Collection ID:
Barton, Macena, 1901-1986
bulk 1914-1985
Physical Description:
2.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Macena Barton papers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1914-1985. Included is biographical material consisting of membership cards, resumes, certificates and other biographical material; photographs and slides of Barton, Barton's family and friends, and works of art; printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs, five scrapbooks of clippings, and miscellaneous printed material; personal business records; works of art; writings and notes, including the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; correspondence, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett and others; a subject file for mural painter Louis Grell containing letters and clippings, and information on the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists and the Chicago Society of Artists; and miscellaneous mate.rial relating to Barton's career as a painter in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Macena Barton (1901-1986) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois. Barton studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the material is available on microfilm reel 4079 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibray loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by James Romano and in 2020 by Harlan J. Berk, who purchased the estate of Macena Barton.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grell, Louis, 1887-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewett, Eleanor, 1892-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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