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Chester Dale papers, 1897-1971, (bulk 1950-1968)

Chester Dale papers, 1897-1971, (bulk 1950-1968)

Dale, Chester, 1883-1962


Collection Information

Size: 7.0 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels)

Summary: A photograph album; biographical material; correspondence; writings; books; printed materials; clippings; and motion picture film.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chester Dale (1883-1962) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Dale collected 19th and 20th century art works.


Donated 1972 by Mary Dale and 1985 by her estate. The photo album on reel 927 was originally lent for microfilming, 1975.


Funding for the preservation and transfer of motion picture film provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 927 (photograph album) and 3968-3974 are available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Motion picture film has been reformatted on to VHS video and digital betacam.

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

Chester Dale papers, 1897-1971, (bulk 1950-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.