F. Earl Williams papers relating to Robert Strong Woodward

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.willf
Creators:
Williams, F. Earl (Forest Earl), 1902-1990
Dates:
1928-1985
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Primarily letters from Woodward to Williams. Also included are a 9 p. biographical sketch of Woodward; Woodward's painting journal; a scrapbook; printed material; notes; and photographs and slides relating to Woodward's work as a painter and his friendship with Williams.
Scope and Contents
Letters are mainly from Woodward discussing his work, plans and health. Correspondents also include Ethel Dow and Woodward's friend and protege Mark Purinton, Jr. The scrapbook and printed material consist of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, exhibition catalogs, and exhibition announcements about Woodward's work. Photographs and slides taken by Williams of Woodward, his studios and home and were used by Woodward as important source material because of his immobility. Scattered throughout the printed material are items related to Lester Stevens, another New England painter apparently of interest to Williams.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
F. Earl Williams (1902-1990) was a close friend of painter Robert Strong Woodward.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989-1990 by F. Earl Williams, who collected the papers and shot the slides and photographs. His niece, Barbara Roggeveen, thinks he also compiled the scrapbook.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Robert Strong Woodward letters and papers, 1890-1985.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- New England Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still-life painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodward, Robert Strong, 1885-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, William Lester, 1888-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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