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Elliot Orr papers, 1910-1984

Elliot Orr papers, 1910-1984

Orr, Elliot, 1904-1997


Collection Information

Size: 1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence (1929-1984), a price list, subject files, notes, writings, art works (1929-1935), scrapbooks, printed material (1931-1984), and photographs document the life and career of Elliot Orr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Chatham, Massachusetts. Born Flushing, New York. In 1927, Orr was a student of Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and from 1927 to 1929, he studied at the Grand Central School of Art in New York under George Pierce Ennis, Henry B. Snell, and Wayman Adams. From 1929 to 1930 he studied under George Luks.


Portions of material on D23 (fr. 905-1214) lent for microfilming 1962; portions of material on D23 (fr. 1215-1246), reel 497 and unmicrofilmed donated 1971-1984 all by Elliot Orr.

Location of Originals

  • Reel D23 (letters, typescript, and catalog): Originals returned to the lender, Elliot Orr, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D23 and 497 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elliot Orr papers, 1910-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.