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Claudia O'Keeffe Papers

Claudia O'Keeffe Papers

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Finding Aid to the Claudia O'Keeffe Papers, c. 1890-1980s

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

September 2011, revised May 2014



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Claudia O'Keeffe Papers
Dates: c. 1890-1980s, undated (inclusive)
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection includes 137 letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Claudia O'Keeffe and a collection of O'Keeffe Family photographs.
Identification: MS.003
Language: Materials and finding aid are written in English.


Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Claudia O'Keeffe, her younger sister, and photographic material. The letters date from 1938 to 1968 and are primarily written from Abiquiu, New Mexico. Topics include exhibitions of O'Keeffe's work, travel, the handling of Alfred Stieglitz's estate, Claudia O'Keeffe's health and finances, and O'Keeffe's daily activities.

Photographic material includes a photographic album consisting of mostly O'Keeffe family photographs, dating from approximately 1905 to 1917. Also included are twenty-four loose photographs mostly of O'Keeffe family members dating from circa 1890 to the 1980s.


Arrangement of Collection

Series arrangement is by media type. Within the series materials are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Claudia O'Keeffe Papers, c. 1890-1980s. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in 1999.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2010 and revised in 2014. The letters and loose photographs were digitized in 2010.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

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.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

O'Keeffe family
O'Keeffe, Claudia, 1899-1984 -- Correspondence
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 -- Correspondence
Photography


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