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Barbara Swan papers, 1927-1992

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-
Subject:
Chaet, Bernard
Chaet, Ninon
Fink, Alan
Kelly, Ellsworth
Kumin, Maxine
Miller, Edwin Haviland
Miller, Rosalind S.
Olsen, Tillie
Sexton, Anne
Tovish, Harold
Weinberg, Elbert
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
820 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Addition: 3.0 linear ft.
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:
REELS 826-827: 697 letters, including letters to her parents and her future husband Alan Fink, and letters from Bernard Chaet, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Anne Sexton, Andrew Stevovich, Elbert Weinberg, and the Cober Gallery; a 15-page diary; a scrapbook containing photographs, clippings, catalogs and miscellany; and many loose clippings and catalogs.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Swan, Ellsworth Kelly, and other students of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School; letters relating to Swan's career and from friends and relatives, including Bernard and Ninon Chaet and Edwin and Rosalind Miller; Christmas cards by Swan and other artists; drafts and a transcription of a talk by Swan on Harold Tovish; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and printed material on Anne Sexton.
Citation:
Barbara Swan papers, 1927-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 826-827 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 826-827: Originals returned to Swan after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter, illustrator, draftsman, and lithographer; Boston, Mass. Studied at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Karl Zerbe. Ellsworth Kelly was also a student there. Swan collaborated as an illustrator with poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin.
Provenance:
Material on reels 826-827 was lent for microfilming in June of 1974 by Barbara Swan. She donated the photographs of Ellsworth Kelly in December 1974, and letters, writings, exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous printed material in 1992. Additional papers are expected.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Draftsmen (artists)
Illustrators
Lithographers
Painters
Poets
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210882
AAA_collcode_swanbarp
Theme:
Diaries
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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