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Samuel Chamberlain papers, 1908-1971

Samuel Chamberlain papers, 1908-1971

Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-1975

Photographer, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: 13.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Personal and business correspondence; photographs; etchings; drawings; sketches; writings; biographical material; and clippings.

REEL 686: 24 fashion show drawings; 123 drawings, 1922, many of architectural details and buildings in France; 28 sketches of fortifications and airplanes drawn for Army Air Force Intelligence, WWII; and biographical material. In addition there is material relating to THIS REALM, THIS ENGLAND (Hastings House, 1941), a book of prints, drawings, and photographs of England by American and British artists, edited by Chamberlain, to raise funds for the British War Relief Society. Included is correspondence and manuscripts and dummies.

UNMICROFILMED: Personal and business correspondence; photographs; etchings; 12 lectures on "Expressions of Graphic Art"; notes, drafts, and dummies for 26 publications; some writings by students; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Etcher and photographer; Marblehead, Mass. Died in 1975. Chamberlain is best known for his architectural photography. His early career is reflected in his etchings of European buildings for American publications.

Provenance

Material on reel 686 lent for microfilming 1974 by Samuel Chamberlain. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1974 by Chamberlain.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 686: Originals returned to Samuel Chamberlain after microfilming.

Microfilm reel 686 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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