Bernard M. Keyes papers

Collection ID:
Keyes, Bernard M., 1898-1973
Physical Description:
127 Items
ca. 127 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents
REEL 865: Letters, 1929-1957, from people who either commissioned or sat for portraits by Keyes, and clippings relating to the portraits discussed in the correspondence; 8 certificates and awards; clippings and pamphlets on individual portraits; and 26 photographs of his portraits and 3 of Keyes.
Scope and Contents
REEL 5041: A photocopy of a letter from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, certifying Keyes's enrollment from 1915-1922; a clipping of a portrait by Keyes, "Great-grandfather"; 3 photographs of his portraits, including Miss Helen Williams Vose, a self-portrait, and "Uncle Ben"; a photograph of a bust by Keyes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter; Waltham, Massachusetts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 865, and 5041 (fr. 921-928) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 865, except 1 letter, 1936 May 17; 3 clippings; and 2 photos: Originals returned to lender, Agnes C. Keyes, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 865 lent for microfilming 1974 by Agnes C. Keyes, Keyes's widow; items on reel 5041 donated 1983 by Keyes' sister, Margaret Keyes Smyth, along with 6 items which had been previously microfilmed as a loan on reel 865.

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.
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