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John Ottis Adams papers, 1877-1970, bulk, 1877-1908

John Ottis Adams papers, 1877-1970, bulk, 1877-1908

Adams, J. Ottis (John Ottis), 1851-1927

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Biographical information; 16 sketches (30.7 x 47.5 cm. or smaller) in various media (pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, pastel, ink, colored pencil, and watercolor), including landscapes, a portrait, figure studies, studies for "Courtship" and other paintings, and an ink silhouette of Adams; two etchings depicting canals in towns; 17 postcards addressed to Adams with ink and colored pencil drawings by Otto Stark of the escapades of "Foxie the dog," 1908; a photo of Adams' studio in Muncie, Indiana, and one in New Smyrna, Florida; photos of 3 of his paintings; an exhibition catalog; an article on Adams, 1899; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter.

Provenance

Donated 1975 by Edward Adams son of J. Otis Adams.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 880 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Ottis Adams papers, 1877-1970, bulk, 1877-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.