Collection ID:
Pertha, Hilda, 1911-2011
Physical Description:
8.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Hilda Pertha measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1940-2011. Included is biographical material consisting of artist's statements; correspondence with friends, family, galleries, and employers; writings including journals and studio notes by Pertha; project files; photographs and slides of Pertha, her work, exhibitions, home, and studio; artwork by Pertha including including preparatory sketches in marker, ink, pencil, and watercolor; and printed material consisting of clippings, gallery announcements, posters, cards, and broadsides. A portion of the material is in electronic format.
Scope and Contents
Letters and writings by Pertha and photographs of works of art The donor, Connie Korbel-Mickey, retains copyright that she may own.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hilda Pertha (1911-2011) was a painter in Mendocino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2013 by Mila Ahern, Hilda Pertha's daughter and in 2019 by Connie Korbel-Mickey, Pertha's biographer.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of born digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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