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Dates:
1933-1996
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1956-1999
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subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Estate correspondence and related documents were created mainly by Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen; also found are a very small number of letters addressed to or from her mother and sisters. Mrs. Fitchen acted as the estate's sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, sought exhibition opportunities, and worked to maintain ...

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Dates:
1875
1933-1996
Level:
series
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 3)
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

With the exception of a nineteenth century letter addressed to a relative of Mrs. Beach, most letters are addressed to Chester Beach's widow and their daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Many mention Chester Beach. Estate correspondence and related documents, created mainly by the sculptor's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, concern efforts to exhibit ...

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Dates:
1913-1935
Level:
series
Size:
2 Folders (Box 3)
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Chester Beach's writings consist of "The Art Course in College" and general statements on art. The writings about him are "History and Allegory with a Silver Lining: Silver Coins and Medals by Chester Beach, N.A. 1881-1956" by Eleanor Beach Fitchen, and biographical sketches by Lee Lawrie and an unidentified author.

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Dates:
1875-1996
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The 1875 letter to George Murdock from Mame relays news of family and friends. Among the small number of letters to Mrs. Beach is one from Walker Hancock reminiscing about their days at the American Academy in Rome. Letters to Eleanor Beach Fitchen are mostly from friends, and one from each of her sisters; several mention her father.

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Creators:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956
Dates:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Size:
7.32 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

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Dates:
1846-1999
Level:
series
Size:
1.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)
Collection ID:
AAA.beacches
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Project files document commissions and a few proposals for commissions not awarded, as well as Beach's own projects. The files - some sparse, and others extremely detailed - may include correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings, printed material, and photographs. Photographs are mainly of completed sculpture, but many files also contain vi...

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