A Finding Aid to the Bryson Burroughs Photographs, circa 1935, circa 1983, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.burrbrys
Creators:
Burroughs, Bryson, 1869-1934
Dates:
circa 1935
circa 1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:
Bryson Burroughs photographs of artwork measure 0.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 and circa 1983. The collection consists of glass plate negatives and copy prints of artwork, primarily paintings, by Burroughs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Bryson Burroughs photographs of artwork measure 0.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 and circa 1983. The collection consists of glass plate negatives and copy prints of artwork, primarily paintings, by Burroughs. The glass plates were possibly made for the memorial exhibition for Burroughs held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1935.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Bryson Burroughs Photographs, circa 1935, circa 1983 (0.43 linear feet; Box 1, MMs)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
New York painter and museum curator Bryson Burroughs (1869-1934), studied at the Art Students League in New York and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Later, he became an associate, then a full member, of the National Academy of Design in New York. From 1909 to 1934 he was the Curator of Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A memorial exhibition for Burroughs was held at the museum in 1935.

Administration
Processing Information
Copy prints of the glass plates were made at some point after donation of the collection. The glass plate negatives were re-housed in 2015 with a grant from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Stephanie Ashley in 2018.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Sponsor
Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of America Art in 1983 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art via John K. Howat.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Bryson Burroughs photographs are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Bryson Burroughs papers, circa 1935, circa 1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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