Samuel Chamberlain papers

Collection ID:
Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975
Physical Description:
13 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Personal and business correspondence; photographs; etchings; drawings; sketches; writings; biographical material; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 686: 24 fashion show drawings; 123 drawings, 1922, many of architectural details and buildings in France; 28 sketches of fortifications and airplanes drawn for Army Air Force Intelligence, WWII; and biographical material. In addition there is material relating to THIS REALM, THIS ENGLAND (Hastings House, 1941), a book of prints, drawings, and photographs of England by American and British artists, edited by Chamberlain, to raise funds for the British War Relief Society. Included is correspondence and manuscripts and dummies.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Personal and business correspondence; photographs; etchings; 12 lectures on "Expressions of Graphic Art"; notes, drafts, and dummies for 26 publications; some writings by students; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Etcher and photographer; Marblehead, Mass. Died in 1975. Chamberlain is best known for his architectural photography. His early career is reflected in his etchings of European buildings for American publications.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 686 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 686: Originals returned to Samuel Chamberlain after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 686 lent for microfilming 1974 by Samuel Chamberlain. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1974 by Chamberlain.

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.
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Repository Contact
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