Grace Albee papers, 1890-1971

Albee, Grace, b. 1890 d. 1985
Painter, Printmaker, Etcher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.5 linear ft. (microfilmed on 5 reels)

Collection Summary: Biographical notes; correspondence; diaries; sketchbooks; art works; photographs; sales ledger; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material.

REELS 2845-2847: Biographical notes; correspondence, 1916-1971 (some with drawings or wood engravings, including 3 sheets of engraved stationary by Albee, 1969-1970), and letters from Albee's family, Percy Albee, John Taylor Arms, Fritz Eichenberg, Ralph Fabri, A. Hyatt Mayor, Lynd Ward, and others; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs, 1910-1971, of Albee, her family and colleagues, and of Albee at work in her studio; awards; 2 wood engravings and one linocut; a file on William B. Conner, Albee's patron and friend, ca. 1916-1966; exhibition catalogs, invitations and announcements, 1919-1971; title pages of books; and diaries, 1956-1970, some containing detailed daily entries, sketches, and 13 wood engravings (mostly bookplates) scattered throughout.

REELS 2977-2978: Biographical notes; diaries, 1927-1955; correspondence, 1890-1971, from Frederick Wilcox, and others; a sketchbook, 1931, of Germany and France, and one book, 1948-1966, containing 49 preliminary drawings and designs for engravings and 21 of the accompanying wood engravings (6.4 x 8.8 cm. or smaller); a sales ledger, 1928-1971; 2 watercolor drawings by others; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1927-1971; 3 illustrated publications, 1934-1958; clippings and articles, 1911-1971; and miscellaneous printed material, 1929-1971 (some unfilmed). Sixteen slides showing Albee were not microfilmed.

Biographical/Historical Note: Printmaker and wood engraver; New York. Lived 1890-1985.

Donated 1971 by Grace Albee.

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