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Glackens, Ira, 1907-1990  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James), 1870-1938  Search this
Morse, Stearns  Search this
Glackens, William J. (William James)  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Schwab, Arnold T.  Search this
Buckley, Charles E. (Charles Edward)  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr  Search this
Glackens, Edith  Search this
Barnes, Laura L.  Search this
Dimock, Ira  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
Bullard, E. John (Edgar John),  Search this
Perlman, Bennard B.  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Fitzgerald, Irene Dimock  Search this
Glackens, Ira  Search this
Liff, Vivian  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Prendergast, Eugénie  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Williams College.Museum of Art  Search this
Delaware Art Museum  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.3 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 Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990, measure 2.3 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of the papers of Ira Glackens relating to the artwork of his father, William Glackens, but also contains scattered correspondence of William and his wife Edith, including letters from Albert Barnes. Ira Glackens' papers include books witten by Ira; exhibition catalogs and clippings about William and others; photographs of the Glackens family and friends, of Ira, and of the Glackens residence; and an audio recording of William Glackens' remarks upon accepting an award at the Carnegie International Exhibition in 1936. There are also records of the Sansom Foundation, which was set up by Ira Glackens and his wife Nancy.
Ira and William Glackens papers, circa 1900-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2015 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include photographs of works of art; duplicates; routine banking records; blank pages in bound volumes; blank versos of photographs; and exhibition catalogs of other artists. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
The sound recording in this collection was digitized for research access in 2009 and is available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original recording for the archival notations on it, but the original sound disc is not available for playback due to fragility.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Sansom Foundation.
Related Materials:
Published books not authored by Glackens family members or related to Glackens' family members were transferred to the Smithsonian's American Art Museum Library in 2007. A few pieces of artwork were given to Williams College, also in 2007.
The Archives also holds several collections related to Ira and William Glackens, including the Ira Glackens letters to Jane Wasey; the Illustrations by William Glackens and letter from Ira Glackens; the Lillian E. Travis papers relating to William Glackens and Charles Prendergast; and the Thomas Hart Benton and Ira Glackens letters. Substantial correspondence between William Glackens and the Kraushaar Gallery can also be found in the Kraushaar Galleries records.
Biography Note:
Ira Dimock Glackens (1907-1990), the first child of painter and illustrator William Glackens and Edith Dimock Glackens, was born in New York City. William Glackens (1870-1938) was born in Philadelphia and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri while working as an illustrator for local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Press.
The Ira and William Glackens papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ira Glackens in 1987, and by his estate in 1991. In 2007, a small cache of papers found in the Glackens home was donated by Susan Corn Conway, who had purchased the Glackens' house.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Ira and William Glackens in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 4,065 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Eight (Group of American artists)  Search this
Art  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
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Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art