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Charles Sarka papers, 1902-1968

Sarka, Charles N. (Charles Nicholas), 1879-1960

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information; photographs; sketches; catalogs; printed materials; and a diary.
REEL 3976: A resume; 15 sketches; 2 paintings on paper, undated; clippings, 1964-1968; reproductions of art work, 1902-1922; exhibition catalogs, undated and 1963; 2 photographs of Sarka, ca. 1902 and ca. 1930; and 2 photographs of works of art, undated.
REEL 1000: Biographical information and a typescript of an unpublished diary written by Sarka while traveling in Tahiti and Moorea, 1903.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator; New York, N.Y. Worked for Harper's, Scribner's, Collier's, Blue Book, and other magazines. Wrote and illustrated Tahiti Nui.


Donated and lent 1973 by Catherine Jacobs, Sarka's niece.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1000: Originals returned to lender, Catherine Jacobs, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1000 and 3976 available at 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

Charles Sarka papers, 1902-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.