Hugh Henry Breckenridge papers

Collection ID:
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry), 1870-1937
Valley House Gallery
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
(on 4 partial microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Notes, writings, sketches, printed material, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and exhibition materials.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1779: 2 logbooks of paintings with photographs, prices, and exhibition records; a photograph of students at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; three scrapbooks of photographs of his paintings and portraits; photocopies of clippings and of a brochure of the Breckenridge School of Painting, East Gloucester, Mass.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1828: A notebook with notes for class demonstrations and sketches; edited and final typescripts of an unpublished manuscript, BOOK ON ART, by Breckenridge, and of lectures by Breckenridge; and two brochures from the Breckenridge School of Art.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1907: Essays, lectures, and notes on art; a typed recipe for pastel sticks; clippings; a lecture announcement; a membership list; and a fragment of letter received.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2410: Three letters; a typescript of Breckenridge's unpublished book on art; exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and printed miscellany; and ca. 118 photographs, mostly of his paintings. Also includes papers concerning the 1967 retrospective exhibition of Breckenridge's work at the Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, which contain correspondence, letters from Breckenridge's daughter, Margaret Skinner to Margaret Vogel of the gallery; letter from museums and patrons to Valley House Gallery director, Donald S. Vogel; copies of letters sent from the gallery; biographical information; financial material; exhibition catalogs; and news clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and educator; Philadelphia, Pa. Founded the Breckenridge School of Art. Was Dean of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1779, 1828, 1907, and 2410 available at Archives of American Art offices; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lenders after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1980 by Donald S. Vogel, director of Valley House Gallery, and by Dorothy D. Breckenridge, Breckenridge's widow.

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

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vogel, Donald S., 1917-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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