Archives of American Art

Ernest Haskell papers

Collection ID:
Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
ca. 419 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, writings, sketches, sketchbooks, scrapbook, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents
Reel 1426: Biographical information; correspondence, including 5 letters from John Marin; correspondence of Haskell's son, Ernest about his father; a lecture; a typed account of a canoe trip through the Everglades; writings on Haskell; sketches; a scrapbook; clippings and printed miscellany; and photographs.
Scope and Contents
Reel 1355: Family correspondence, principally between Ernest and his wife Emma; a biographical narrative about Ernest which was written by his daughter Hildegarde; five sketchbooks and nine printed items.
Scope and Contents
Reel 1400: 34 photographs of Haskell and his family.
Scope and Contents
Reel 105: Correspondence, clippings, priced lists of his works, bills for their sale, catalogs and miscellaneous papers. Included are letters from the Print Club, Philadelphia, from R.F. Randolph, and 15 letters from John Taylor Arms to Ernest Haskell, Jr., 1946-1950, concerning his father.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher, lithographer, illustrator, writer. Born in Connecticut; worked in art department of NEW YORK AMERICAN. Studied in Paris, returned to New York, created caricatures and posters. Famous for portrait of Joan and Jock Whitney. Settled in Maine.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 105, 1355, 1400, 1426 availbale for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1355, 1400, and 1426: Originals returned to lenders after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
One of the lenders is Annie P. Haskell, the daughter-in-law of Ernest Haskell. Another, Josephine Haskell Aldridge is his daughter. A portion of the papers were donated by his son, Ernest Haskell, Jr.

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.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hartt, Hildegarde Haskell, 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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