Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1956

Lazzell, Blanche, b. 1878 d. 1956
Painter, Printmaker, Designer, Etcher
Active in Provincetown, Mass.; Europe; Buckhannon, W.V.

Collection size: 4.6 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of printmaker, etcher, and painter Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1901 to 1940. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings; five diaries; scattered personal business records; printed material; artwork; photographs; and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) was a printmaker, etcher, painter, and rug designer who worked primarily in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Morgantwon, West Virginia.

The Blanche Lazzell papers were anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987, including most of the materials that had been earlier loaned for microfilming in 1983.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Leslie J. and Johanna Garfield.

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The papers were originally loaned for microfilming on reels 2988-2991 and most of them, but not all, were included in a later donation. The papers not included in the later donation are only available on microfilm.
Portions of the microfilmed material were retained by the donor.