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The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.
Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1894-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection has been microfilmed on reels 1186-1187 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 1186-1187: Originals returned to lender, Edith Emerson, after microfilming.
Edith Emerson lent four scrapbooks for microfilming in 1977. Loaned material is available on microfilm reels 1186-1187, but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, mural painter, and book illustrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Material on reels 1186-1187 lent for microfilming 1977 by Emerson. The unmicrofilmed material was donated 1990 by the Free Library of Philadelphia, who had received it from Emerson.
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