The collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1907-1979 (14 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1930-1975 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1921-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1931-1982 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Printed Material, 1918-1982 (1.4 linear feet; Box 2-3) Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3, 5) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1935-1975 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4) Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-1980 (0.6 linear feet; Box 4)
Access Note / Rights:
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The papers of painter Alexander Brook measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1900-1982. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; artwork; and photographs of Brook, his family and friends, and his work.
Alexander Brook papers, 1900-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The scrapbook in this collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 2435 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Alexander Brook conducted by Paul Cummings, July 7-8, 1977. There is also substantial correspondence from Alexander Brook in the Peggy Bacon papers. The photocopied typescript, "Myself and Others," was microfilmed upon receipt and is available on reel 3928.
Alexander Brook (1898-1980) was a painter and art instructor who lived and worked in Woodstock, Sag Harbor, and New York City, New York, and Savannah, Georgia.
The collection is in English.
The bulk of the papers were donated in several accretions by his Brook's wife, Gina Knee Brook, from 1981 to 1982. In 1982, she loaned a scrapbook for microfilming, which was later donated to the archives by Brook's son, Sandy Brook, in 1994. In 1985 and 1986, the Whitney Museum and Eloise Spaeth each donated a copy of Brook's typescript "Myself and Others."
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