Henry Lee McFee papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mcfehenr
Creators:
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953
Dates:
1928-1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
18 Items
Reel 3134: (on a partial microfilm reel)
0.3 Linear feet
Unfilmed
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material (1928-1950), 6 letters (1953), 2 scrapbooks (1929-1964), printed material (1929-1964) and photographs concern the life and career of Henry Lee McFee.
Scope and Contents
Reel 3134: Photographs show McFee (1929) and 5 of his paintings. Printed material consists of 8 reproductions of his works and 4 clippings (1950-1964).
Scope and Contents
Unfilmed: Biographical material consists of 5 award and membership certificates (1928-1950). Letters consist of one Christmas card and 5 letters of condolence (1953). Printed material consists of clippings (1929-1950), reproductions of works of art, and a poster. Photographs show McFee, his studio, and his works.
Scope and Contents
Unfilmed: Two scrapbooks contain photographs of McFee and his works. One also includes photographs of gallery installations and printed reproductions of his works (1931-1950). The other, assembled by McFee's step-daughter, also contains clippings (1929-1964), 2 exhibition catalogs (undated and 1949), an advertisement and annotated galley proof for a book of reproductions of McFee's paintings (1950), 2 typescripts on painting by McFee, and photographs of colleagues including Charles Rosen, Eugene Speicher, and Will Henry Stevens.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter. After graduation from Kemper Military School in 1905, he entered art school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1907. In the following year, he studied under Birge Harrison at the Art Students League summer classes in Woodstock, New York. In 1937 he was the director of the Museum School of Art in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Claremont College in 1947 to teach in the graduate school.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3134 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by McFee's stepdaughter, Marian S. Sweeney, who inherited the papers from her mother, Eleanor McFee.

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
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Rosen, Charles, 1878-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speicher, Eugene Edward, 1883-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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