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A Finding Aid to the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977 | Digitized Collection

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915

Sculptor

This site provides access to the papers of Karl Theodore Francis Bitter in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2014, and total 786 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 2.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketches, and sketchbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Austrian-born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York.

Provenance

The Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers were donated by Marietta Bitter Abel (Mrs. Walter), Mr. Michael Abel, and Lt. Col. Jonathon F. Abel in several increments from 1970-2010. The commemorative medals were donated in 1975 by Walter Hancock, a friend of Bitter's son Francis.

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Funding

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

Location of Originals

  • REEL N70-8 and N70-35 (photographs only): Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Walter Abel, after microfilming.Location of originals currently unknown.