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Emily Guthrie Smith papers, 1922-1979

Emily Guthrie Smith papers, 1922-1979

Smith, Emily Guthrie, 1909-1986

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 4 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Sketches, sketchbooks, photographs, exhibition materials, letters, books, scrapbooks, and printed material. REEL 1514: A resume; letters; exhibition catalogs and invitations; clippings; typescripts of essays on Smith's work; and photographs of Smith with her work. REEL 1597: Sketches and sketchbooks of figure studies, still lifes, and portraits; a photograph album containing snapshots of paintings and drawings; and photographs of Smith and others. REELS 1701-1702: Two scrapbooks containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements and notes about paintings sold; exhibition catalogs; letters from patrons, friends, and colleagues; autographed books; and an inventory of art work in Smith's personal collection and files on the artists represented.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Fort Worth, Texas.

Provenance

Material on reel 1514 donated January 1979 by Smith. Material on reels 1597 and 1701-1702 lent for microfilming January 1979 and subsequently donated in October 1979, except the photograph album, sketches, and sketchbooks.

Location of Originals

  • Photo album, sketches, and sketchbook: Originals returned to lender, Emily Guthrie Smith, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 1514, 1597, and 1701-1702 available for use at Archives of American Art offices; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 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

Emily Guthrie Smith papers, 1922-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.