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A Finding Aid to the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961 | Digitized Collection

Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961

White, Nelson C. (Nelson Cooke), 1900-1989

Art historian, Painter, Author

This site provides access to the research material of Nelson and Henry C. White in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 9,815 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 4.5 linear feet

Summary: The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Connecticut painter, art historian, and collector, Nelson C. White (1900-1989) was born in Waterford, Connecticut, to artist Henry C. White.

Provenance

The collection was acquired by the Archives of American Art in three installments and microfilmed after receipt. 2 linear feet of material were purchased from Nelson C. White in 1956, followed by two gifts from White in 1978 and 1983.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to the Nelson and Henry C. White research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and Dwight William Tryon. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; and the Dwight William Tryon papers, 1872-1930.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.