Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
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 illustrator Anna Richards Brewster measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1961. The papers include material on Brewster's career, and that of her parents William Trost Richards and Anna Matlock Richards. Found are artworks including sketchbooks, biographical material, correspondence, a photo album, printed material, writings, and a scrapbook.
Anna Richards Brewster papers, 1887-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reel D3796 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Material lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel 3796 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
The Archives of American Art also holds the William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920. Material lent for microfilming on reel 3796, frames 5-75, was returned to Susan Brewster McClatchy after microfilming and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Anna Richards Brewster (1870-1952) was a painter, author, and illustrator active in New York and Pennsylvania.
The collection was donated by Susan Brewster McClatchy, Brewster's grandniece, in 1985 and in 1986 by Susan Brewster McClatchy's aunt, Martha Santiago.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001