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Creator:
McChesney, Robert, 1913-2008  Search this
Subject:
McChesney, Mary Fuller  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Awards
Christmas cards
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6 Linear feet
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1931-1995 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 9) Series 2: Correspondence, 1936-2006 (1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1970-2006 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 2-3) Series 4: Printed Materials, 1945-2006 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 3-4, OV 9) Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1940-2002 (0.9 linear feet; Boxes 6-8) Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1913-2002 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 7, OV 9)
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.
Summary:
The papers of artist Robert Pearson McChesney measure 6 linear feet and date from 1913 to 2006. McChesney was an abstract expressionist painter and muralist based in Petaluma, California. The papers include biographical materials, correspondence, exhibition files, printed materials, scrapbooks, and photographic materials.
Citation:
Robert McChesney papers, 1913-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Material lent for microfilming is availalbe on 35mm microfilm reel 878 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art has an oral history interview with Robert McChesney conducted in 1964 by Lewis Ferbraché. The Archives of Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reel 878) including three scrapbooks. Two of the scrapbooks were later donated and integrated with the collection. The remaining scrapbook is only available on microfilm and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
Robert Pearson McChesney (1913-2008) was a California Abstract Expressionist painter and muralist.
Language Note:
Collection is in English.
Provenance:
Robert McChesney loaned three scrapbooks to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1975. Mary Fuller McChesney, Robert McChesney's widow, donated the rest of the Robert McChesney papers in 2015.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7938
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210106
AAA_collcode_mcchrobe
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210106