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Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1894-1971

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Creator:
Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1894-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
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.
Related Materials:
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.
Biography Note:
Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, mural painter, and book illustrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Curators
Illustrators
Painters
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10293
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213481
AAA_collcode_emeredit
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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