Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dresloui
Creators:
Campbell, Louisa Dresser, 1907-1989
Dates:
1934-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Carbon of the manuscript of a catalogue for an exhibition "Seventeenth Century Painting in New England," compiled and edited by Dresser for an exhibition held at the Worcester Art Museum in collaboration with the American Antiquarian Society, July-August 1934. Included are a report by Alan Burroughs on X-ray examination of the paintings on exhibit and a letter from Dresser to William C. Endicott asking for his "criticisms and corrections." The manuscript, published in 1935 by the Worcester Art Museum, is missing front matter and illustrations. Some pencil notations, presumably by Endicott, appear in the entry on Governor John Endecott.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator; museum curator; art historian; Worcester, Mass. Died 1989. Joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1932 as an associate in Decorative Arts. She later became curator of the collections, and also served as acting director. Dresser retired in 1972.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1992 by Frances Herron, Louisa Dresser's sister.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Painting -- 17th century -- New England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painting -- 17th century -- New England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women museum curators -- New England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Worcester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Worcester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burroughs, Alan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Endicott, William Crowninshield, d. 1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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