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Fred and Adelaide Morris Gardner papers, 1916-1978

Gardner, Fred, 1880-1952



Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Resumes and biographical documents; correspondence, 1926-1978, including a letter from John Sloan and Christmas cards from artists; photographs of the Gardners and their work; prints by Adelaide, and drawings and sketchbooks by Adelaide and Fred; Adelaide's diaries, 1959, 1961-1962; writings; price lists; scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, autographs, poetry and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and price lists and appraisals.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painters; New York, N.Y. and Spring Valley, N.Y.


Donated by Robert Ehlers, the Gardner's nephew, 1981, except for one letter from John Sloan and 22 photographs, which were lent. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project, 1981.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • John Sloan letter and 21 photographs: Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3346-3348 available for use only at the 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

Fred and Adelaide Morris Gardner papers, 1916-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.