Marsden Hartley papers

Collection ID:
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943
Physical Description:
5 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings by and about Hartley; list of Hartley paintings; photographs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 495: 17 photographs of Hartley, ca. 1910-1943; 2 clippings; and a list of Hartley posessions at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1368-1371: Manuscripts and typescripts of essays, short stories, and poems written by Hartley. Included also is a manuscript of an autobiography, "Somehow a Past," and eight essays not written by Hartley but one of which is about Hartley.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Ellsworth, Me. Hartley exhibited at Alfred Stieglitz's gallery 291 in 1909, the Armory Show of 1913, and was a member of the Blue Rider Group.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 495 and 1368-1371 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilm reels 1368-1371 donated 1978 by Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, who received the originals from Norma Berger, Hartley's niece. Berger lent material on reel 495 for microfilming, 1973. In 1971, Marsden Hartley related material from various collections was microfilmed on reel 138; in 1990 all items were found to be previously microfilmed, and were returned to their original collections.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Reels 1368-1371: Marsden Hartley Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Maine Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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