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Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers, 1927-1979 and [undated]

Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931

Curator, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 2.1 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Materials relating to European art, containing mostly photographs of paintings, many of them Old Master paintings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lizzie P. bliss (1864-1931) was an art collector and patron in New York, N.Y. Bliss, also called Lillie, was one of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art.


Scrapbook originally lent and microfilmed 1970 by Bliss's niece, Elizabeth Bliss Parkinson, but was refilmed in 1981 because original film was illegible. Source of unmicrofilmed material is unknown.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is a scrapbook containing photographs of the Bliss art collection, notes, letters, and clippings lent for microfilming on reel 2200.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2200: Originals located at Boston University, Boston, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2200 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

Lizzie P. Bliss scrapbook and papers, 1927-1979 and [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.