Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.swanbarp
Creators:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Dates:
1927-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
820 Items
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
3 Linear feet
Addition
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REELS 826-827: 697 letters, including letters to her parents and her future husband Alan Fink, and letters from Bernard Chaet, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Anne Sexton, Andrew Stevovich, Elbert Weinberg, and the Cober Gallery; a 15-page diary; a scrapbook containing photographs, clippings, catalogs and miscellany; and many loose clippings and catalogs.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Swan, Ellsworth Kelly, and other students of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School; letters relating to Swan's career and from friends and relatives, including Bernard and Ninon Chaet and Edwin and Rosalind Miller; Christmas cards by Swan and other artists; drafts and a transcription of a talk by Swan on Harold Tovish; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and printed material on Anne Sexton.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator, draftsman, and lithographer; Boston, Mass. Studied at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Karl Zerbe. Ellsworth Kelly was also a student there. Swan collaborated as an illustrator with poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 826-827 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 826-827: Originals returned to Swan after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 826-827 was lent for microfilming in June of 1974 by Barbara Swan. She donated the photographs of Ellsworth Kelly in December 1974, and letters, writings, exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous printed material in 1992. Additional papers are expected.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women artists -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poets Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Draftsmen (artists) -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sexton, Anne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Edwin Haviland Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Rosalind S., 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaet, Bernard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fink, Alan, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kumin, Maxine, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olsen, Tillie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weinberg, Elbert, 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaet, Ninon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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