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Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth papers, 1918-1995

Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth papers, 1918-1995

Sawyer, Helen, 1898-1999


Collection Information

Size: 4.6 linear ft.

Additions: ca. 4.5 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, writings, photographs, art works, exhibition catalogs and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artists and writers; North Truro, Mass. and Sarasota, Fla. Helen, born 1898 in Washington, D.C., was the daughter of painter Wells Sawyer, and used the name Helen Sawyer as her professional name. [She died Dec. 10, 1999 at the age of 102 in Sarasota, Fla.]


Donated 1972-1993 by Jerry and Helen Sawyer Farnsworth. Wells Sawyer papers received with the collection have been removed and described separately. An additional 4 ft. of papers, including ca. 2.5 ft. of Wells Sawyer papers were donated in 1996 by Helen; the Wells Sawyer related material in this donation has yet to be separated.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Helen Sawyer and Jerry Farnsworth papers, 1918-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.