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Blanche Lazzell papers, 1893-1986, bulk 1901-1940

Lazzell, Blanche, 1878-1956

Painter, Designer, Etcher, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 4.6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of printmaker, etcher, and painter Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1893 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1901 to 1940. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; writings; five diaries; scattered personal business records; printed material; artwork; photographs; and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) was a printmaker, etcher, painter, and rug designer who worked primarily in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Morgantwon, West Virginia.


The Blanche Lazzell papers were anonymously donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987, including most of the materials that had been earlier loaned for microfilming in 1983.

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Language Note

Collection is in English and French.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Leslie J. and Johanna Garfield.