The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Artists files containing photographs and correspondence on artists Henry Benbridge, James Claypoole, George Washington Conarroe, John Singleton Copley, Joseph Delaplaine, Jacob Eichholtz, Erastus Salisbury Field, Francis Guy, Lowell Birge Harrison, Robert Charles Leslie, James McMurtrie, Mihaly Munkacsy, Robert Edge Pine, Severin Roesen, Charles Rudy, William Rush, John Smibert, John Vanderlyn, and John Wollaston. Also included are correspondence files pertaining to artistic subjects with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peale family descendents (about Peale family artists), and others.
Charles Coleman Sellers papers, [ca. 1940]-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3902-3903 available at Archives of American Art offices, the Free Library of Philadelphia, through interlibrary loan, and at the American Philosophical Society.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the American Philosophical Society.
Charles Sellers papers also located at Dickinson College.
Art historian; Carlisle, Penn. Died 1980. Author of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN PORTRAITURE (1962) and MR PEALE'S MUSEUM: CHARLES WILSON PEALE AND THE FIRST POPULAR MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE AND ART (1980) and other works.
Lent for microfilming 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The papers were donated to the American Philosophical Society by Sellers' estate.
Art Theory and Historiography
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001