Catharine Willson photographs and clippings

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.willcath
Creators:
Willson, Catharine
Dates:
1895-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
48 Items
(on a partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A scrapbook, clippings (1911-1964), a photograph album, and photographs (1895-1918) illustrate life at the Eagle's Nest art colony.
Scope and Contents
Twenty-seven photographs and a photograph album document family events and Willson's summers with her uncle, painter Ralph Clarkson, at Eagle's Nest art colony in Oregon, Illinois (1895-1963). Subjects include costume pageants, artists' cabins, Rock River scenes, Taft's statue "Black Hawk", Willson with Clarkson, and artists Charles Francis Browne, J. Spencer Dickerson, Horace Spencer Fiske, Oliver Dennett Grover, and Loredo Taft. The album also contains 10 Christmas cards (1943-1963) and 12 clippings, including an obituary for Wallace Heckman (1927) and 4 articles about Mrs. Vernon Thomas (1928). A second scrapbook contains 49 picture postcards, primarily of Colorado scenes, and a clipping about Eagle's Nest (1911).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3990 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3990 (frames 1-210): Originals returned to the lender, Catharine Willson, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Archives of American art retained copy prints of some of the photographs lent by Catharine Willson.

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
Artist colonies -- Illinois -- Oregon Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Middle West Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Charles Francis, 1859-1920 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarkson, Ralph, 1861-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickerson, J. Spencer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiske, Horace Spencer, 1859-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grover, Oliver Dennett, 1861-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heckman, Wallace, 1851-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas, Vernon, Mrs., b. 1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eagle's Nest Art Colony Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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