How to Use This Collection
Exploring the Collection
This collection has a finding aid which allows users to navigate to specific parts of the collection. To explore this collection, use either the expandable links in the sidebar or through the container inventory located in the Contents and Arrangement. Digitized materials will be indicated with the icon.
A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.
You can request an appointment to view materials in the Washington, D.C. reading room or to receive reproductions. Requests can be made as you navigate through the collection on either the series description page (found through Contents and Arrangement) or on individual folders.
Alternative Forms Available
The papers of Abbott Handerson Thayer and the Thayer family in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 10074 images.
Types of materials that have not been digitized include certain printed materials and financial records, unidentifed photographs and photographs of artwork, and certain items related to others, as noted in the folder lists for each series.
Materials lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels 48 and 3417 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Restrictions on Access
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Restrictions on Use
Reel 3417 (art works): Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Jean Reasoner Plunket. Contact Reference Services for more information.
How to Cite This Collection
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The papers of Abbott Handerson Thayer and the Thayer family in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The the bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 10,076 images.