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Dorothy Bridaham scrapbooks, 1938-1964

Bridaham, Dorothy, 1915-1987

Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet, (on two microfilm reels)

Summary: Two scrapbooks (1938-1942, 1946-1964) containing clippings of art reviews written by Bridaham for the CHICAGO SUN and the DENVER POST. The first scrapbook also contains 35 letters (1942-1943) responding to Bridaham's reviews and a 1949 note outlining amended bibliographic information.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bridaham wrote fine arts columns under her maiden name, Dorothy Odenheimer, for the CHICAGO SUN from 1942 to 1947 and for the DENVER POST from 1959 to 1963. She was married to the art historian Lester Burbank Bridaham.


Donated 1987 by Lester B. and Dorothy O. Bridaham.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4190-4191 available at all 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

Dorothy Bridaham scrapbooks, 1938-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.