New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 6.6 linear feet
Collection Summary: The Chester Beach papers measure 6.6 linear feet and are dated 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Biographical material, project files, business records, correspondence, artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, artwork by Beach and others, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs document the Beaux Arts sculptor's work and professional activities, as well as his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate.
Biographical/Historical Note: Chester Beach (1881-1956) was a sculptor and medalist in New York, N.Y.
The Chester Beach papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
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