A Finding Aid to the Henry G. Keller Papers, circa 1880-1962, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kellhenr
Creators:
Keller, Henry G., 1869-1949
Dates:
circa 1880-1962
Languages:
English
The collection is in English
Physical Description:
1.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Ohio painter, lithographer, and educator Henry G. Keller date from circa 1880-1962 and measure 1.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artworks and artifacts.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Ohio painter, lithographer, and educator Henry G. Keller date from circa 1880-1962 and measure 1.3 linear feet. Found are biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and artworks and artifacts.
The bulk of Henry Keller's correspondence relates to the sale and exhibition of his works of art. Letters are found from institution and museums including the Carnegie Institute and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Also, correspondence is found for Albert Keller, most of which concerns his father's career and estate.

Arrangement
Arrangement
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1920-1945 (4 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1905-1961 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1920-circa 1952 (4 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1925-circa 1955 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1913-1962 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1-2)
  • Series 6: Photographs, circa 1880-circa 1940 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2, 4)
  • Series 7: Sketchbooks, Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1898-1948 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2-4)
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry G. Keller (1869-1949) was a painter, lithographer, and educator active in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1869, Henry Keller was born at sea to German parents who settled in Northern Ohio. Keller received arts education in Cleveland as well as the Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhem, Germany and the Art Students League in New York City. He returned to Ohio where he worked as a lithographer for the Morgan Lithography Company. For forty years, Keller taught painting classes at the Cleveland School of Art (Cleveland Institute of Art) and at his artist colony in Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Keller married Imogene Leslie in 1893 and they had two sons, Albert and Leslie. The family travelled throughout Europe. After the death of his wife, Henry Keller moved to California to be with Albert. He died a year later in 1949.

Administration
Processing Information
The Henry G. Keller papers were preliminarily arranged and microfilmed. In 2013, Jayna Josefson processed the papers and created a finding aid with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 1321 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Henry G. Keller papers were donated by Albert Keller via the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1976.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Henry G. Keller papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Henry G. Keller papers, circa 1880-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- Ohio -- Cleveland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cleveland Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carnegie Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keller, Albert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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