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Barbara Latham papers, 1902-1972

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Creator:
Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989
Subject:
Brett, Dorothy
Cook, Howard Norton
Foster, Vaneil
Leith-Ross, Harry
Pitts, Harry
Schulthess, Amalia
Sewell, Helen
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)
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. Correspondence with Harriet Latham Robinson: ACCESS RESTRICTED: Written permission required.
Summary:
Correspondence, diaries, writings, business records, art works, printed material, and photographs.
REELS 2839-2841: Biographical materials; correspondence from her husband, Howard N. Cook; correspondence with Amalia Schulthess, Harry Leith-Ross, Harry Pitts, Dorothy E. Brett and others; personal writings; travel diaries from North Carolina and Alabama; 3 calendars, 1942, 1943, 1957; sales account of prints, 1928-1957; sketches and sketchbooks; prints; greeting cards by Latham, Cook and Vaneil Foster; 4 oil paintings by Harry Leith-Ross; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and photographs of Latham including one by Mildred Tolbert, ca. 1960 (a copyprint microfilmed on reel 1817, fr. 726-727) and her work; and a tribute to illustrator Helen Sewell.
REEL 3244: 11 portraits of Latham by Cook, including drawings in charcoal, ink, and pencil, and wood engravings and aquatints; and 3 self-portraits of Cook and 2 self-portraits of Latham.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters from Harriet Latham Robinson, Latham's niece, regarding family affairs, 1964-1968.
Citation:
Barbara Latham papers, 1902-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2839-2841 & 3244 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Barbara Latham papers relating to her work as a children's book illustrator Located at; Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Biography Note:
Painter, illustrator, writer, etcher; Taos, N.M. b. 1896 in Walpole, Mass.; d. 1989, Sante Fe, N.M. Studied at the Pratt Institute, Art Students League and with Andrew Dasburg. Well known for her work as a children's book illustrator. Married to painter Howard Cook.
Provenance:
Donated 1972-1973 by Latham.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Christmas cards
Exhibition catalogs
Greeting cards
Illustration
Illustrators
Painters
Painting
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Travel diaries
Women artists
Women painters
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9740
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212073
AAA_collcode_lathbarb
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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