Macena Barton papers, 1839-1985, 1914-1985

Barton, Macena Alberta, b. 1901 d. 1986
Portrait painter
Active in Ill.

Collection size: ca.1000 items (on one microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Ten resumes; a social security card; Eastern Star membership cards, 1952 and 1963; membership cards for Henry James Barton; report cards, 1933-1936; certificate for marriage to Francis R. McNeilan, 1953; birth, death, and funeral certificates, and 2 resumes for McNeilan; a letter, 1839, from Marca Edgeworth to "Reverend and Dear Sir" regarding a book about Wolfe and memoirs of his life; correspondence, 1914-1980, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett; Lambert Tree estate leases, 1937-1951; an incorporation certificate for Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Inc.; paperwork, 1956, regarding McNeilan's patent for a curtain rod; miscellaneous receipts, 1940-1985; an income tax return, 1954; a check register book, 1977-1979; an address book, miscellaneous notes, 1944; the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; an ink drawing of a dog by John J. Cappinger; 5 scrapbooks of clippings, 1927-1964; loose clippings, 1929-1974; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1951-1981; reproductions of greeting cards designed by Barton; membership lists for the Chicago Society of Artists, Inc., 1967, 1978, and 1984-1985; a subject file for Louis Grell, 1951-1960, containing letters and clippings; photographs of Barton, undated and 1971, of Barton's family and friends, 1921-1973, of miscellaneous landscapes, and of works of art, including still lifes, landscapes, female nudes, portraits, and imaginary "fantastic" views. Thirty-nine slides of family members and of works of art have not been microfilmed.

Donated 1986 by James Romano.

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