Size: 6 Microfilm reels, 195 items on 6 microfilm reels
Summary: The microfilmed Reynolds Beal papers contain sketchbooks, art works, notes, photographs, and printed material. Much of the material relates to William Merrit Chase. Microfilmed on Reels 278-282 and Reel 286 are a biographical sketch; 169 sketchbooks (1874-1938); a folder of 32 "Japanese Prints," mostly watercolors; a letter to Beal from his father (1896); three clippings; a book, Song of the Sea (1891), illustrated by Beal; and a diary kept while traveling around Long Island and Martha's Vineyard with his brother, Albert (1896).
Also microfilmed on Reel 286 is material relating to William Merrit Chase's classes at Shinnecock Hills, including Beal's notes on Chase's critical comments while studying with Chase; comments from Chase on museums in Holland; photographs of Chase's 10th Street studio and Shinnecock Hills studios; a catalog of the Chase retrospective, National Arts Club, (1910); clippings and miscellaneous printed material; a diary kept by Beal (1891), "Trip to Newfoundland with Albert [Beal],"describing fishing and his sketching activity; and a notebook with expense accounts and pencil sketches (1899).