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Blackstone, Harriet, 1864-1939  Search this
Anderson, Stell  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Hobart, Alice Tisdale  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul  Search this
Washington, Booker T.  Search this
Landis, Mary  Search this
Wunder, Richard P.  Search this
Chase, Joseph Cummings  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey)  Search this
Holbrook, Florence  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
McCullough, Esther Morgan  Search this
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Physical Description:
5.4 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.
The papers of painter Harriet Blackstone date from 1870-1984 and measure 5.4 linear feet. The collection provides documentation of Harriet Blackstone's career through scattered biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Alice Tisdale Hobart, Joseph Cummings Chase, Stell Anderson, Mary Landis, Esther Morgan McCullough, and Booker T. Washington; writings by Blackstone, Esther Morgan McCullough, Richard P. Wunder, and Florence Holbrook; personal business records; clippings, exhbition material, and other printed material; one scrapbook; photographs of Blackstone, family, friends, and notable artists William Merrit Chase, Jean Paul Laurens, and John Singer Sargent; artwork; and four sketchbooks. Also found are a few artifacts found on Blackstone's easel.
Harriet Blackstone papers, 1870-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 1617, 1621-1622 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is the Richard Wunder research material on Harriet Blackstone.
Biography Note:
Harriet Blackstone (1864-1939) was a painter in New York, New York.
Microfilmed material transferred 1978 from the National Collection of Fine Arts, who had acquired it in 1967 along with Harriet Blackstone's paintings from Stell Anderson, Blackstone's friend and a collector of her work. Anderson had received the papers from Blackstone's brother, Edward, in 1939. Upon Anderson's death, additional material was turned over to her niece Pat Rauchenstein, who donated them in 1989. Prior to the donation, the papers were in possession of Esther McCullough, who annotated some items and added research material in preparation for her unpublished manuscript "Harriet Blackstone, 1864-1939."
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art