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Grace Albee papers, 1890-1971

Albee, Grace, 1890-1985

Painter, Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 3.5 linear ft. (microfilmed on 5 reels)

Summary: Biographical notes; correspondence; diaries; sketchbooks; art works; photographs; sales ledger; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and printed material.

REELS 2845-2847: Biographical notes; correspondence, 1916-1971 (some with drawings or wood engravings, including 3 sheets of engraved stationary by Albee, 1969-1970), and letters from Albee's family, Percy Albee, John Taylor Arms, Fritz Eichenberg, Ralph Fabri, A. Hyatt Mayor, Lynd Ward, and others; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs, 1910-1971, of Albee, her family and colleagues, and of Albee at work in her studio; awards; 2 wood engravings and one linocut; a file on William B. Conner, Albee's patron and friend, ca. 1916-1966; exhibition catalogs, invitations and announcements, 1919-1971; title pages of books; and diaries, 1956-1970, some containing detailed daily entries, sketches, and 13 wood engravings (mostly bookplates) scattered throughout.

REELS 2977-2978: Biographical notes; diaries, 1927-1955; correspondence, 1890-1971, from Frederick Wilcox, and others; a sketchbook, 1931, of Germany and France, and one book, 1948-1966, containing 49 preliminary drawings and designs for engravings and 21 of the accompanying wood engravings (6.4 x 8.8 cm. or smaller); a sales ledger, 1928-1971; 2 watercolor drawings by others; exhibition catalogs and announcements, 1927-1971; 3 illustrated publications, 1934-1958; clippings and articles, 1911-1971; and miscellaneous printed material, 1929-1971 (some unfilmed). Sixteen slides showing Albee were not microfilmed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Printmaker and wood engraver; New York. Lived 1890-1985.


Donated 1971 by Grace Albee.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2845-2847 and 2977-2978 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

Grace Albee papers, 1890-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.