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Edwin Walter Dickinson papers, 1909-1971

Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978



Collection Information

Size: 20.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978) measure 20.2 linear feet and date from 1909-1971. Included are photographs of works of art and personal photographs, object files, correspondence, a biographical account, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin Walter Dickinson (1891-1978) was a painter in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Dickinson studied with William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League and was a member of Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.


A majority of the collection was donated in 2020 by Steven C. Baldwin, Edwin Dickinson's grandson. Material on reels D93-D96 and 1130 was lent for microfilming in 1962 and 1976 by Edwin Dickinson. A small portion of unmicrofilmed material was donated in 1972 by Edwin Dickinson.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reels D93-D96 including 36 journals, 1916-1961, by Edwin Dickinson. The original journals are available at Syracuse University. Also in the Archives on microfilm reel 1130 are photographs, 1909-1965, of Dickinson and others, including Bill [Vaclav] Vytlacil, Richard Parmenter, Ross E. Moffett, Ted Beall, Henry Sutter, L.W. Veeder, R. H. Ives Gammell, Raymond J. Eastwood, Eugene Fitch, Thomas Bouchard, William F. Halsall, Charles W. Hawthorne, Coulton Waugh, and Charles Heinz.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels D93-D96 & 1130: Originals returned to Edwin Dickinson after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Material on 35mm microfilm reels D93-D96 and 1130 is available for use 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Edwin Walter Dickinson papers, 1909-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.