Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Additional Online Media

Catalog Data

Moffett, Ross E., 1888-1971  Search this
Moffett, Dorothy Lake Gregory, 1893-1975  Search this
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton  Search this
Moffett, Ross  Search this
Eisenhower, Dwight David  Search this
Del Deo, Josephine Couch  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Provincetown Art Association  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
7.7 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers measure 7.7 linear feet and date from circa 1870 to 1992. Because Dorothy Moffett's papers were received separately they are filed together in Series 13. Series 1-12 deal primarily with the life and career of Ross Moffett. The collection documents Ross Moffett's participation in the Provincetown community as an artist and resident through correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks and printed material, including published writings, news clippings, press releases, and exhibition catalogs. The papers of Dorothy Moffett include family letters, photographs, a journal and original artwork providing scattered documentation of her life and career as an a printmaker and illustrator.
Ross and Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett papers, circa 1870-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35 mm microfilm reels D80, 4924-4929, and 5044 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Location of Originals:
Reel D80: Originals in Syracuse University, New York.
Related Materials:
Related resources in the Archives of American Art include a sound recording of a transcribed interview with Ross Moffett by Dorothy Seckler, August 27, 1962; and a sound recording of an untranscribed interview with Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett by Robert F. Brown, September 22, 1972.
In addition to the papers donated to the Archives of American Art a loan was received in 1962 and microfilmed on reel D80. The loan includes 150 letters relating to art organizations and museums; letters relating to government art projects; news clippings; records of the Provincetown Art Association and the Emergency Committee for the Protection of Province Lands; and miscellaneous publications.
Biography Note:
Ross E. Moffett was a painter, landscape painter and mural painter in Provincetown, Mass. Born Clearfield, Iowa. Studied with Charles Hawthorne and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Officer of the Provincetown Art Association and author of its history, "Art in Narrow Streets." His wife, Dorothy Lake Gregory, was a lithographer, painter, etcher, and illustrator; Provincetown, Mass. She studied with Charles Hawthorne and at Pratt Institute, the Art Student's League and in Paris and Munich.
Material on reel D80 lent for microfilming 1962 by Ross Moffett. Remainder donated 1974 by his widow, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett (died 1975), via Ross Moffett's biographer, Josephine Del Deo, who turned them over in installments. Funding for the processing and microfilming of material on reels 4924-29 was provided by a grant from the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, Boston, Mass. Archaeological material and artifacts received with the papers were donated to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sketches  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art students  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art