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Charles W. Dahlgreen papers, 1886-1957

Dahlgreen, Charles W. (Charles William), 1864-1955

Painter, Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical material; notebooks; correspondence; sketchbooks and sketches; photographs; financial material; and printed material.

Two biographical accounts; a manuscript for Dahlgreen's autobiography; 4 notebooks containing data on his works, recipes for paint and printmaking materials, and notes on his family history; letters, 1898 and 1905-1957, concerning art-related activities and his involvement with various art organizations; 9 sketchbooks, 1886-1908; 45 drawings, 1906-1909; copy photographs of Dahlgreen in his studio, and with his fiancee; photographs of: Leon Makielski posed with his portrait of Dahlgreen; the Brown County, Indiana Colony; Society of Etchers members, Lucie Hartrath and Bertha Jaques; Nicoli Fechin in his studio; Indian friend and model, Frank, and a view of Dahlgreen's mobile studio; 3 photographs of lodge banners; a photograph of the Dahlgreen & Co. sign; 2 photographs of works of art; an account book, 1912-1920, containing a price and sales list; a dues ledger, 1918-1923; a receipt book for works of art, 1933-1940; an income and expenses ledger, 1942-1947; an undated price list for works of art; miscellaneous receipts and address files; listing works of art; 3 clippings; an honorable mention certificate, 1907, from the Art Institute of Chicago; a Canadian mining certificate, 1898; 30 exhibition prospectuses, 1906-1926; and miscellaneous printed material.

REEL 3954, Three photographs of Dahlgreen; a photograph, ca. 1931, of his mobile studio; clippings, 1924-1936; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1901-1950.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printmaker; Chicago, Ill.


Portions of material on reel 3954 donated 1986; and portions (fr. 877-922) lent for microfilming 1986 all by Grant Dahlgreen.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3954, frames 877-922: Originals returned to the lender, Grant Dahlgreen, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3953-3954 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles W. Dahlgreen papers, 1886-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.