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.
Correspondence; diaries; sketchbooks; journals; and an account book.
REELS 336-337 and 905: Correspondence, diaries, several sketch books with notes, loose sketches, an account book of expenditures and receipts (1845-1868), an order book for artists' proofs of engravings, architectural drawings, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.
REEL 4086: Illustrated journals, 1845-1855.
REEL 2378: Sketchbook, 1855-1856, containing mainly annotated pencil sketches of landscapes in New York, Michigan, and Canada.
Jasper Francis Cropsey papers, 1845-1868. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 336-337, 905, 2378 and 4086 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 2378: Original in: the Bentley Historical Library.
Reels 336-337, 905, and 4086: Originals in: The Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Reels 336-337, 905 and 4086: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce any materials on the microfilm must be obtained from: The Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 49 Washington Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706.
Reel 2378: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Reference Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, 1150 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. Cropsey designed and superintended the Sixth Ave. El stations of New York City.
Microfilm reel 2378 donated 1982 by the Bentley Historical Society. Material on reels 336-337, 905 & 4086 lent for microfilming 1972-1988 by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.
Lives of American Artists
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