Hopkinson family selected papers
Letters, 1766-1767, from Francis Hopkinson regarding his stay with Benjamin West; letters, 1817-1840, to Joseph Hopkinson from or regarding artists, among them Clevenger, C.R. Leslie, Thomas Sully, Benjamin Trott, and John Trumbull (2 letters regarding sales to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the work of Benjamin West); letters from Hopkinson's …
Neil Welliver papers
The papers of painter and educator Neil Welliver measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1964-1981. The collection documents Welliver's career through mixed professional and personal files that include correspondence, some exhibition material, writings, slides of art by others and of friends, and a video recording of a talk given by Welliver in 1974.
William Reith Stained Glass Studios records
Water color sketches; printed material collected for research purposes including prints of floors, paintings, and sculptures; and a lease for property.
Cecilia Beaux papers
The papers of the painter Cecilia Beaux measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1863 to 1968. Papers document her education, career and personal life through family and professional correspondence, twelve diaries, lectures, essays, poems, notes, clippings, catalogs, pamphlets, exhibition records, business records, photographs, certificates, diplomas, and artifacts.
Raphaelle Peale letter
Letter to "Graff," a collector interested in purchasing one of Peale's paintings. Peale tells of the personal problems which have made it necessary to lower the painting's price in order to facilitate its sale.
Thomas Anshutz papers
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.
James Hamilton papers
A biographical sketch of Hamilton by Charles S. Keyser; a letter from Grace Greenwood, 1871 with two photographs of her and a letter 1870, from Greenwood's husband, L.K. Lippincott, with a photograph of him; a letter from John Sartain to Thomas Reed, 1880 and one from Sartain to Malvina Reed, 1885; an illustrated manuscript …
Reuben Haines and Haines family selected papers
Letters, legal documents, and account book pages.
Milton Morriss James papers
This microfilm collection consists of papers compiled by Milton Morriss James on African American artists Laura Wheeler Waring and Henry Ossawa Tanner, as well as on artist Julius Bloch. The compiled papers related to Laura Wheeler Waring include correspondence (1923-1946) regarding commissions, exhibitions, honorary positions, and activities related to State Teachers …
Paul King papers
Biographical material; letters; business records; photographs; works of art; and printed material.