Austa Densmore Sturdevant papers

Collection ID:
Sturdevant, Austa Densmore, 1855-1936
[ca. 1890]-1979
Physical Description:
14 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A letter from Sturdevant to her mother, and 2 family letters; copy prints of 3 photographs of Sturdevant and her Paris studio; 3 postcards postmarked July 1892, Tannersville, N.Y., from Sturdevant to her mother with sketches of students sketching (possibly sent while studying at nearby Onteora art colony created in 1887 by Candace Wheeler) ; 4 clippings on Sturdevant and Cragsmoor; and a catalog, "A Century of Women Artists at Cragsmoor."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Cragsmoor, N.Y. Sturdevant was also the owner and manager of the Cragsmoor Inn, a popular gathering place for visiting artists.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3472 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1977 and 1979 by Clarissa C. Dryden, Sturdevant's granddaughter.

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
Artists' studios -- France -- Paris -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cragsmoor Artist Colony Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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