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Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976

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Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, sketchbooks and artwork.
Correspondence is from Abbot's family and friends and includes some letters written by Abbot to her mother, sister, and brother. Other correspondents include Alfred Barr, Alice Van Vechten Brown, Bernard Heyl, and Douglas McKee. Artwork includes ten sketchbooks depicting Abbot's travels throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Agnes Anne Abbot donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1979 to 1987.
Related Materials
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history with Agnes Anne Abbot conducted by Robert Brown on August 25, 1981 to January 15, 1982.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Processing Information
The Agnes Anne Abbot papers were processed by Jayna Josefson in 2013 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.