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A Finding Aid to the Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999 | Digitized Collection

Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999

Beach, Chester, 1881-1956

Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Chester Beach in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 6,572 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 7.3 linear feet

Summary: The Chester Beach papers measure 7.3 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chester Beach (1881-1956) was a sculptor and medalist in New York, N.Y.

Provenance

The Chester Beach papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.