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Margaret Merwin Patch papers, 1885-1986

Patch, Margaret Merwin, 1894-1987

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 10.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of arts administrator Margaret Merwin Patch measure 10.9 linear feet and date from 1885 to 1986. The bulk of the collection consists of material from Patch's involvement with the American Craftsmen's Council and the formation and administration of the World Crafts Council. Also found are scattered biographical materials from Patch and the Merwin and Patch families; correspondence; three diaries; writings and notes by Patch and by others; subject files regarding various other organizations and activities with which Patch was involved; printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Merwin Patch (1894-1987) was an arts administrator in Massachusetts and Florida.


The Margaret Merwin Patch papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Linda M. Walker, a personal representative of Patch's estate in 1987.

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Language Note

English .