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Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Lay, Charles Downing  Search this
Remsen, Ira  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Varian, Dorothy  Search this
Alder, Jules  Search this
Bacon, Charles Roswell  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Bunner, Rudolph Francis  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1893-1913 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1893-1939, 1969-1972 (Boxes 1-3; 3 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1897-1934, 1963-1972 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Writings, 1905-1920 (Boxes 4-5; 0.3 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1905-1935, 1973 (Box 5; 3 folders) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1900-1963 (Box 5, OV 6; 4 folders) Series 7: Artwork, undated (Box 5, OVs 6-8; 9 folders)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The papers of printmaker, illustrator, caricaturist, and writer Peggy Bacon measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1973, with the bulk of materials dating from 1900 to 1936. Much of the collection consists of family correspondence, although writings, photographs, artwork, and personal business records from Bacon's late career are also found.
Peggy Bacon papers, 1893-1973, bulk 1900-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2006 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Printed materials, photographs of works of art, and papers primarily relating to Bacon's relatives have not been digitized and are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 892-899 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Drawings by Peggy Bacon donated in 2008 have not been digitized.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Among the other resources relating to Peggy Bacon in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Bacon, May 8, 1973; and letters to Bernice and Harry Lurie from Peggy Bacon, 1969-1977. Additional Peggy Bacon papers are available at Syracuse University.
Biography Note:
Peggy Bacon was born in 1895 in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and grew up an only child after the death of two younger brothers in infancy. Her parents, Charles Roswell Bacon and Elizabeth Chase Bacon, had met at the Art Students League, where her father had studied with Robert Henri. Her father pursued a career in painting and writing until his suicide in 1913, and her mother painted miniatures.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated by Peggy Bacon in 1973 and Kraushaar Galleries in 2008.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Peggy Bacon were digitized in 2006 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 6,623 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
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Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art