Lorado Taft papers
Printed material by and about Taft, including addresses given by him in Philadelphia in 1924, and another, "Practical Art in Illinios," 1884; an address about Taft by Herbert Adams; correspondence, mostly from his student days in Paris and as a tourist in England; photographs of Taft, his studio, and his work; and …
Eagle's Nest Art Colony photographs
Black and white photographs copied from original lantern slides and photographs include portraits of many colonists, the interiors and exteriors of their cabins and group pictures of costumed campers in pageants and processions.
Richard Rathbun letters
Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smithsonian …
Catharine Willson photographs and clippings
A scrapbook, clippings (1911-1964), a photograph album, and photographs (1895-1918) illustrate life at the Eagle's Nest art colony.
Frank Weitenkampf letters
Letters to Weitenkampf, mainly from artists and collectors concerning examples of their works in the library's collection.
Century Magazine letters
Correspondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series.
Artists' biographical questionnaires
Biographical forms completed by artists and illustrators for the Art League Publishing Company's ARTISTS YEAR BOOK. Each contains details written by the artist concerning parentage, exhibitions and collections containing his work, books illustrated, memberships in clubs, etc.
George Grey Barnard papers
The papers of New York sculptor, collector, and dealer George Grey Barnard measure 12 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1969, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1880-1938. These papers document his life and work as an artist, as well as his activities as a collector and dealer of medieval art, through correspondence, collecting notebooks, diaries and daily journals, ephemera, inventories, business and financial records, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, reference materials, publications, photographs, and a small number of sketches.
Mary Fanton Roberts papers
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
26 Negatives (glass)
10 Negatives (nitrate)
6 Autochromes (photographs)
50 Stereographs (circa 50 printed stereographs, halftone and color halftone)
1,000 Stereographs (circa, albumen and silver gelatin (some tinted))
239 Prints (circa 239 mounted and unmounted prints, albumen (including cartes de visite, imperial cards, cabinet cards, and one tinted print) and silver gelatin (some modern copies))
96 Prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
21 Postcards (silver gelatin, collotype, color halftone, and halftone)
Photographs relating to Native Americans or frontier themes, including portraits, expedition photographs, landscapes, and other images of dwellings, transportation, totem poles, ceremonies, infants and children in cradleboards, camps and towns, hunting and fishing, wild west shows, food preparation, funeral customs, the US Army and army posts, cliff dwellings, and grave …