William Pardee Campbell papers, 1949-1976

Campbell, William Pardee, b. 1914 d. 1976

Collection size: 10.0 linear ft.
Addition: 1.0 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Index card files, ca. 8 feet, on bibliographies, American artists and collectors, European artists, and addresses; research files for an uncompleted Ph.D. thesis on American artist, John Gadsby Chapman, who lived 1808-1889, containing correspondence, notes, writings, and about 100 photographs and photostats of Chapman's letters and work; notes for an article on Gilbert Stuart's portraits of George Washington; clippings, a biographical sketch on Campbell, and miscellany.

ADDITION: Files on artists, arranged alphabetically, containing notes, correspondence and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Museum curator at the National Gallery of Art; Washington, D.C. The subject of his extensive research, John Gadsby Chapman, was a landscape, history and portrait painter, also a wood engraver and illustrator.

Donated 1979 by Campbell's widow, Priscilla Campbell, and in 1979 and 1990 as a transfer from the National Gallery of Art.

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