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0.2 linear feet
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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.
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.
Collections about William Henry Holmes are also located at other Smithsonian Institution archival units, including the National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives.
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.
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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001