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Rebecca Beal papers, 1949-1982

Beal, Rebecca J.

Art patron, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 7.6 Linear feet, (on 11 microfilm reels)

Summary: Research material on Jacob Eichholtz; and letters.
REELS 3668-3678: Beal's research papers for her book on her great grandfather, painter, Jacob Eichholtz. Arranged in subject files and include research notes; correspondence; printed material; typescripts of the text; and two exhibition catalogs. Also includes photographs and negatives of portraits and paintings by Eichholtz; and publications (including the one Beal wrote) on Pennsylvania art and artists.
REEL 1079: 34 letters from Charles Burchfield and 6 letters from Henry Varnum Poor to Beal.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian, patron; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jacob Eichholtz was a 19th century painter. Beal is his great granddaughter. She wrote a book about him, JACOB EICHHOLTZ, 1776-1842: PORTRAIT PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA, published in 1969.


Donated 1976 and 1988 by Rebecca J. Beal.

Related Materials

Documents of Rebecca J. Beal are also located at LancasterHistory.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1079 and 3668-3678 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

Rebecca Beal papers, 1949-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.