The collection is arranged as 11 series. Some box and folder numbers in the container listing intentionally display out of sequence. An accretion was added in 2012 and integrated into the intellectual order, but not into the physical container order. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1837, 1860-1984 (Box 1, 20, 25, OV 23; 0.6 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1857-2007 (Box 1-7, 25; 5.8 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1790, 1855-1987 (Box 7-9, 25, OV 24, 28; 2.9 linear feet) Series 4: Diaries, 1874-1955 (Box 9-10; 0.9 linear feet) Series 5: Writings, 1888-1989 (Box 10-11, 25; 1.1 linear foot) Series 6: Printed Material, 1867-1987, 2005 (Box 11-14, 25, OV 24; 3.6 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1885-1980 (Box 14-16, 18, 20-22, 25, MGP 1, MGP 2, MGP 5, MGP 6; 3.2 linear feet) Series 8: Artwork, 1895-1935 (Box 18, 20, OV 23; 0.5 linear feet) Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1895-1963 (Box 18-21, 25; 0.7 linear feet) Series 10: Estate Records, 1956-2002 (Box 26; 0.4 linear feet) Series 11: Video Recordings, circa 1980s (Box 26-27; 0.2 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
The papers of sculptor, painter, and printmaker John Henry Bradley Storrs measure 20.44 linear feet and date from 1790-2007, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1900 to 1956. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, forty-eight diaries of John Storrs, a few diaries of other family members, additional writings, printed material, photographs of Storrs and his family and friends, artwork, scrapbooks, estate records, and video recordings. Correspondence includes that of John Storrs, Marguerite Storrs, and the Storrs family.
John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1790-2007, bulk 1900-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This site provides access to the papers of John Henry Bradley Storrs in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2006, and total 27498 images.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Also available at the Archives of American Art is the Noel Frackman research material on John Henry Bradley Storrs, 1972-2003. In addition, Archives of American Art microfilm reels 1463 and ND/S-1 contain the John Henry Bradley Storrs scrapbook and studio book, 1909-1972. The Booz family also loaned approximately 1,000 drawings by John Storrs and select family photographs for microfilming. Loaned material is available for viewing on reel 1555, but is not described in this container listing of this finding aid.
John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956) worked primarily in Chicago, Illinois, and Mer, France, as a sculptor, painter, and printmaker.
The collection is in English and French.
The John Henry Bradley Storrs papers were donated in several installments from 1979 to 1987 by Storrs' daughter, Monique Storrs Booz, and her daughter, Michelle Storrs Booz. A portion of these papers were loaned for microfilming in 1977 and subsequently donated in 1980. Additional papers were donated by Michelle Storrs Booz in 2011.
This site provides access to the papers of John Henry Bradley Storrs in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2006. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 28,679 images.
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