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Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947

Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947

Editor, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 6.6 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 5 reels)

Summary: Letters, scrapbooks, subject files, and printed material, much of it related to her work as editor of American Art Annual and her guidebooks to art in New York.
REELS D43-D46: Scrapbooks, 1890-1920's, containing newspaper clippings and articles reflecting a wide variety of interests in the art world files of obituary notices collected for the American Art Annual; and subject files containing clippings, letters, pamphlets and handbooks on collectors and private collections, art work in and around New York, mural and fresco work in New York public buildings, and art in New York churches.
REEL N12: Correspondence, 1890-1947; minutes of American Art Annual, 1903-1914; writings on art education and other topics in the form of lectures, radio scripts, book reviews, and articles; clippings; and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED Ca. 7000 file cards of biographical material used in compiling American Art Annual.

Biographical/Historical Note

Editor and art historian; New York City. Founder and art editor of American Art Annual, 1898-1917. On staff of Metropolitian Museum of Art, 1908-1917. Director, Baltimore Museum of Art, 1922-1926. Author of Art in New York; a Guide to Things Worth Seeing (1916, 1922, and 1939).


Material on reels D43-D46 and unmicrofilmed material donated by the library of the Metropolitian Museum of Art, 1956-1961. Material on reel N12 was microfilmed in 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library.

Related Materials

Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1870-1947, are located at The New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel N12: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D43-D46 & N12 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

Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.