Thomas B. Brumbaugh research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1876-1994, (bulk 1960s-1994)

Brumbaugh, Thomas B. (Thomas Brendle), b. 1921
Educator, Art historian
Active in Nashville, Tenn.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Brumbaugh, an art historian and educator, wrote several articles on Thayer, and these papers contain related correspondence, photocopies and transcripts of Abbott Handerson Thayer's correspondence, research files, and copyprint photographs. Also found are Brumbaugh's research files on various other artists compiled during his career.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; Clarksville, Tenn. Brumbaugh is professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

Donated 1995 and 2004 by Thomas Brumbaugh.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also houses several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer," by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many original letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.