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Austa Densmore Sturdevant papers, [ca. 1890]-1979

Sturdevant, Austa Densmore, 1855-1936



Collection Information

Size: 14 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A letter from Sturdevant to her mother, and 2 family letters; copy prints of 3 photographs of Sturdevant and her Paris studio; 3 postcards postmarked July 1892, Tannersville, N.Y., from Sturdevant to her mother with sketches of students sketching (possibly sent while studying at nearby Onteora art colony created in 1887 by Candace Wheeler) ; 4 clippings on Sturdevant and Cragsmoor; and a catalog, "A Century of Women Artists at Cragsmoor."

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Cragsmoor, N.Y. Sturdevant was also the owner and manager of the Cragsmoor Inn, a popular gathering place for visiting artists.


Donated 1977 and 1979 by Clarissa C. Dryden, Sturdevant's granddaughter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3472 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Austa Densmore Sturdevant papers, [ca. 1890]-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.