Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, (bulk 1894-1971).


Edith Emerson papers, 1839-1981, (bulk 1894-1971).

Letters, notes and writings, art work, subject files, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material. Four scrapbooks contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, memorabilia, and miscellany concerning Emerson's artistic career; curatorship of the Woodmere Art Gallery in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; friendship with Violet Oakley; and presidency of the Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation. Biographical sketch; letters regarding the Theodore Roosevelt memorial window, and The Mural Painters; letters, 1919-1965, from Margaret French Cresson, Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott, Daniel Garber, Charles Hopkinson, Clare Leighton, Henry McCarter, and others. An address book; a journal by Emerson's cousin, Mary Ingham, describing trips to Italy (1897), Yellowstone (1901), Holland, France, and Germany (1902), and Canada; an incomplete journal concerning travel to Great Britain and Germany (1928); notes on painting by Huger Elliott; a list of students at the Pennsylvania Museum School (1929-1933); notes on artists (ca. 1942); and a record of Emerson's exhibitions (1937-1970); manuscripts "Tales of Francis Joseph Fitz-Patrick" and "Cogslea Chronicles" (1943); 33 drawings and 3 annotated sketchbooks by Emerson, 1919-1954, including one on India, 1936; a painting by Jessie Arms Botke (1911); and prints by John H. Beatty (1908) and Anna Lea Merritt (1882-1912). (1882-1912). Also, files containing letters, notes, photographs, and printed material on Cecilia Beaux (1930-1942), Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott (1865-1954), Thornton Oakley (1933-1953), Ruth St. Denis (1941-1943), the Moorestown Trust Company project (1925-1927), the Philadelphia Art Alliance (1924-1939), the WPA Women's Activities Division (1935-1938), and the Writers and Illustrators Exchange (1917-1918) and other topics; photographs of Emerson, her family and friends, including Violet Oakley, interior views of her home and studio at Cogslea, works of art, and models; clippings (1916-1981) and exhibition catalogs for Emerson, Violet Oakley, and others (1923-1969).

2.5 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)


SNAC Resource ID: 6769865

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Philadelphia Art Alliance

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Woodmere Art Gallery

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Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961

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Muralist and illustrator, of Pennsylvania; 1896, student of Howard Pyle; d. 1961. From the description of Violet Oakley papers, 1897-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975899 Violet Oakley died on 25 February 1961. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1935-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122584716 Muralist, painter; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Violet Oakley autograph and photogra...

Mural Painters (Organization : New York, N.Y.)

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St.Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968

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Ruth St. Denis was an American dancer and dance teacher. From the description of Postcard, 1945. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007242 Dancer and faculty member. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1926-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155538190 Ruth St. Denis was one of the pioneers of modern dance. She first gained attention dancing with David Belasco's company, an experience which exposed her to European and Asian tradition...

Garber, Daniel, 1880-1958

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Painter, printmaker; Philadelphia, Pa. One of the "New Hope" landscape painters, trained at the Cincinnati Art Academy before moving to Pennsylvania. Then studied with Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy, becoming a teacher there himself in 1909. Garber won many awards for his work and was the subject of a retrospective at the Academy in 1945. Died 1958. From the description of Daniel Garber papers, 1900-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118621 ...

Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989

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Engraver and writer; born in London, England. Came to the United States in 1939 and became an American citizen in 1945. In addition to membership in the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by Colby College, Maine. From the description of Clare Leighton papers, 1931-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132872 English painter and etcher. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthe...

Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973

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Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962

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Painter; Massachusetts. From the description of Charles Hopkinson and Hopkinson family papers, 1890-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132993 ...

Emerson, Edith, 1888-1981.

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Painter, mural painter, book illustrator; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Oxford, Ohio, Emerson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with John Vanderpoel and Thomas Wood Stevens and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, and Daniel Garber. She assisted Violet Oakley primarily between 1917 and 1930 and shared her studio from 1918 until Oakley's death in 1961. Emerson served on the Board of Directors of the Woodmere Art Galle...

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Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953

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American artist Howard Pyle (1853-1911), who founded the Brandywine School of Art, was one of the pre-eminent illustrators of his time. Four of these students are represented in this collection: Thornton Oakley (1881-1953), Violet Oakley (1874-1961), Henry J. Peck (1880-1964), and Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972). From the description of Frank E. Schoonover - Thornton Oakley correspondence related to Howard Pyle, 1912-1953. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 6677103...

McCarter, Henry, 1864-1942

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Writers and Illustrators Exchange.

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Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942

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Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) was a painter and art instructor from Philadelphia, Pa. Studied in Europe and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she later taught. From the description of Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81491295 Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) was a painter and art instructor from Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia in May 1855; died in Sept. 1942. Beaux st...

Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green

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Illustrator; b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1871; d. 1954. From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott files, 1896-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973996 From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott photographs, [19--]-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974358 Illustrator; Philadelphia, Penn. Died 1954. From the description of Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott papers, 1848-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565413 ...

Elliott, Huger, 1877-1948

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Architect, art teacher, author; he and his wife Elizabeth Shippen Green Elliott, lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. From the description of Huger Elliott papers, 1943-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 228503806 ...

Violet Oakley Memorial Foundation.

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