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Ethel Edwards papers, circa 1929-1999

Edwards, Ethel, 1914-1999

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 11.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, illustrator, and educator Ethel Edwards (1914-1999) measure 11.2 linear feet and date from circa 1929 to 1999. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, business records for the Wellfeet Art Gallery that she operated with her husband Xavier Gonzalez along with records for Edwards' personal business activities, printed materials, three scrapbooks, photographic materials, artwork, and 32 sketchbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ethel Edwards (1914-1999) was a painter, illustrator, and educator active in New Orleans, LA, New York City, Provincetown, RI, and Wellfleet, MA.


The collection was donated in 1999 by the estate of Ethel Edwards Gonzalez.

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Language Note

The collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund