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Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930

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Judy Ng
Scope and Contents
The papers of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and the Dewing family measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1876-1963. Found within the papers are biographical materials on Thomas Dewing; personal correspondence from Dewing, his wife Maria Oakey, and other family members; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Dewing, his family, and his work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Thomas and Maria Dewing's daughter, Elizabeth Dewing Kaup, donated the papers in separate accessions beginning in 1959. In 1979-1980, ten additional letters were given by Mary Morain, the Dewings' granddaughter, through Susan Hobbs. Material was lent for microfilming by Mrs. Pete A. Gunther in 1980 and by Hugh Franklin in 1981. In 2009, an additional handful of correspondence and photographs were anonymously donated to the Archives.
Separated Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 1818, 2077, and 2083) including correspondence, writings and diaries, sketchbooks, and photograph albums. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Funding for the processing and digitzation of this colleciton was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Processing Information
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and the collection was microfilmed onto reels D22 and 2803. All previously filmed and unfilmed accessions were merged and the collection was described and prepared for digitization by Judy Ng in 2016, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.