Bertha Fanning Taylor papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.taylbert
Creators:
Taylor, Bertha Fanning, 1883 or 8-1980
Dates:
1929-1972
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 286: Papers reflecting Taylor's activity as an American-born artist, teacher, art critic and lecturer working in France between the two World Wars and her later activities as a teacher at the Norfolk Division of William and Mary College. Included are correspondence, a typescript of her autobiography, My Fifteen Years in Paris; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and two scrapbooks of articles she wrote as assistant art critic for the Paris edition of the New York Herald, 1930-1936. Correspondents include poet Allen Tate and Jacques Barzun.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Typewritten drafts for memoirs, "Building Anew in a Southern City," 1953-1972.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, lecturer, teacher, museum curator and art critic; Paris, France and Norfolk, Va.; d. 1980.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 286 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed material donated 1971 by Fanning. The unmicrofilmed memoirs were donated 1992 by her granddaughter, Claire M. Taylor.

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.

Related Materials
Papers of Bertha Fanning Taylor, 1915-1979, are also located at Old Dominion University's Special Collections and University Archives.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- France -- Paris Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tate, Allen, 1899- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barzun, Jacques, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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