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Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. papers, 1923-2002

Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900-1990



Collection Information

Size: 15.5 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, personal business records, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material and sound recordings documenting the career of painter and educator Henry Edwards Scott, Jr.
Biographical material includes appointment books, Navy documentation, and certificates of appointment. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings consist of travel diaries, journals, published and unpublished manuscripts, and notes from classes in the Navy. Teaching files include notes and proposals for students' trips and teaching appointments. Personal business records consist of tax documents, deeds, sales receipts and invoices, and cancelled checks.
Four scrapbooks contain correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, exhibition materials, and notes. Photographs and slides are of Scott and others and works of art. Artwork includes sketches. Printed material consists of newspaper clippings, programs, maps, exhibition publicity material, and published books by Scott. Also included are unidentified sound recordings which appear to be recorded lectures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Edwards Scott Jr.(1900-1990) was a painter and educator in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scott served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


Seven photographs of Scott and one of Scott with Thomas Hart Benton and a ballet program for the Ballet Russes, Paris, 1923, donated 1981 by Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. The bulk of the collection (15.3 linear feet) donated 2002 by Sarah S. Cook and Jonathon F. Scott, Scott's children, and in 2014-2015 by Sarah S. Cook.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. papers, 1923-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.