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A Finding Aid to the Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk, 1919-1935 | Digitized Collection

Jerome Blum papers, 1915-circa 1969, bulk, 1919-1935

Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956

Painter

This site provides access to the papers of Jerome Blum in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 7,749 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Jerome Blum measure 3.0 linear feet and date from 1915 to circa 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1919 to 1935. Biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, artwork, and photographs document the painter's personal and professional life, and extensive travels.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jerome Blum (1884-1956) was a painter and author who lived in Chicago, France, Florida, and New York, and traveled to the American west, Hawaii, Japan, China, Cuba, and the South Seas (including a 10 month stay in Tahiti).

Provenance

The majority of the papers were donated or loaned for microfilming between 1965 and 1966 by Blum's widow, Frances Blum. A typescript copy of the final version of "Life Answered" was received in 1969.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.