bolton Brown. Barker devoted the rest of his artistic career to lithography, producing over 200 works.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3757-3758 available at Archives of American Art offices, Bryn Mawr College Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was donated to Bryn Mawr College by Elizabeth Barker and Agnes Davis, daughters of Barker. Microiflmed 1986 as part of Archives of American Arts' Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
Bryn Mawr College Special Collections holds the Elizabeth Barker and Agnes Davis collection of the papers of Albert Winslow Barker, 1888-1982.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available on microfilm.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- Technique Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whitmore, Elizabeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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