Anna Coleman Ladd papers, circa 1881-1950

Ladd, Anna Coleman Watts, b. 1878 d. 1939
Sculptor
Active in Paris, France; Boston, Mass.; Manchester, Mass.

This site provides access to the papers of Anna Coleman Watts Ladd in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012, and total 6,185 images.

Funding for processing in preparation for digitization, and for the digitization of this collection, was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 4.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.2 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait- Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Born in 1878 in Philadelphia to John and Mary Watts, Anna Coleman Ladd (née Watts) was educated in private schools and Europe. She also studied in America under Charles Grafly.

The Anna Coleman Ladd papers were donated in 1991 by William Terry on behalf of Robert Edwards, a friend of Anna Coleman Ladd.

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