Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
The Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Emil Carlsen and Carlsen family photographs, circa 1885-circa 1930, bulk 1910-1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.