The collection is arranged as 8 series: Series 1: Biographical material, 1953 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1899-1952 (Box 1, 4; 61 folders) Series 3: Personal business records, 1898-1928 (Box 1; 3 folders) Series 4: Artwork, 1893-1928 (Box 1, 4, OV 6; 10 folders) Series 5: Notes and writings, 1922-1951 (Box 1; 9 folders) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1898-1952 (Box 1, 2, 4, BV 5; 21 folders) Series 7: Printed material, 1894-1958 (Box 2, 4; 21 folders) Series 8: Photographs, 1877-1950 (Box 2-4, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
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The collected papers of Everett Shinn measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1877 to 1958. Found within the papers are biographical material; correspondence with friends and colleagues; personal business records; art work, including two sketchbooks of designs for Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre; notes and writings; eight scrapbooks; printed material; and numerous photographs of Shinn, his colleagues, and his work.
Everett Shinn collection, 1877-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2011 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include photographs of works of art; duplicates; blank pages in bound volumes; blank versos of photographs; readily available copies of printed material, and oversized material too large to be scanned. In some cases, publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Everett Shinn collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Additional Everett Shinn papers are available at the Helen Farr Sloan Library, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.
Everett Shinn (1876-1953) was a painter, muralist, illustrator, and theatrical scene designer who worked primarily in New York City. Shinn was a member of "The Eight," a group of painters known for their realistic portrayal of American urban life.
The bulk of the Everett Shinn collection was acquired via purchase from art dealer Thurston Thatcher between 1958-1964. Art collector Howard Lipman donated additional material in 1962. Five negatives of Shinn's work were donated in 1969 by Dr. Milton Luria, an acquaintance of Shinn's son, Davidson. The photograph of Everett Shinn, John Sloan, and Robert Henri was donated on an unknown date by an unidentified donor. The handwritten draft of Shinn's play Hazel Weston or More Sinned Against Than Usual was acquired via auction purchase in 2011.
This site provides access to the papers of Everett Shinn in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2011. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 2,220 images.
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