Barbara Latham papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lathbarb
Creators:
Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989
Dates:
1902-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, diaries, writings, business records, art works, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2839-2841: Biographical materials; correspondence from her husband, Howard N. Cook; correspondence with Amalia Schulthess, Harry Leith-Ross, Harry Pitts, Dorothy E. Brett and others; personal writings; travel diaries from North Carolina and Alabama; 3 calendars, 1942, 1943, 1957; sales account of prints, 1928-1957; sketches and sketchbooks; prints; greeting cards by Latham, Cook and Vaneil Foster; 4 oil paintings by Harry Leith-Ross; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and photographs of Latham including one by Mildred Tolbert, ca. 1960 (a copyprint microfilmed on reel 1817, fr. 726-727) and her work; and a tribute to illustrator Helen Sewell.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3244: 11 portraits of Latham by Cook, including drawings in charcoal, ink, and pencil, and wood engravings and aquatints; and 3 self-portraits of Cook and 2 self-portraits of Latham.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Letters from Harriet Latham Robinson, Latham's niece, regarding family affairs, 1964-1968.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator, writer, etcher; Taos, N.M. b. 1896 in Walpole, Mass.; d. 1989, Sante Fe, N.M. Studied at the Pratt Institute, Art Students League and with Andrew Dasburg. Well known for her work as a children's book illustrator. Married to painter Howard Cook.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2839-2841 & 3244 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972-1973 by Latham.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photo of Latham: Archives of American Art Journal, v. 12, no. 4, 1972, p. 26.

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.
Conditions Governing Access
Correspondence with Harriet Latham Robinson: ACCESS RESTRICTED: Written permission required.

Related Materials
Barbara Latham papers relating to her work as a children's book illustrator Located at; Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Keywords
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Sewell, Helen, 1896- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leith-Ross, Harry, b. 1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foster, Vaneil Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schulthess, Amalia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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