Polly Scribner Ames papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1938–1993

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

8.5 linear feet (16 boxes) of material consisting drafts of published and unpublished manuscripts, including a memoir, short stories, nonfiction articles, and poetry; correspondence concerning the publication of Ames’s book about the painter Marsden Hartley; other professional and personal correspondence; and exhibition advertisements and press clippings as well as research for Ames’s Hartley book.

Biographical Historical Note

Polly Scribner Ames was a painter, sculptor, and writer who lived in Chicago, New York, and Europe.