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Jessie Willcox Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1845

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two original framed oil paintings by Jessie Willcox Smith.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Jessie Willcox Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1863. She originally studied to be a kindergarten teacher and actually served in that capacity before discovering a propensity for drawing. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She graduated in 1888 and began a long career as an illustrator. Her earliest work appeared in the monthly magazine for children, St. Nicholas. She died in 1935.

Biographical Source: http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jwsmith.htm , 2008

Extent

2 items

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Abstract

The collection contains two oil paintings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carolyn Haywood.
Title
Jessie Willcox Smith Collection, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
4-5-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library