Charles W. Dahlgreen papers

Collection ID:
Dahlgreen, Charles W. (Charles William), 1864-1955
Physical Description:
1.1 Linear feet
2 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Charles W. Dahlgreen papers measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1886-1957. Included is biographical material, writings, correspondence, works of art, photographs, financial material, exhibition material and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes two biographical accountsand a manuscript for Dahlgreen's autobiography and certifcates from the Art Institute of Chicago and a Canadian mining certificate. Writings include 4 notebooks about on his works, recipes for paint and printmaking materials, and notes on his family history. Correspondence relates to Dahlgreen's art-related activities and his involvement with various art organizations. Artwork includes 9 sketchbooks, 1886-1908, and 45 drawings, 1906-1909. Photographs are of Dahlgreen in his studio, with his fiancee, his mobile studio, and his works of art. Also included are photographs of lodge banners, Leon Makielski posed with his portrait of Dahlgreen, Nicoli Fechin, and images of the Brown County, the Indiana Colony, the Society of Etchers members Lucie Hartrath and Bertha Jaques, and others. Financial material consists of an account book, 1912-1920, containing a price and sales list, an dues ledger, 1918-1923, a receipt book for works of art, 1933-1940, an income and expenses ledger, 1942-1947, an undated price list for works of art, miscellaneous receipts and address files and lists works of art. Exhibition material consists of 30 exhibition prospectuses. Printed material includes clippings and bulletins.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3954, frames 877-922 Three photographs of Dahlgreen; a photograph, ca. 1931, of his mobile studio; clippings, 1924-1936; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1901-1950.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles W. Dahlgreen (1864-1955) was a Painter and printmaker in Chicago, Ill.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3953-3954 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3954, frames 877-922: Originals returned to the lender, Grant Dahlgreen, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Portions of material on reel 3954 donated 1986; and portions (fr. 877-922) lent for microfilming 1986 all by Grant Dahlgreen, Charles W. Dahlgreen's grandson. Additional material donated in 2020 by Kate Husar, Charles W. Dahlgreen's great-great-grandaughter.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Feshin, Nikolań≠ Ivanovich, 1881-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartrath, Lucie, 1868-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jaques, Bertha E. (Bertha Evelyn), b. 1863 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Makielski, Leon A., 1885-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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