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Bernard M. Keyes papers, 1914-1960

Keyes, Bernard M., 1898-1973



Collection Information

Size: 127 Items, ca. 127 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.
REEL 865: Letters, 1929-1957, from people who either commissioned or sat for portraits by Keyes, and clippings relating to the portraits discussed in the correspondence; 8 certificates and awards; clippings and pamphlets on individual portraits; and 26 photographs of his portraits and 3 of Keyes.
REEL 5041: A photocopy of a letter from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, certifying Keyes's enrollment from 1915-1922; a clipping of a portrait by Keyes, "Great-grandfather"; 3 photographs of his portraits, including Miss Helen Williams Vose, a self-portrait, and "Uncle Ben"; a photograph of a bust by Keyes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; Waltham, Massachusetts.


Material on reel 865 lent for microfilming 1974 by Agnes C. Keyes, Keyes's widow; items on reel 5041 donated 1983 by Keyes' sister, Margaret Keyes Smyth, along with 6 items which had been previously microfilmed as a loan on reel 865.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 865, except 1 letter, 1936 May 17; 3 clippings; and 2 photos: Originals returned to lender, Agnes C. Keyes, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 865, and 5041 (fr. 921-928) 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

Bernard M. Keyes papers, 1914-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.