The collection is arranged as 8 series: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1908-1974 (Box 1; 6 folders) Series 2: Letters, 1912-1993 (Box 1; 40 folders) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1994 (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet) Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1902-1974 (Box 2; 8 folders) Series 5: Art Work, 1904-1991 (Box 2-4, 6, OV 8; 2.2 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1919-1973 (Box 4, 7; 0.9 linear feet) Series 7: Printed Material, 1916-1995 (Box 5-6, OV 8; 1.0 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1924-1971 (Box 5-7, OV 8; 0.7 linear feet)
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The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.
Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Printmaking tools, lithographic plates, and a 24 x 30 inch display board exhibiting specimen prints and plates and a pocket barometer were transferred to the National Museum of American History, Department of Information Technology and Society.
Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) of Washington, D.C. and Sarasota, Florida, was a printmaker, landscape painter, art teacher, and picture restorer.
The Benson Bond Moore papers were donated by Barbara Nikla and John J. Lyons in 1996, as representatives of the estate of the artist's sister-in-law, Mary Jane Moore. Additional material was donated 1997 from the estate by other relatives, Martha Sigmon and her sister Georgia King.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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