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Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Moser, James Henry  Search this
Closson, William Baxter Palmer  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Weyl, Max  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Ream, Vinnie  Search this
Brooke, Richard Norris  Search this
Johnston, Reuben Le Grand  Search this
Messer, Edmund Clarence  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Fraser, James Earle  Search this
Walcott, Mary Vaux  Search this
Oakley, Violet  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Weller, Carl F.  Search this
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Washington Water Color Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The artists' files of William Henry Holmes, curator and director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879 to 1955. The artists' files consist mostly of correspondence, but also include a few photographs, artwork in the form of sketches, and printed material. There is also one file relating to Holmes' affiliation with the Washington Water Color Club.
William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This collection was digitized in 2017 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Collections about William Henry Holmes are also located at other Smithsonian Institution archival units, including the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Biography Note:
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was a curator, museum director, artist, scientific illustrator, archaeologist, geologist, and anthropologist. Holmes served as Curator of the National Gallery of Art from 1907 to 1920 (now known as the National Museum of American Art) and its director from 1920-1932.
These files were transferred from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art Library (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum) to the Archives of American Art in two installments in 1981 and 1992.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of William Henry Holmes in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 184 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, American  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art