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Creators:
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
Dates:
1775-1968
bulk 1870-1915
Size:
11.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.alexjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of the painter, muralist, and illustrator John White Alexander measure 11.9 linear feet and date from 1775 to 1968, with the bulk of materials dating from 1870 to 1915. Papers document Alexander's artistic career and many connections to figures in the art world through biographical documentation, correspondence (some illustrated), writings, 14 sketchbooks, additonal artwork and loose sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, awards and medals, artifacts, and other records. Also found is a souvenir engraving of a Mark Twain self-portrait.

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Creators:
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984
Dates:
1917-1993
Size:
5.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.hurdpete
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painters Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd measure 5.2 linear feet, date from 1917 to 1993, and present an overview of their careers and their lives together through correspondence, notes, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956
Dates:
[ca. 1930]
Size:
2 Items ((on 1 partial microfilm reel))
Collection ID:
AAA.rootedwa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Two letters to Root from Louis Michel Eilshemius. Eilshemius discusses a small oil painting purchased by Root that he admirers, his interest in art, the "struggle against irrecognition", his animosity toward the National Academy of Design, views on intellect, and his work other than painting.

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Creators:
Bomar, Bill, 1919-
Dates:
1946-1970
Size:
86 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.bomabill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A telegram, a letter, clippings, and photographs of his work.

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Creators:
Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983
Dates:
1890-1991
Size:
2.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.smithoug
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter Houghton Cranford Smith measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1890-1991. They consist of eight scrapbooks compiled by his widow containing correspondence with family and friends, biographical materials, sketches, school work, extensive clippings, exhibition catalogs, travel documents and numerous photographs of family and friends.

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Creators:
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
Dates:
circa 1890-1964
Size:
0.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.chaswill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York painter and art instructor, William Merritt Chase, measure 0.3 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1964. Papers include a resolution of the Art Club of Philadelphia on Chase's death, letters, writings by Chase consisting of typescripts of lectures and lecture notes, blank postcards primarily depicting reproductions of artwork, a scrapbook, and photographs of Chase, his family, homes, and studios, and photographs of works of art.

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Creators:
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912
Dates:
circa 1870-1942
Size:
2.76 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.anshthom
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Thomas Anshutz measure 2.76 linear feet and date from around 1870 to 1942, with the bulk of materials dating from 1880 to 1911. The papers document his education and career as a painter, photographer, and art instructor. The collection is particularly rich in photographs made between approximately 1880 and 1900, when Anshutz and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, under the direction of Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), began using photography as an aid in the study of the figure and as studies for paintings. Also found are correspondence, a notebook with scattered sketches, a handful of clippings regarding Anshutz's career, and scattered notes and printed materials.

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Creators:
Eakins family
Dates:
1795-1938
Size:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Collection ID:
AAA.eakinsfa
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical data; genealogical information; a diary; a cartes-de-visite album; and correspondence.

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Creators:
Williams, Keith Shaw, 1905-1951
Dates:
1920-1950
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.willkeit
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical sketches; 2 National Academy of Design certificates, 1942; correspondence, 1920-1950, with parents, friends and colleagues including F. Luis Mora, Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Chauncey F. Ryder; a journal, 1931-1950, listing sales and exhibitions, and recording his activities and impressions of places and people, such as John Taylor Arms,...

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Creators:
Waltensperger, Charles E., 1871-1931
Dates:
1893-1931
Size:
1.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.waltchar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This small collection of scattered papers of painter and illustrator Charles E. Waltensperger measures 1.2 linear feet and dates from 1893-1931. Papers include biographical material, scattered correspondence between family members, sales records, engagement diaries, notes, sketches of the human form, printed material, and photographs of Waltensperger, his family, colleagues, and travel scenes.

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