Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Lauris Mason research material on George Bellows, 1976-1981, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.masolaur
Creators:
Mason, Lauris
Dates:
1976-1981
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
Repository:
The Lauris Mason research material on George Bellows dates from 1976-1981 and measures 0.01 linear feet. Records document research conducted by Mason for her book The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonné; Lauris Mason; Joan Ludman; Charles H. Morgan (Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press, 1977).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Lauris Mason research material on George Bellows dates from 1976-1981 and measures 0.01 linear feet. Records document research conducted by Mason for her book The Lithographs of George Bellows: A Catalogue Raisonné; Lauris Mason; Joan Ludman; Charles H. Morgan (Millwood, N.Y.: KTO Press, 1977).
Records include correspondence with Charles H. Morgan and others discussing inquiries for information on Bellows and his lithographs, and progress on the catalog. Other documentation includes a draft introduction for the catalog written by Morgan and related correspondence, and letters concerning a dispute with Jean Bellows Booth, daughter of George Bellows, over permissions to access her father's record book and publish his lithographs. Also found is a pamphlet announcing the publication, copies of two reviews of the catalog raisonné, and unrelated 1978 correspondence with Ivan Albright related to Mason's request to purchase prints by Albright.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Coral Gables, Florida, author, editor, and art historian Lauris Mason authored several anthologies and bibliographies on printmaking. Her publications include a catalog raisonné of the lithographs of New York painter and printmaker George Bellows, which she co-authored with Joan Ludman (1932-2015), an art historian with expertise in prints, and Charles Hill Morgan (1902-1984), an educator and art historian from Amherst, Massachusetts. Mason and her husband Daniel J. Mason are also collectors of pop-up books and related ephemera.

Administration
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Lauris Mason in 1989.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Stephanie Ashley in 2022 and the collection was digitized in 2022.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was digitized in 2017 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Keywords
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Authors -- Florida -- Coral Gables Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albright, Ivan, 1897-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Charles H. (Charles Hill), 1902-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ludman, Joan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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