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Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England, 1934-1935

Campbell, Louisa Dresser, 1907-1989

Curator, Arts administrator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Carbon of the manuscript of a catalogue for an exhibition "Seventeenth Century Painting in New England," compiled and edited by Dresser for an exhibition held at the Worcester Art Museum in collaboration with the American Antiquarian Society, July-August 1934. Included are a report by Alan Burroughs on X-ray examination of the paintings on exhibit and a letter from Dresser to William C. Endicott asking for his "criticisms and corrections." The manuscript, published in 1935 by the Worcester Art Museum, is missing front matter and illustrations. Some pencil notations, presumably by Endicott, appear in the entry on Governor John Endecott.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator; museum curator; art historian; Worcester, Mass. Died 1989. Joined the staff of the Worcester Art Museum in 1932 as an associate in Decorative Arts. She later became curator of the collections, and also served as acting director. Dresser retired in 1972.


Donated 1992 by Frances Herron, Louisa Dresser's sister.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Louisa Dresser manuscript on 17th century painting in New England, 1934-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.