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Macena Barton papers, 1839-1985, 1914-1985

Barton, Macena Alberta, 1901-1986

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: ca.1000 items (on one microfilm reel).

Summary: Ten resumes; a social security card; Eastern Star membership cards, 1952 and 1963; membership cards for Henry James Barton; report cards, 1933-1936; certificate for marriage to Francis R. McNeilan, 1953; birth, death, and funeral certificates, and 2 resumes for McNeilan; a letter, 1839, from Marca Edgeworth to "Reverend and Dear Sir" regarding a book about Wolfe and memoirs of his life; correspondence, 1914-1980, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett; Lambert Tree estate leases, 1937-1951; an incorporation certificate for Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists, Inc.; paperwork, 1956, regarding McNeilan's patent for a curtain rod; miscellaneous receipts, 1940-1985; an income tax return, 1954; a check register book, 1977-1979; an address book, miscellaneous notes, 1944; the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; an ink drawing of a dog by John J. Cappinger; 5 scrapbooks of clippings, 1927-1964; loose clippings, 1929-1974; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1951-1981; reproductions of greeting cards designed by Barton; membership lists for the Chicago Society of Artists, Inc., 1967, 1978, and 1984-1985; a subject file for Louis Grell, 1951-1960, containing letters and clippings; photographs of Barton, undated and 1971, of Barton's family and friends, 1921-1973, of miscellaneous landscapes, and of works of art, including still lifes, landscapes, female nudes, portraits, and imaginary "fantastic" views. Thirty-nine slides of family members and of works of art have not been microfilmed.


Donated 1986 by James Romano.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4079 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

Macena Barton papers, 1839-1985, 1914-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.