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Washington Society of Landscape Painters records, 1917-2000

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Catherine S. Gaines
Scope and Contents
The records of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters (WSLP) measure 1 linear foot and date from 1917 to 2000. The collection documents the activities of the society through scrapbooks, general records, printed matter, correspondence, and photographs.
General records consist of administrative records such as the WSLP constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, and membership lists, as well as miscellaneous material such as logbooks, guest registers, and scattered notes.
There is limited correspondence mostly on the subject of exhibitions, field trips, and membership.
Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, reviews, newsletters, and clippings about the WSLP and its members.
There are several scrapbooks in this collection. The "W.S.L.P. Archives" consists of three volumes of material compiled by the club historian and contains photographs, clippings, and printed material about the organization, its activities, and its members. There is also one other scrapbook about WSLP members that is arranged alphabetically by name.
The photographic material includes a few snapshots of people painting at their easels outdoors and a few slides of an unidentified backyard.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, via its past historian and archivist, 1999 and 2004.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2001. The finding aid was modified by Stephanie Ashley in 2001 prior to EAD conversion. The 2004 addition was incorporated in 2006, and the finding aid revised at that time. The collection was prepared for digitization and the finding aid was updated by Rihoko Ueno in 2016 with funding provided by the Walton Family Foundation and Terra Foundation for American Art.