Archives of American Art

Augustus Koopman papers

Collection ID:
Koopman, Augustus B., 1869-1914
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbook, photographs, correspondence, art work, estate papers, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3960: Two copy prints of photographs of Koopman and his family, one dated May 1907 of Koopman, his wife Louise, and children Ellen and Bernard, the other undated of Koopman, enlarged from a snapshot.
Scope and Contents
REEL 5321: Artwork, ca. 1892-1910 (43 items), including; a sketchbook; 23 loose sketches; 2 pastels; 15 prints; 2 watercolors; and 1 conte crayon drawing. Among the subjects are churches, infants, seascapes, and landscapes.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A scrapbook containing photographs of Koopman and his work, reproductions of his work, clippings, exhibition catalogues (some annotated) and a pastel; 18 monotypes; photographs of Koopman and his work; letters to Koopman and letters relating to the disposition of Koopman's estate (some are copies); notes; copy of Koopman's will; printed material, including exhibition catalogs, some annotated with prices; a "poster" signed by members of "Les Anciens d'Etaples" to be presented to Koopman while he was ill and ammended with his death date; a transcription of a newsclipping; and 8 copy prints of photographs of Koopman, Koopman in his studio, the Koopman family, and of a painting by Koopman of his mother.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; printmaker. b. Jan. 2, 1869, Charlotte, N.C.; d. Jan. 31, 1914, Etaples, France; attended Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3960 and 5321 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
10 photographs are: copyprints.
Existence and Location of Originals
10 photographs: Originals retained by the donor.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The two photographs on reel 3960 were donated by Jane Koopman, Koopman's daughter-in-law, 1985. In 1994 Koopman's daughter, Mrs. T.M. (Ellen) Raysor, donated the scrapbook, letters, photos, monotypes, and other material,, and lent 8 photographs for copying. In 1998, a granddaughter, Cecily Hancock, lent a sketchbook and various artwork for microfilming (reel 5321).

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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