Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Emily Guthrie Smith Papers, 1941-1979, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smitemil
Creators:
Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-
Dates:
1941-1979
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered papers of painter and educator Emily Guthrie Smith measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1979. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs of Smith with her art, and printed material.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of painter and educator Emily Guthrie Smith measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1941 to 1979. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs of Smith with her art, and printed material.

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

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fort Worth, Texas painter Emily Guthrie Smith (1909-1986) was known for her portraits and still lifes.
In 1931 Smith studied under Robert Brackman at the Art Students League in New York City, and later with Mitchell Jamieson and Frederic Taubes. She pursued a career in painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes in Fort Worth while also teaching workshops and classes in Texas, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Smith's work is represented in museums in Texas and elsewhere, as well as in private collections, and she was a member of multiple art associations.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A portion of the collection was donated in January 1979 by Smith and microfilmed on reel 1514. Additional material was loaned for microfilming on reels 1597 and 1701-1702 in January 1979 and returned to the donor. With the exception of the photograph album, sketches, and sketchbooks, this material was subsequently donated in October 1979.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reels 1701-1702, 1597. Reel 1597 contains sketches and sketchbooks of figure studies, still lifes, and portraits; a photograph album containing snapshots of paintings and drawings; and photographs of Smith and others. Reels 1701-1702 contain two scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements and notes about paintings sold; exhibition catalogs; letters from patrons, friends, and colleagues; autographed books; and an inventory of art work in Smith's personal collection and files on the artists represented. This material was returned to Smith after microfilming and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 1514, 1597, and 1701-1702 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
Portions of the collection were microfilmed upon receipt onto reel 1514. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2023 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Emily Guthrie Smith papers, 1941-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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