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Dates:
circa 2004
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
2007
Level:
file
Size:
0.001 Gigabytes (Seven computer files)
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1997-2008
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Dates:
1929-2008
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence with friends and colleagues is limited. Notable correspondents include Royal Cortissoz, Philip Hofer, Louis Kronenberger, Anne Parrish, and photocopies of letters from Tasha Tudor. The most voluminous folders of correspondence are from curator Dorothy Koval, as well as Wendy Swanton and Margaret Winslow, art consultants who helped ...

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Dates:
circa 1900-2008
Level:
series
Size:
3.3 Linear feet (Box 7-10)
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Subject Files are separated into "People" files and "Interests" files. "People" files contain materials such as articles, obituaries, short biographical profiles, and some audiovisual recordings related to Thayer's friends and colleagues. The "Interests" files include articles and clippings on assorted topics such as animals, humor, and pacifism.

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Dates:
1921-2007
Level:
series
Size:
0.8 Linear feet (Box 1, 22)
0.582 Gigabytes (ER01-ER02)
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material includes Polly Thayer's school records, marriage certificate, inventories of possessions meant for appraisal at houses she owned, journal entries and clippings about the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake from Thayer's trip to Japan, and passports. Also included are financial documents on art-related expenses such as invoices and re...

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Dates:
circa 1900-2008
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This subseries contains material about Thayer's friends, colleagues, fellow artists, and portrait subjects. Materials in this subseries include short biographies, articles, and obituaries. Some of the folders were created by curator Dorothy Koval as part of her and include partial transcripts of interviews with Thayer discussing a particular arti...

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Creators:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006
Dates:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Size:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.thaypoll
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

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