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Letters to Narcissa Swift King

Letters to Narcissa Swift King

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Finding Aid to the Letters to Narcissa Swift King, 1940-1971

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, 87501
505-946-1000

April 2012



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Letters to Narcissa Swift King
Dates: Inclusive dates 1940-1971
Quantity: 7 Letters
Abstract:The collection includes seven letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Narcissa Swift King dating from 1940 to 1971.
Identification: MS.12
Language: Materials and finding aid are written in English.


Biographical and Historical Note

Narcissa Swift King (1910-1997) was heiress to the Chicago based Swift meat meat-packing fortune and married to Clinton (Blair) King. A friend of Georgia O'Keeffe's, the two traveled across country to New Mexico in June of 1940. O'Keeffe may have titled her pastel Narcissa's Last Orchid for an orchid plant given to O'Keeffe by King.


Scope and Contents note

The collection includes seven letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Narcissa Swift King dating from 1940 to 1971. The seven letters are brief and relate to the friendship between the two women.


Arrangement of Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Letters to Narcissa Swift King, 1940-1971. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archives.

Acquisition Information

The Letters to Narcissa Swift King were donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in 2003 by Robin Rowan Clarke.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2010.


Restrictions

Ownership and Rights

The collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of print materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

Clarke, Robin Rowan
King, Narcissa Swift, 1910-1997 -- Correspondence
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 -- Correspondence


Related Material

The letters from Narcissa Swift King to Georgia O'Keeffe are located in the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe Archive, Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


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