Search 
 Search Images 
 About 
   
KeywordBrowseFinding AidsCombinedBrowse Images Search HistoryAll Catalogs
Search:    Refine Search  
> You are only searching: Archives, Manuscripts and Photographs
 
More Smithsonian Searches
 
 Who else has...
 
  •  
  • Stephens, Alice Barber,
     
  •  
  • Women artists
     
  •  
  • Arts and crafts movement
     
  •  
  • Women photographers
     
  •  
  • Illustrators
     
  •  
  • Laessle, Albert,
     
  •  
  • Stephens, Charles H.,
     
  •  
  • Photographs
     
     
    Alice Barber Stephens papers, 1884-1986.
     
    Add to my list
    Creator: 
    Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932
    Title: 
    Alice Barber Stephens papers, 1884-1986.
    Phy. Description: 
    0.3 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel).
    reel 4152
    Digital Reference: 
    View Collection
    Additional forms: 
    35mm microfilm reel 4152 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Illustrator; Pennsylvania. Studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Eakins, Drexel Academy under Howard Pyle, Pennsylvania Academy of Design for Women, at at the Julian and Colarossi Academies in Paris. Primarily known for illustrations for HARPER'S, CENTURY and SCRIBNER'S. Married to illustrator Charles H. Stephens. Lived in Rose Valley, Pa. in Thunderbird Lodge, a barn remodelled for them by William Price. Both active in the arts and crafts community established by Price in 1901.
    Summary: 
    Letters (1889-1974), photographs (1915-1917), printed material (1893-1986), and award certificates (1884-1895).
    Letters from publishers discussing projects and fees, and by writers complimenting her work. Correspondents include Edward Bok, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Hamlin Garland, Ella Higginson, Herbert Hoover, Thornton Oakley, Howard Pyle, and Jessie Willcox Smith. Photographs (1915-1917) are of Stephens, her husband, illustrator Charles H. Stephens, and their house Thunderbird Lodge in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania. There are also photographs of amateur theatrical productions and the dedication ceremony for Albert Laessle's monument "The Beaver." Stephens took many of the photographs.
    Printed material (1893-1986) consists of clippings concerning Stephens' work and her husband's collection of Native American artifacts, 9 reproductions of Stephens' illustrations, an exhibition catalog for the Plastic Club (1898) and for the Philadelphia Art Alliance Exposition of Tribal Arts (1932), and a booklet about Stephens. Miscellaneous items include a manuscript "The Artist's Masque" by Charles H. Stephens, miscellaneous notes (1931), an inventory of furniture, Library of Congress receipts (1932-1933) for works of art, and 3 award certificates (1884-1895).
    Provenance: 
    Donated 1988 by Stephens' granddaughter and her husband.
    Restrictions: 
    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Women artists -- Pennsylvania -- Rose Valley
    Arts and crafts movement -- Pennsylvania -- Rose Valley
    Women photographers -- Pennsylvania -- Rose Valley
    Illustrators
    Subject-Name: 
    Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954
    Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA stepalic
    AAA 4152
    AAA
    Co-Creator: 
    Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953
    Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911
    Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935
    Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
    Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
    Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940
    Higginson, Ella, 1862-1940
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Item Information
    No Item Information

    Format:HTMLPlain textDelimited
    Subject: 
    Email to:


     Powered by Dynix
    About | © 2012 Smithsonian | Terms of Use | Privacy | Contact
    SIRIS - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System