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Carl W. Peters papers, 1915-1982

Peters, Carl William, 1897-1980
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
ca. 450 items (on 10 microfilm reels)
3.5 linear feet
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.
Resumes; biographical material; correspondence, mainly with galleries; notebooks with notes, diagrams, calendar entries, names and addresses, and pencil sketches; several loose sketches; 115 sketchbooks, mostly done in pencil or charcoal; annotated working plans for murals, some washed with watercolor; scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and certficates; a guest book; financial material; photographs of Peters' paintings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations; and miscellaneous materials.
Carl W. Peters papers, 1915-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2942 through 2951 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Blanche Peters (Mrs. Carl), after microfilming. 82 sketchbooks subsequently donated in 2002.
Biography Note:
Painter; Fairport, New York. Native of Rochester, N.Y. and Rockport, Massachusetts where he summered. Won prizes in 1920s and 1930s.
Blanche Peters is the widow of Carl W. Peters.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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