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Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957  Search this
Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, 1889-1986  Search this
Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett)  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists Coordination Committee (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.6 Linear feet
This collection consists of seven series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890-1979 (.1 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1866-1986 (.23 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 3: Writings, circa 1909-1979 (.7 Linear feet: Box 1) Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1877-1976 (.5 Linear feet: Box 2) Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1910-1984 (.5 Linear feet: Box 2, OV 4) Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1849-1970 (.4 Linear feet: Boxes 2-3, OV 5) Series 7: Artwork, circa 1916-1940 (.2 Linear feet: Box 3)
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 painters Samuel Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor measure 2.6 linear feet and date from circa 1849-1986. They illustrate the couple's careers and lives through biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject files, printed and photographic material, and artwork.
Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers, circa 1849-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels D9 (fr. 829-830) and D160, frames 242-390 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.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
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.
Biography Note:
Samuel Wood Gaylor (1883-1957) and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor (1889-1986) were husband and wife artists who worked primarily in New York.
Language Note:
English .
The Wood and Adelaide Lawson Gaylor papers were donated in several installments from 1958 to 2015. In 1958 material found on reel D9 was donated by T. J. McCormick. Material on reel D160 was donated in 1964 by Adelaide Lawson Gaylor and the remainder of the material was donated in 1986 by the Gaylors' sons, Wynn L. and Randall Gaylor. Sixteen items, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor were donated in 2008 by Christine Oaklander in honor of Dr. William Innes Homer, Art Historian and Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware. Oaklander purchased the letters from Wynn Gaylor. An additional twenty-one documents, mostly cards and letters to Gaylor, were donated in 2015 by Wynn Gaylor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art