Scope and Contents
The papers of Portland, Maine, dentist and painter Rupert Scott Lovejoy, measure 0.58 linear feet and date from 1904-1979. The collection includes biographical material, letters and sketches from painter Walter Griffin, research material on Griffin collected by Lovejoy, printed material including exhibition catalogs for Lovejoy's exhibitions, two portrait reliefs of Walter Griffin and Edward Souther Griffin, and photographs and nine glass plate negatives of Walter Griffin and his home in Stroudwater, Maine.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Myrtle E. Lovejoy, Rupert Scott Lovejoy's wife, lent the Archives of American Art material for microfilming and donated papers in September 1978 and in 1979.
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 1405) including research notes and writings by Rupert Scott Lovejoy on Walter Griffin, clippings, and exhibition catalogs. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
The collection was microfilmed after receipt and the glass plate negatives were re-housed in 2015 with a grant from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Stephanie Ashley in 2018.