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Carl W. Peters papers, 1915-1982

Carl W. Peters papers, 1915-1982

Peters, Carl William, 1897-1980



Collection Information

Size: ca. 450 items (on 10 microfilm reels)

3.5 linear feet

Summary: Resumes; biographical material; correspondence, mainly with galleries; notebooks with notes, diagrams, calendar entries, names and addresses, and pencil sketches; several loose sketches; 115 sketchbooks, mostly done in pencil or charcoal; annotated working plans for murals, some washed with watercolor; scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and certficates; a guest book; financial material; photographs of Peters' paintings; exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations; and miscellaneous materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Fairport, New York. Native of Rochester, N.Y. and Rockport, Massachusetts where he summered. Won prizes in 1920s and 1930s.


Blanche Peters is the widow of Carl W. Peters.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Blanche Peters (Mrs. Carl), after microfilming. 82 sketchbooks subsequently donated in 2002.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2942 through 2951 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Carl W. Peters papers, 1915-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.