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Elsie Driggs papers, 1924-1979

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 5 series.

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1924-1979
3 Folders
Box 1

Found is scattered correspondence, most of which references specific works of art by Elsie Driggs and Lee Gatch. Correspondents include: Baltimore Museum of Art, Adelyn Breeskin, Alexander Brook, Edward Bruce, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Charles Daniel, Heckscher Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Newark Musuem, Cynthia Sanford, Francis Steegmuller, Jenny Strauss, Walker Art Center, Wichita State University, and Yale University Art Gallery. Letters from Charles Daniel includes sales information. Letters from Edward Bruce urge Driggs to write her congressman to support the Public Works of Art Project, and refuse her payment of a loan.
Description Container Select
1920s-1940s, 1924-1938, circa 1940
1
1
1950s-1960s, 1953-1969
1
2
1970s, 1970-1979
1
3

Series 2: Writings and Notes , circa 1960
2 Folders
Box 1

Found are two short stories by Elsie Driggs.
Description Container Select
"The Stones of Lee Gatch" , circa 1960
1
4
"In Search of Piero Dela Francesca", circa 1960
1
5

Series 3: Personal Business Records , 1964-1979
1 Folder
Box 1

Found are two receipts for the loan and consignment of works of art by Elsie Driggs from the Provincetown Art Association and Sotheby's, respectively.
Description Container Select
Consignment and Loan Receipts, 1964-1979
1
6

Series 4: Printed Material , 1964-1978
1 Folder
Box 1

Found are exhibition announcements and catalogs for solo and group shows of Elsie Diggs.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1964-1978
1
7

Series 5: Photographs , 1925-1961
4 Folders
Box 1

Found are portraits and snapshots of Elsie Driggs, family, friends, and homes. A photograph of friends is of the Anticoli group, including Maurice Sterne, Edward Bruce, Elsa Schmid Neumann, Louise Maloney, Gertrude Tienser-Willie, and Mario Topi.
Description Container Select
Elsie Diggs, 1925-1937
1
8
Elsie Diggs and Family, circa 1945
1
9
Elsie Diggs and Friends, circa 1925
1
10
Homes, 1961
1
11

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.