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Caroline Fesler papers, 1939-1956

Caroline Fesler papers, 1939-1956

Fesler, Caroline, 1878-1961

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 51 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Summary: 23 letters from Booth Tarkington, mostly regarding purchases for the Herron Museum of Art; 10 letters from Georgia O'Keeffe, primarily about her own activities as an artist and with frequent suggestions about purchases for the museum; and two letters from Alfred Stieglitz. Other correspondents include Paul Byk and sculptor Robert Davidson. In addition, there are lists of Fesler's gifts to the museum, 1943-1946; an O'Keeffe catalogue, 1943; and a few clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator (Indianapolis, Ind.). President of the Indianapolis Art Association and the Herron Museum of Art, renamed Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1969.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1974 by Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to the Indianapolis Museum of Art after microfilming.

Microfilm reel 666 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.