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Theresa Van Raalte papers, 1905-[ca. 1913]

Van Raalte, Theresa, 1896-



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet (4 items)

Summary: A diary, May 25-July 23, 1905, written by Van Raalte while enroute to Holland and during her first months living there; a sketchbook; and two photographs, one of Van Raalte and one of her uncle Martin Van Raalte who accompanied her on her travels.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Van Raalte traveled to Holland in 1905 to study oil painting with Fritz Mondrian, the first teacher of Piet Mondrian, his nephew.


Donated 1983 by Jeanette Dorsey, Van Raalte's daughter, through Mary Anne Goley, curator of the Arts Program at the Federal Reserve System. Goley obtained the material while curating the exhibition "The Hague School and its American Legacy."

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Theresa Van Raalte papers, 1905-[ca. 1913]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.