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Society of American Graphic Artists records, 1916-1992

Society of American Graphic Artists


Collection Information

Size: 6.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical material on artists; reports; financial records; photographs; slides; scrapbooks, and printed material.
REELS N68-107 - N68-112: Correspondence and sales data concerning foreign and American exhibitions; biographical data on participating artists; membership correspondence; lists, financial data, and treasurers' reports; exhibition catalogs; and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED (6.4 ft.): Correspondence concerning political ramifications of print shows in Prague, 1939, and Venice, 1940, arrangements for the first exchange show with the Royal British Society of Etchers and Painters, including letters from Malcom Osborne, 1953, and business matters; presidential reports by John Taylor Arms; biographical sketches of Society members; photographs and slides; scrapbooks; and printed material, including reproductions of art, brochures, exhibition announcements, form letters to members, newsletters, 1974-1992, exhibition catalogs for Annual and other exhibitions, 1944-1992, and printed material on special events.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art society; New York, N.Y. Est. 1915. Founded in cooperation with the Brooklyn Museum as The Brooklyn Society of Etchers. In 1921, the organization moved to Manhattan and changed its name to The Society of American Etchers; in 1947, it expanded to include lithographers and woodcutters, with a subsequent change of name to The Society of American Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers and Woodcutters. Since 1951 known as The Society of American Graphic Artists.


Material on reels N68-107 to N68-112 lent for microfilming 1969 by Society of American Graphic Artists. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 and 1995 by the Society.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels N68-107 - N68-112: Originals at the Society of American Graphic Artists.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N68-107 - N68-112 available for use 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

Society of American Graphic Artists records, 1916-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.