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Emlen Etting papers, 1928-1987

Emlen Etting papers, 1928-1987

Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993

Painter, Printmaker, Filmmaker, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, journal, writings, printed material, scrapbook, and two card files on paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. Died 1993. During the Second World War, Etting was an official French language announcer in London for the American Broadcast stations in Europe.


Material on reel D251 donated by Etting, 1966. He lent papers on reels 4158-4159 in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. A few additional items of printed material were donated by Etting (reel 4340), and transferred to NMAA/NPG Library after filming.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 4158-4159: Originals returned to Etting after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels D251, 4158-4159, and 4340 available 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

Emlen Etting papers, 1928-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.