John Whorf papers

Collection ID:
Whorf, John, 1903-1959
[ca. 1880-1961]
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; sketches and pages from a sketchbook; drawings; certificates; notes; a book; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1052: Correspondence, mostly between Whorf and family members; pages from a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, 1912-1926; 2 National Academy of Design certificates; a drawing, 1913, done by Whorf as a child; photographs of Whorf, his family (including one of his grandfather, ca. 1880), and of his paintings; and clippings, 1924-1961.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A postcard from Ruth and Loring Dodd; a 1934 letter from a patron; 6 photographs, including The Beachcombers (a painter's club); a street scene (ca. 1890's) taken by John's father, commercial photographer, Harry C. Whorf, photographs of Harry C. Whorf (1890s), John Whorf's work, and of a John Singer Sargent painting; certificates of membership in the National Academy of Design; notes on color; 17 sketches in pencil, crayon and water color (1911); 21 clippings; and an inscribed copy of Harry Kemp's PROVINCETOWN TIDEWAYS (c 1947).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Provincetown, Mass.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1052 available from Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Some items on reel 1052: Originals retained by Nancy Whorf Kelly.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reel 1052 lent for microfilming 1975 by Nancy Whorf Kelly, Whorf's daughter. Portions were subquently donated along with unmicrofilmed material, 1983.

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
Painting -- Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whorf, Harry C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kemp, Harry, 1883-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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