This collection is arranged as 9 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1894-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1897-1965 (1.2 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 3: Writings, 1893-1969 (1.2 linear feet; Box 2-3) Series 4: Diaries, 1896-1924 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3) Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1894-1916 (0.1 linear feet; Box 3) Series 6: Printed Material, 1899-1986 (1 linear feet; Box 3-4) Series 7: Artwork, 1924-circa 1940 (0.1 linear feet; Box 4) Series 8: Photographic Material, 1897-1956 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5-6) Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1910-1956 (0.1 linear feet; Box 6)
Access Note / Rights:
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The papers of printmaker, etcher, and painter Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1901 to 1940. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings; five diaries; scattered personal business records; printed material; artwork; photographs; and artifacts.
Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1986, bulk 1901-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 2988-2991 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.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Leslie J. and Johanna Garfield.
The papers were originally loaned for microfilming on reels 2988-2991 and most of them, but not all, were included in a later donation. The papers not included in the later donation are only available on microfilm.<br /> Portions of the microfilmed material were retained by the donor.
Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) was a printmaker, etcher, painter, and rug designer who worked primarily in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Morgantwon, West Virginia.
Collection is in English and French.
The Blanche Lazzell papers were anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987, including most of the materials that had been earlier loaned for microfilming in 1983.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001