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Caroline Fesler papers, 1939-1956

Fesler, Caroline, 1878-1961

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, 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.


Lent for microfilming 1974 by Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 666 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Caroline Fesler papers, 1939-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.