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Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983

Arthur B. Carles papers, 1912-1983

Carles, Arthur B., 1882-1952

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur B. Carles (1882-1952) was a painter and art instructor active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The Arthur B. Carles papers were donated by Sara F. Swanson in 1985. Additional papers were donated by Perry Ottenberg in 1985.

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

Location of Originals

  • REEL 1052: Originals in the possession of Steven Casamassima.
  • REELS 4270-4273: Originals in the possession of Perry Ottenberg.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Philadelphia painter Arthur B. Carles measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1983. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed materials, and photographs.

Correspondence is found for Carles and his wife Caroline Robinson Carles and includes letters from Sarah Baker, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, Henry McCarter, John Marin, Leopold Seyffert, Maurice Speiser, Carroll and Henry Tyson, and Franklin Watkins, among others. One diary contains brief entries. Additional writings are by Carles and Perry Ottenberg. Photographs are of Carles, his studio, family and friends, exhibitions, and works of art.

Portions of the papers were microfilmed on reels 3667 and 4076. The microfilm is available for interlibrary loan but researchers are advised that the microfilm does not reflect the current order of the papers and may be incomplete.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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