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Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, bulk 1894-1971

Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, illustrator, and curator Edith Emerson measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1839 to 1981, with the bulk of the material dating from 1894-1971. Found within the papers are biographical material; letters from friends and colleagues; writings and notes by Emerson and others; artwork, including three sketchbooks; subject files; photographs of Emerson, family, friends, and artwork; and scattered printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edith Emerson (1888-1981) was a painter, illustrator, and curator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Edith Emerson lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming in 1977. Addition papers were donated in 1990 by the Free Library of Philadelphia, who received them from Emerson.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.