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Grace Spaulding John papers, 1890-1972

John, Grace Spaulding, 1890-1972

Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 6 Microfilm reels

Summary: Diaries, writings, sketches and drawings, scrapbooks, printed matter and photographs relating to John and her work.
Circa 650 pages of undated sketches and notes from travels on the west coast of Mexico, and 24 combination journals and sketchbooks from her travels throughout Europe, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. Poetry, descriptions of places and people visited, and statements about her work comprise the major portion of the journal entries.
Biographical data; writings and notes; 3 scrapbooks containing family photographs, printed material and letters; a scrapbook on Ruth Uhler containing letters to John and clippings; photographs of paintings; a list of paintings in her collections; and a card index containing information of exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972) was a painter, writer, and lecturer in New York, N.Y. and Houston, Texas. Ruth Uhler was a painter and lecturer who worked in Houston as well as Santa Fe, N.M.


The lender, Patricia John Keightley, is Grace Spaulding John's daughter.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Patricia John Keightley, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1913-1915 and 2690-2692 available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Grace Spaulding John papers, 1890-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.