Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Naomi Brotherton Papers, 1953-1981, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.brotnaom
Creators:
Brotherton, Naomi
Dates:
1953-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered papers of watercolorist Naomi Brotherton date from 1953 to 1981 and measure 0.4 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material. Other papers include biographical material and correspondence with arts organizations and institutions.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of watercolorist Naomi Brotherton date from 1953 to 1981 and measure 0.4 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material. Other papers include biographical material and correspondence with arts organizations and institutions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Naomi Brotherton (1920-) is a watercolorist active in Dallas, Texas who has concentrated on watercolor since the 1950s and is known for her landscapes and night scenes.
Brotherton graduated from Baylor University and studied at the Art Students League in New York City. She taught watercolor demonstration classes in Dallas, Texas and Ruidoso, New Mexico. She is a founding member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS).
Brotherton has retired from creating new works due to macular degeneration.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel 2901 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Separated Materials
Material loaned for microfilming, including photos, certificates, awards, a scrapbook, and printed material, were returned to Naomi Brotherton after microfilming on reel 2901 and are not described in the container listing.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were lent for microfilming on reel 2901 as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project and portions were subsequently donated in 1982 by Naomi Brotherton.
Processing Information
The collection was arranged and microfilmed upon receipt on reel 2901. Portions that were subsequently donated were processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Naomi Brotherton papers, 1953-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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