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Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Archival materials
circa 1876-1989
Scope and Contents note:
Found here are photographs of McCoy, her family, and friends. Included are many portraits and snapshots of McCoy, as a child and adult, as well as snapshots of her with her sister Ruth, other family members, her husband Berkeley Tobey, and various friends. Also found are photographs of McCoy and Tobey family members, dating back to the 1870s. Most photographs of family and friends are unidentified. Included are photographs of her colleague and editor of Arts and Architecture, John Entenza; photographs of artist Margeurite Wildenhain at Pond Farm; and photographs of Theodore Dreiser, Albert (Tim) Robert, Ray Eames, John Collier, and Reyner Banham. This subseries also includes three photograph albums. One album contains photographs of McCoy from the age of 12 to 16, her sister Ruth, and childhood friends and family. The other two albums document awards dinners honoring McCoy. The Vesta Awards album also serves as a guest book for the event and includes photographs of each guest and brief handwritten notes to McCoy.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Esther McCoy papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.mccoesth, Subseries 9.1
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 9: Photographs and Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art