Orton Memorial Library of Geology (Ohio State University)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
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Mainly correspondence regarding the acquisition of portraits and paintings for the Orton Memorial Library of Geology, Ohio State University,Columbus; biographical sketches; sketches; financial material; and clippings.
REELS 1814-1815: 634 letters regarding the acquisition of portrait paintings of state geologists and landscape paintings with rock formations for the library; 5 brief biographical sketches of artists and writers; clippings; 3 sketches; bills; and receipts.
REEL 3161: Correspondence, 1922-1926, regarding the acquisition by the library of one painting by Thomas Moran and two paintings by Albert Bierstadt.
Edward Orton papers, 1921-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1814-1815 & 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Geologist; Columbus, Ohio. Orton was a long-time chairman of the Department of Geology, Ohio State University.
Donated 1978-1979 by Frank M. Ludden, Chairman of the Art History Department at the University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001