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Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Nelson, Laurence  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul  Search this
Couper, William  Search this
Kuhn, Walt  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy  Search this
Winter, Ezra  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H.  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Huntington, Anna Vaughn Hyatt  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supÔerieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
7.32 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Materials loaned for microfilming are available on microfilm reels N727-N729 and N68-11 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are papers lent by Eleanor Beach Fitchen in 1967 and 1968 for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. Loaned obituary letters on reel N68-11 are also referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8.
Biography Note:
Chester Beach (1881-1956) was a sculptor and medalist in New York, N.Y.
The Chester Beach papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, Chester Beach's daughter, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Chester Beach in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 6,572 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Christmas cards  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Bookplates  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Prints  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Poems  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Awards  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art