George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Place of publication, production, or execution:
ca. 500 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters from Catlin to Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1840-1860, and 2 letters from Phillipps to Catlin; writings by Catlin; material on Catlin's Indian Gallery, including clippings, catalogs, handbills, invitations, Indian drawings, and printed material; a watercolor sketchbook; a list of paintings; Indian portrait sketches; and miscellany.
George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3277 (frames 494-1305) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Portrait painter, miniature painter, ethnographer; Pennsylvania Best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Microfilmed 1984 along with other selected art related papers from the Gilcrease Institute.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001