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Hereward Lester Cooke papers, circa 1970-1975

Cooke, Hereward Lester, 1916-1975



Collection Information

Size: 3000 items.

Summary: Research notes, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material compiled in the 1970's for a proposed book, AMERICAN WATERCOLORS 1866-1910, intended to be a comprehensive biographical index of American watercolorists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Curator, National Gallery of Art, Wash., D.C. Lived 1916-1975.


Some of the papers compiled by Cooke were destroyed by fire.

Location of Originals

  • Location of originals unknown.

How to Use This Collection

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

Hereward Lester Cooke papers, circa 1970-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.