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Arthur Wesley Dow papers, circa 1826-1978, bulk 1879-1922

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 Digitized items icon icon.

A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.

Requesting Materials

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 Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley) Dow in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008, and total 1378 images.

Materials that generally have not been scanned include duplicates, negatives, and modern copy prints of vintage photographs as well as photographs of works of art. For some publications, such as catalogs, only the cover and title pages have been scanned.

Materials lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels 1027, 1033-1034 ,1079, and 1271 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.

Restrictions on Use

The Arthur Wesley Dow papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite This Collection

Arthur Wesley Dow papers, circa 1826-1978, bulk 1879-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digitization Note

The papers of Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley) Dow in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 1,378 images.