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Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977

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Creator:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977
Subject:
Terkel, Studs
Rollins, Sonny
Armour, Richard Willard
Armin, Emil
De Diego, Julio
Karidis, Jerome
Purdy, James
Rorem, Ned
Warren, Paul
Huppler, Dudley
Van Vechten, Carl
Purdy, Carl
Wilder, Thornton
Wilde, John
Algren, Nelson
Priebe, Karl J.
Evans, B.
Wilcox, Wendell
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.7 linear ft.
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.
Summary:
The papers of surrealist artist Gertrude Abercrombie date from circa 1880-1986, with the bulk of the material dated 1935-1977, and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence (mostly incoming letters) with friends, museums, and galleries; artists files; writings and notes, including five journal-type notebooks; scattered personal business records; two sketchbooks by Abercrombie and additional sketches and drawings, some by others; printed material, audio recordings, one scrapbook, photographs, and estate records.
Citation:
Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
A portion of the collection is available on microfilm reels 1429-1435, and for interlibrary loan. The arrangement on microfilm may differ from the current arrangement.
Related Materials:
A photograph of Gertrude Abercrombie at home with her painting "Slaughter House", was donated by Donald Baum to the National Collection of Fine Arts in 1979 and transferred to the Archives of American Art that same year.
Biography Note:
Surrealist painter Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977) lived and worked in Chicago and was a prominent member of Chicago's Hyde Park arts community. Abercrombie's work is associated with Chicago's Surrealist school. She was the center of an informal salon style group of literary figures, artists and jazz musicians.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 and 1986 by Don Baum, executor of the Gertrude Abercrombie Trust.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Sketches
Photographs
Drawings
Writings
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Surrealism
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5608
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208442
AAA_collcode_abergert
Theme:
Women
WAAND
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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