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Adele McGinnis Herter and Albert Herter papers, 1882-1946

Herter, Adele McGinnis, 1869-1946


Collection Information

Size: 4 Items reels of microfilm

Summary: Correspondence, 1882-1913, 1919-1946, between Adele and Albert, and letters from McGinnis and Herter family members; bills and receipts, mainly for household expenses; address books; clippings; and family photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adele: painter; born 1869, died 1946. Albert: muralist and craftsman, born Mar. 2, 1871, died Feb. 2, 1950. Husband and wife. Albert studied at Art Students League under Carroll Beckwith, J.P. Laurens and in Paris with Cormon. He was an associate of the National Academy of Design, and a member of Society of Mural Painters and other organizations. Adele was a pupil of Bouguereau, Courtois, and Robert-Fleury in Paris, and a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. They lived in East Hampton, Long Island (N.Y.).


Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 2543-2546 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Adele McGinnis Herter and Albert Herter papers, 1882-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.