Letters are from Thieme during his time in Europe to his wife Becky (Lillian Beckett Thieme) regarding family matters, and to business associates concerning the sale and reproduction of his paintings and inventions, including a movie projector and a device for repairing torpedo damage to battleships. There are also letters from painter Hanny Bouman to "Aunt Becky," and letters to Lillian after Thieme's death regarding the sale and exhibition of his paintings.
Notes and writings are comprised of notes on watercolor painting, lists of Thieme's work owned by Mrs. Sally Fenelon Young, three address books, and lists of household chores. Also found are two typescript writings titled, "Must Sixty-five Always be the Deadline?" and "Majority Wins."
Business records contain shipment and exhibition records, price lists, correspondence with the J. J. Gillespie Company, receipts, and invoices.
Printed material includes clippings, a press release, exhibition catalogs, brochures from Thieme's New Summer School of Art, a blueprint of a section of Rockport, Massachusetts, and picture postcards.
Photographs are of Thieme, his family, and classes at the Thieme School of Art in Rockport.
The collection also includes a half-tone printing block of a work of art.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Anthony Thieme papers, 1909-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.