Collected materials on Edwin Romanzo Elmer

Collection ID:
Elmer, Maud Valona, 1879-1963
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 124: A small childhood drawing book by Edwin Romanzo Elmer; four letters received by Edwin's neice, Maud V. Elmer, 1952-1953; a page of notes by Maud V. Elmer; a book, ELMER-ELMORE GENEAOLOGY, 1899; 14 pages of mounted clippings; three exhibition catalogs from Smith College, the Corcoran, and American Federation of Arts, 1953; one bulletin from the Corcoran; and a 22 page manuscript of Maud Elmer's biography, "Edwin Romanzo Elmer As I Knew Him." Also included are two letters from Elizabeth McCausland regarding Edwin Romanzo Elmer; eight photographs of Elmer's paintings, and five of Elmer and his family; and ca. 40 loose clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2803: Two photographs, one of Edwin Romanzo Elmer and relatives, and one of a pastel by Elmer; a few pages detailing the Elmore-Elmer genealogy; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Buckland, Massachusetts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 124 and 2803 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reel 2803: clippings and some of the pages of the genealogy are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 2803: Originals retained by donor, William B. Elmer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers on reel 124 were donated by Maud V. Elmer via Mary Bartlett Cowdrey, 1957-1963. Cowdrey augmented this initial gift by adding material from her own files: the McCausland letters and eight photographs of paintings. Maud V. Elmer died in 1963, and in the course of settling her estate, Cowdrey received the five photographs of Elmer and family, and clippings from Paul Copeland, executor (?). Material on reel 2803 donated in 1977 by a relative of Elmer, William B. Elmer.

Other Title
Other Title
Edwin Romanzo Elmer papers (microfilm title)

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.

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