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Macena Barton papers, 1839-1985, bulk 1914-1985

Barton, Macena Alberta, 1901-1986

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 2.6 Linear feet

Summary: The Macena Barton papers measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1914-1985. Included is biographical material consisting of membership cards, resumes, certificates and other biographical material; photographs and slides of Barton, Barton's family and friends, and works of art; printed material including exhibition announcements and catalogs, five scrapbooks of clippings, and miscellaneous printed material; personal business records; works of art; writings and notes, including the script for Bulliet's first radio speech, dedicated to Barton; correspondence, including letters from Clarence J. Bulliet and Eleanor Jewett and others; a subject file for mural painter Louis Grell containing letters and clippings, and information on the Chicago No-Jury Society of Artists and the Chicago Society of Artists; and miscellaneous mate.rial relating to Barton's career as a painter in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical/Historical Note

Macena Barton (1901-1986) was a painter in Chicago, Illinois. Barton studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Donated 1986 by James Romano and in 2020 by Harlan J. Berk, who purchased the estate of Macena Barton.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Portions of the material is available on microfilm reel 4079 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibray 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, bulk 1914-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.