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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972

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Creator:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 3500 items (on 4 microfilm reels).
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
A family history; income tax records and miscellaneous documents; correspondence, 1885-1939, including letters to Burr family friends the Smurthwaites concerning Burr; clippings and articles; writings; printed material; a scrapbook containing drawings and reproductions of Burr's work; photos of Burr, his family, his studio, subjects, and travels; printed material and photos from an 1891 western tour with President Benjamin Harrison; picture postcards; business records from the Biltmore Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, and consignment records from Cyrus Boutwell, Denver, Colorado, and the Miller-Sterling Company, Phoenix, Arizona; exhibition catalogues and invitations; two publications illustrated by Burr; an etching, "Arizona Night"; and reproductions of Burr's work. Burr's palette and miscellaneous items have not been microfilmed.
Citation:
George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2978 thorugh 2981 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Printmaker and etcher; Phoenix, Ariz.
Provenance:
The donor, Carolann Smurthwaite, was a friend of Burr. Six sketchbooks by Burr are at the National Museum of American Art.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Business records
Drawings
Etchers
Exhibition catalogs
Financial records
Photographs
Postcards
Printmakers
Prints
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6864
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208992
AAA_collcode_burrgeor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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