George Elbert Burr papers

Collection ID:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Physical Description:
3.1 Linear feet
ca. 3500 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A family history; income tax records and miscellaneous documents; correspondence, 1885-1939, including letters to Burr family friends the Smurthwaites concerning Burr; clippings and articles; writings; printed material; a scrapbook containing drawings and reproductions of Burr's work; photos of Burr, his family, his studio, subjects, and travels; printed material and photos from an 1891 western tour with President Benjamin Harrison; picture postcards; business records from the Biltmore Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, and consignment records from Cyrus Boutwell, Denver, Colorado, and the Miller-Sterling Company, Phoenix, Arizona; exhibition catalogues and invitations; two publications illustrated by Burr; an etching, "Arizona Night"; and reproductions of Burr's work. Burr's palette and miscellaneous items have not been microfilmed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Printmaker and etcher; Phoenix, Ariz.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2978 thorugh 2981 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Carolann Smurthwaite, was a friend of Burr. Six sketchbooks by Burr are at the National Museum of American Art.

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
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers -- Arizona -- Phoenix Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Arizona -- Phoenix Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001