Edmund Darch Lewis sketches
Loose sketches and 13 volumes of sketchbooks. The sketchbooks contain landscape drawings in pencil and oil. Many are signed and dated, and some include manuscript notes on color.
John Brantley Wilder papers
The papers of painter, journalist, and civil rights activist John Brantley Wilder measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to circa 1979. The papers include correspondence; clippings; invoices; photographs; reproductions of some of Wilder's pen and ink sketches; as well as a scrapbook, which includes clippings, photographs, and printed material. Also included in the collection is a diorama representing a Sioux family.
Henry T. Cariss papers
Cariss family genealogy; three letters to Cariss, 1880-1900, from the Gibson Stained Glass Co, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the World's Columbian Exposition; a journal of his passage by sea to Europe with members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club; a photograph of Cariss; a watercolor, "Potatoe [sic] Gatherers" and an …
Abraham P. Hankins papers
Biographical material; correspondence, mostly of Hankin's wife, Estelle Hankins; artwork including sketchbooks, loose sketches, drawings; writings, including a facsimile of Hankins annotated manuscript for "The Way to Art" privately published in 1979 by Dorothy Morgan Levin, the executor of Hankins' estate, and "Primer of Art"; photographs; and printed material including exhibition …
Leon Kelly papers
The papers of painter Leon Kelly measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1927-1997. The bulk of the collection consists of biographical material, writings by Kelly about his artwork, letters to Kelly, personal financial records, scrapbooks with photographs of works of art, artwork by Kelly including childhood sketches and designs for clothing …
Xanthus Smith diaries
Handwritten diary, January 1-December 31, 1883, and July 1, 1891-May 14, 1892. The entries detail the daily events of Smith, who painted in his studio almost every day, usually finishing a painting in one to three days. The entries also record his domestic life, living with his wife, children, and father, painter Russell Smith, outside …
John Neagle papers
Letters, writings, business records, sketches and printed material.
Russell, Xanthus, and Mary Smith family papers
The Russell, Xanthus, and Mary Smith family papers comprise 5.12 linear feet and are dated 1793-1977, bulk 1826-1977. Correspondence, writings, artwork, financial records, printed material, miscellaneous items and photographs provide documentation of the lives and works of painter, illustrator and poet, Russell Smith, and his son, painter Xanthus Smith, and scattered documentation of the lives of his wife, painter and educator Mary Priscilla Smith, and daughter and painter Mary Russell Smith.
Ada Clendenin Williamson papers
Correspondence, notes, printed material, clippings, photographs, writings, diaries, and sketches documenting Williamson's travels to Europe on a Cresson Scholarship, and professional career.