Christian Brinton papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brinchri
Creators:
Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942
Dates:
1874-1967
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 Linear feet
(on 8 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical information, including passports, marriage and divorce papers, a copy of Brinton's will, diaries, 1922, 1925, 1926, and 1928, and an autobiography; correspondence with artists and museums; a Chester County Art Association file containing correspondence, catalogs and a scrapbook; and a file containing research notebooks kept by Brinton on art and artists including personal observations; artist files containing notes and printed material; exhibition files from exhibitions Brinton curated or helped curate; writings, manuscripts, and typescripts of Brinton's work; and invitations, printed material and manuscripts from various lectures given by Brinton.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
International curator, art critic; West Chester, Pennsylvania. Born 1870. Died 1942. Co-founded and was the first president of the Chester County Art Association.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4002-4009 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and at the Chester County Historical Society.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Chester County Historical Society.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's 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.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art criticism -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curators -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chester County Art Association (Chester County, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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