Collection ID:
Labrie, Rose
1948- 2000
Physical Description:
3.3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, personal photographs, and printed material, such as gallery announcements, magazines featuring her articles and art work, clippings, flyers, relating to Labrie's work as a journalist, children's book author and illustrator, author onhistorical subjects, and self-taught artist. Among Labrie's correspondents are Robert Bishop, David O'Neil, Jay Johnson, Mattie Lou O'Kelly, Emeline Paige, Robert Miner, Henry P. (Heinz) Kupfer, Frederick Franck, Harry Goodwin, Janet Hutchinson, Emiline Page and daughter Christie Labrie.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Rose Labrie (1916-1986) was an author, illustrator of children's books, journalist, gallery director and self-taught "primitive" artist in Portsmouth, N.H. Born in Boston, Mass., Labrie moved to Vermont at the age of two. Her childhood memories of West Hartford, Vt. formed the basis for children's stories and paintings. She attended the University of New Hampshire and the University of Wisconsin and studied creative writing. Her early career was in journalism. In the 1960s she turned to painting and writing on historical monuments, especially lighthouses. She contributed to magazines such as "The Clarion," 1984, "Down East," 1956- 1969, "Vermont Life," 1953- 1979, "Yankee," 1962- 1976, and was the author of "Dancer's Image" (1982), "King, The Leprechaun Pony" (1979), "Nubble Light" (1979) and "Randy, the Rooster," (1985). Labrie also was founder and first director of the Strawberry Bank Children's Festival, later known as the Prescott Park Arts Festival, in Portsmouth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2000 by Christie Labrie.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Christy Labrie.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Illustrated books, Children's Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk artists -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- New Hampshire -- Portsmouth Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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