Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of New York City painter Elsie Driggs date from 1924 to 1979 and measure 0.2 linear feet. Included are correspondence, writings by Driggs, personal business records, printed materials, and portrait and family photographs.
Correspondence includes letters from the Baltimore Museum of Art, Adelyn Breeskin, Alexander Brook, Edward Bruce, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, dealer Charles Daniel, Heckscher Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Newark Musuem, Cynthia Sanford, Francis Steegmuller, Maurice Stern, Jenny Strauss, Walker Art Center, Wichita State University, and Yale University Art Gallery.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Elsie Driggs donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several accretions between 1963 and 1980.
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Elsie Driggs conducted by Francine Tyler October 30-December 5, 1985.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Portions of the papers were microfilmed upon receipt. In 2013, the collection was processed and a finding aid created by Jayna Josefson with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.