Papers are organized into groups by materials type: biographical and personal documents, correspondence, printed material and publications, and photographs. Within each group the arrangement is chronological.
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.
Biographical and personal documents, including family birth certificates, a family tree, a curriculum vitae, a Who's Who entry, and several brief chronologies of Fehrer's life; correspondence, 1895-1934, including ca. 50 business and personal letters received and letters sent to his daughter Catherine; and 113 photographs of Fehrer, his family (including 1 of Fehrer and his daughter Elizabeth by Wanda Von Debschitz-Kunowski, 1911), friends, homes, studios, paintings and other works of art which Fehrer admired and copied. The remainder of the collection, ca. 1,000 items, consists of printed material, undated and 1890's-1950's, including books, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and exhibition catalogues.
Oscar Fehrer papers, 1863-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of Elizabeth and Catherine Fehrer.
Painter; Lyme, Conn.
Some books, printed material, personal documents and letters are in German.
Donated 1985 by Catherine and Elizabeth Fehrer, Oscar Fehrer's daughters.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001