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Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986

Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986

Pratt, Bela L. (Bela Lyon), 1867-1917

Sculptor, Educator

Collection Information

Size: ca. 450 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical materials, letters and correspondence, photographs, diary, subject files, and printed ephemera.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, teacher; Boston, Mass.; b. 1867; d. 1917 Studied at Yale, Art Students League, and with Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Kenyon Cox, and William Merritt Chase, and others.


Material on reel 2527 lent for microfilming 1982 by Thomas Leavitt, a descendant of Pratt. Material on reels 3995-3998 lent 1987 by Cynthia Kennedy Sam, Pratt's granddaughter.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2527: Originals returned to the lender, Thomas Leavitt, after microfilming.
  • Reel 3995-3998: Originals returned to the lender, Cynthia Sam, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2527 and 3995-3998 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.

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

Bela L. Pratt papers, 1876-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.