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Latham, Barbara, 1896-1989  Search this
Leith-Ross, Harry  Search this
Cook, Howard Norton  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 6 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1928-1970 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1902-1972 (Box 1, 5; 0.5 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1934-1965 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1925-1972 (Boxes 1-2, 6; 0.5 linear feet) Series 5: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960s (Box 2; 3 folders) Series 6: Artwork and Sketchbooks, 1907-1963 (Boxes 2-4, 6-7; 2.0 linear feet)
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.
Correspondence with Harriet Latham Robinson is access restricted: written permission is required.
The papers of illustrator and painter Barbara Latham date from circa 1900 to 1972 and measure 3.4 linear feet. The collection documents Latham's career through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs, and artwork. Artwork includes sketches and original Christmas cards, six sketchbooks, pencil and pen sketches, and prints. Works by others include four oil paintings by Henry Leigh-Ross and drawings by Howard Cook.
Barbara Latham papers, circa 1900-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available for use on 35mm microfilm reels 2839-2841 and 3244 at 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.
Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program
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:
Barbara Latham's papers relating to her work as a children's book illustrator are located in the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Biography Note:
Barbara Latham (1896-1989) was an illustrator and painter active in Taos, New Mexico. She illustrated many children's books and designed Christmas cards from the 1920s to 1940s.
Language Note:
English .
Barbara Latham donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1972-1973.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art