Scrapbook is primarily comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material. Also contains letters, among them notification of acceptance from the Ecole des Beaux Arts, work accepted for Salon d'Automne; American Academy in Rome announcement of Beach's eligibility to compete in the Prix de Rome preliminary competition, and a letter from Daniel Chester French regretting Beach's decision to withdraw from consideration; membership in The Architectural League of New York and National Sculpture Society; appointment to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Committee and U.S. Treasury Department Committee for 4th Liberty Loan; and from Jessica B. Piexotto, concerning a medal commemorating Children's Year. There are samples of book plates and a place card etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison, and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington to Chester Beach and Eleanor Hollis Murdock. Photographs include a view of the Mark Hopkins Art Institute's night school class attended by Beach, circa 1900-1902, and a portrait of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson. Also found are exhibitors' cards, certificates announcing Beach's election as an Associate member of the National Academy of Design; and the award of a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560