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Mostly letters to Arthur L. Guptill, director of publications, from authors seeking a publisher for various types of art books, as well as letters from business associates and persons requesting information or commenting about art books, techniques, schools, AMERICAN ARTIST magazine, the American Amateur Artists Association, and other topics.
Watson-Guptill Publications letters, 1948-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 30 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Publishing house; New York, N.Y. Specialized in art related books, as well as the journal AMERICAN ARTIST.
Donated 1956 by Leighton Guptill, Arthur L. Guptill's son. Much of the firm's files were discarded after Guptill's death.
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001