Cecile Tyl research material on Beatrice Cuming

Collection ID:
Tyl, Cecile
[ca. 1913-1990]
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Printed material, photographs and Cuming's scrapbook, used in preparation for an exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Conn. "Beatrice Cuming (1903-1974), co-curated by Cecile Tyl.
Scope and Contents
Cuming's scrapbook contains a letter, a childhood sketch, designs for Christmas cards by Cuming and "M. F.", an American Watercolor Society Certificate of Merit, clippings and personal photographs. Tyl's research on Cuming are mainly photocopies of biographical material, correspondence, printed material, photographs of Cuming and her work, and slides of work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Uncasville, Conn. Sources also list death date as 1974. Also used "Bob" as a forename.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1990-1991 by Cecile Tyl, who researched Cuming for an art appreciation course at the University of Connecticut which subsequently led her to co-curate a Cuming retrospective at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Tyl obtained the scrapbook, photographs and slides from Al Dugas, a tenant at the house in Uncasville where Cuming lived at the time of her death. Dugas informed Tyl that the bulk of Cuming's estate went to the Joslin Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts. Al Dugas kept photographs and other material they discarded.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Unmicrofilmed: use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters -- Connecticut Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Brooklyn Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuming, Beatrice, 1903-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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