Enid Eder Perkins papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1929–1973
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

3.3 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box) of material consisting of original calligraphic works, reproductions, studies and tracings, client records, and correspondence representing Perkin’s eclectic modern style at all periods of her life; there are also several folders of notes on the technique of illumination.

Biographical Historical Note

Enid Eder Perkins was a self-employed calligrapher and illuminator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C., and New York City.