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Barbara Swan papers, 1927-1992

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Tovish, Harold  Search this
Sexton, Anne  Search this
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Miller, Rosalind S.  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Fink, Alan  Search this
Kumin, Maxine  Search this
Olsen, Tillie  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Chaet, Ninon  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8701
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210882
AAA_collcode_swanbarp
Theme:
Diaries
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210882

Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller, 1961-1991

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Miller, Rosalind S.  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Fink, Aaron  Search this
Fink, Alan  Search this
Fink, Joanna Elizabeth  Search this
Gustin, Dan  Search this
Milton, Peter  Search this
Sexton, Anne  Search this
Stevovich, Andrew  Search this
Alpha Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214605
AAA_collcode_swanbarb
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214605

Barbara Swan letters to Rosalind and Edwin Miller

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Alpha Gallery (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Fink, Aaron, 1955-  Search this
Fink, Alan, 1925-  Search this
Fink, Joanna Elizabeth, 1958-  Search this
Gustin, Dan  Search this
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Miller, Rosalind S., 1923-  Search this
Milton, Peter, 1930-  Search this
Sexton, Anne  Search this
Stevovich, Andrew, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet ((microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1991
Scope and Contents:
Swan, writing to her friends Rosalind and Edwin Miller, discusses her husband Alan Fink's positions as an art dealer and owner of the Alpha Gallery in Boston, mentioning artists Milton Avery, Gregory Gillespie, Don Gustin, Ellsworth Kelly, Boris Mirski, and Andy Stevovich. She writes also about her son Aaron's art career and daughter Joanna's career as assistant to Alan, her health problems dealing with lupus, family vacations and activities with Swan's mother and aunt, Peter and Edith Milton, and Bernard and Ninion Chaet, her numerous trips to New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for various art openings; and her friendship with poet Anne Sexton.
Other topics include her painting career, including illustrating Sexton's versions of Grimm's fairytales, portraits of various friends and commissions, exhibitions, painting style, and inspirations for her bottle and quarry reflection paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Swan, a painter, draftsman, and lithographer from Boston, Mass., was friends of Rosalind Miller, a professor of psychiatric social work at Columbia University, and Edwin Miller, a Walt Whitman scholar and biographer of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Millers are collectors of American textiles.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Rosalind Miller.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.swanbarb
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-swanbarb

Barbara Swan papers

Creator:
Swan, Barbara, 1922-  Search this
Names:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Chaet, Ninon  Search this
Fink, Alan, 1925-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Kumin, Maxine, 1925-  Search this
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Miller, Rosalind S., 1923-  Search this
Olsen, Tillie  Search this
Sexton, Anne  Search this
Tovish, Harold, 1921-2008  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
820 Items ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1992
Scope and Contents:
REELS 826-827: 697 letters, including letters to her parents and her future husband Alan Fink, and letters from Bernard Chaet, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Anne Sexton, Andrew Stevovich, Elbert Weinberg, and the Cober Gallery; a 15-page diary; a scrapbook containing photographs, clippings, catalogs and miscellany; and many loose clippings and catalogs.
UNMICROFILMED: Photographs of Swan, Ellsworth Kelly, and other students of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School; letters relating to Swan's career and from friends and relatives, including Bernard and Ninon Chaet and Edwin and Rosalind Miller; Christmas cards by Swan and other artists; drafts and a transcription of a talk by Swan on Harold Tovish; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and printed material on Anne Sexton.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator, draftsman, and lithographer; Boston, Mass. Studied at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston under Karl Zerbe. Ellsworth Kelly was also a student there. Swan collaborated as an illustrator with poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin.
Provenance:
Material on reels 826-827 was lent for microfilming in June of 1974 by Barbara Swan. She donated the photographs of Ellsworth Kelly in December 1974, and letters, writings, exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous printed material in 1992. Additional papers are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators  Search this
Poets  Search this
Lithographers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women artists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.swanbarp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-swanbarp

Salem is my dwelling place : a life of Nathaniel Hawthorne / by Edwin Haviland Miller

Author:
Miller, Edwin Haviland  Search this
Subject:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1804-1864 Biography  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 596 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Salem (Mass.)
Date:
1991
19th century
Topic:
Novelists, American  Search this
Call number:
CT275.H39 M64 1991
CT275.H39M64 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422746

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