George Demont Otis papers

Collection ID:
Otis, George Demont, 1879-1962
Physical Description:
172 Items
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; writings; printed material; miscellaneous papers regarding Otis and his work collected by his niece, Grace J. Hartley.
Scope and Contents
REEL 266: Correspondence, biographical material, poetry, notes on Southwest Indians, lists of paintings, photographs of Otis and his work, sketchbooks, clippings, catalogs, announcements, and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2813: Seven photographs of Otis' works; clippings; a biographical sketch, 1948; letters, 1973-1974; and exhibition announcements, 1974.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Photocopies of letters, clippings, announcements, and resum├ęs. Included is a letter from Patricia Nixon to Hartley thanking her for a painting by Otis.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Landscape painter and teacher; San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, California. Specialized in paintings of Indians.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 266 and 2813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Most of the printed material are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 266: Originals returned to the lender, Grace J. Hartley, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 266 lent for microfilming by Otis' neice Grace Hartley in 1971; she donated additonal material in 1974.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Grace, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001