A Finding Aid to the Maud Cabot Morgan Papers, 1938-circa 1994, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morgmaud
Creators:
Morgan, Maud, 1903-1999
Dates:
1938-circa 1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of abstract expressionist painter Maud Cabot Morgan measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1938-circa 1994. The papers include biographical material, letters, printed material, and a video recording. Biographical material consists of a resume for Maud Cabot Morgan. There are two letters (photocopies) that concern Morgan's honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs. One videocassette includes footage for 1986 Museum School Show, the 1994 exhibition "90 in the 90s," and an interview conducted by Gail Harris.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of abstract expressionist painter Maud Cabot Morgan measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1938-circa 1994. The papers include biographical material, letters, printed material, and a video recording. Biographical material consists of a resume for Maud Cabot Morgan. There are two letters (photocopies) that concern Morgan's honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements, and catalogs. One videocassette includes footage for 1986 Museum School Show, the 1994 exhibition "90 in the 90s," and an interview conducted by Gail Harris.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Maud Cabot Morgan (1903-1999) was a painter in Massachusetts. She attended Barnard College, the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Columbia Architecture School. She also studied at the Art Students League with Kimon Nikolaides and Hans Hofmann. Morgan traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe and began painting in Paris in 1926. In the 1930s, she lived in Munich, Germany, and Murray Bay, Canada. From 1940-1948, Morgan was a teacher at the Abbot Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Between 1938 and 1982, Morgan exhibited her work at the Julian Levy Gallery, Betty Parsons Gallery, and the Margaret Brown Gallery, among others.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel 777 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel 777) including three scrapbooks (1938-1974) that contain photographs of works of art, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases. Also found are one hundred forty-two letters, price lists, and other material interleaved within the scrapbook pages. Additionally, there is a twelve-page book of clippings by Rosamund Frost is entitled "Maud Morgan, A Woman With a Purpose." Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Jean Fitzgerald in 1990. A finding aid was written by Caroline Donadio in 2019.
Author
Caroline Donadio
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Maud Morgan first lent material for microfilming in 1974. She gave additional papers 1985. Two VHS tapes were donated anonymously in circa 1994.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Maud Cabot Morgan papers, 1938-circa 1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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