A Finding Aid to the Edmund Quincy papers, 1891-1955, bulk 1935-1955, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.quinedmu
Creators:
Quincy, Edmund, 1903-1997
Dates:
1891-1955
bulk 1935-1955
Languages:
English
The vast majority of the collection is in English; some records are in French.
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of painter Edmund Quincy measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1935-1955. In addition to biographical materials, letters, price lists, printed items, and a scrapbook documenting his painting career, Quincy's papers also include family photographs and a scrapbook concerning the political career of his father, Josiah Quincy, Mayor of Boston. Material concerning Quincy's father in some cases predates Quincy's birth. Also included are a diploma and drawings by Quincy.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Edmund Quincy measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1891-1955, with the bulk of materials dated 1935 to 1955. In addition to biographical materials, letters, price lists, printed items, and a scrapbook documenting his painting career, Quincy's papers also include family photographs and a scrapbook concerning the political career of his father, Josiah Quincy, Mayor of Boston. Also included are a diploma and drawings.
Biographical materials include travel documents, student IDs and scattered personal items relating to Quincy and his father. Letters concern exhibitions and the sale of artwork. Quincy's writings are about the process of painting and research on Mexican painters Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Printed material includes items related to exhibitions, newspaper clippings, and publicity materials. The scrapbooks of clippings relating to Mayor Josiah Quincy provides insight into Boston politics during the period 1891-1913. Photographs are of Quincy, family and friends. Artwork consists of sketches and student work. The 2014 addition to the papers includes a diploma and assorted drawings.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in 8 series. Materials are generally arranged by record type and chronologically thereafter.
  • Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa 1911-1936 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 2: Letters, circa 1942-1946 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 3: Writings, circa 1935 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1935-1943 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1930-1955 (Box 1; 0.1 liner feet)
  • Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1891-1947 (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 7: Photographs, circa 1892-circa 1940s (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
  • Series 8: Addition to the Edmund Quincy papers, circa 1930s-circa 1950s (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edmund Quincy (1903-1997) was a painter who lived and worked in New England and abroad. Born in Biarritz, France, and educated in the United States, Quincy was the descendant of three Boston mayors and related to President John Quincy Adams. He had solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, and other American cities. Quincy's work is in the permanent collections of the Grenoble Museum (France), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of Arizona.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Harriet E. Shapiro in 2013. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries, and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes were not numbered. The collection was housed in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed. Additional materials were accessioned and processed in 2014, the finding aid updated accordingly.
Author
Harriet E. Shapiro
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 and 2014 by Hirschl & Adler.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Edmund Quincy papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institiution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Use
Use of original materials requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
Edmund Quincy papers, 1891-1955, bulk, 1935-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mayors -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quincy, Josiah, 1859-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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