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The scattered papers of New York City painter Elsie Driggs date from 1924 to 1979 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Included are correspondence, writings by Driggs, personal business records, printed materials, and portrait and family photographs.
Correspondence includes letters from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Adelyn Breeskin, Alexander Brook, Edward Bruce, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, dealer Charles Daniel, Heckscher Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Newark Musuem, Cynthia Sanford, Francis Steegmuller, Maurice Stern, Jenny Strauss, Walker Art Center, Wichita State University, and Yale University Art Gallery.
Elsie Driggs papers, 1924-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the papers were microfilmed on reel D160. The microfilm is available for interlibrary loan but researchers are advised that the microfilm does not reflect the current order of the papers and is incomplete.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Elsie Driggs conducted by Francine Tyler October 30-December 5, 1985.
Elsie Driggs (1898-1992) was a New York City Precisionist painter, curator, and art critic.
Elsie Driggs donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several accretions between 1963 and 1980.
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