Franklin C. Watkins papers

Collection ID:
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972
Physical Description:
5.9 Linear feet
(on 6 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL D24: A scrapbook, 1931-1932, containing clippings about Watkins' painting, SUICIDE IN COSTUME, which won first prize in the 30th Carnegie Institute International Exhibition of Modern Paintings, 1931.
Scope and Contents
REELS 2411-2415: Correspondence with artists, art collectors and gallery owners; photographs of Watkins and his work; writings and notes; business and financial records; scrapbooks containing printed material; clippings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Philadelphia, Pa.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D24 & 2411-2415 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel D24 donated 1956 by Franklin C. Watkins; material on reels 2411-2415 donated 1975 by Mrs. Ida Harkness, widow of Watkins.

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm reels 2411-2415: Lists of correspondents available in Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001