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Sketch of multiple sailboat sails

Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1871 and 1936
Topic:
Sailboats  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18307
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Sketch of rigging on a sailboat

Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1871 and 1936
Topic:
Sailboats  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18308
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Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001

Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367464
AAA_collcode_selddixi
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Dixie Selden papers

Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
4.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
1837-1936
1993-2001
Summary:
The papers of artist Dixie Selden measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1837-1936 and 1993-2001. The collection documents the life, world travels, and professional career of the Impressionist painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, through biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries, printed material, a scrapbook, photographs, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist Dixie Selden measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1837-1936 and 1993-2001. The collection documents the life, world travels, and professional career of the Impressionist painter from Cincinnati, Ohio, through biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries, printed material, a scrapbook, photographs, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.

Correspondence makes up a significant part of the collection and includes frequent letters sent to her parents while traveling abroad. Selden's travels are also documented in seven diaries, with daily descriptions of events and sights, and nine sketchbooks containing pencil and pastel sketches. Printed material makes up another large part of the collection and primarily includes items that document Selden's career and exhibitions, in addition to her frequent travels. Extensive photographs also document her travel, as well as her artwork, friends and family, and portraits of Selden. Artwork includes pencil sketches and prints by Selden and others. The remainder of the collection includes biographical material, writings, a scrapbook, and artifacts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1890s-1930s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1837-1935, 1998 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1890s-1930s (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 4: Diaries, 1878-circa 1934 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1850-1926, 1993-2001 (1.7 linear feet; Box 2, 4, OV 5, OV 7)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1889 (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1860s-1935, 1995 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1900s-1920s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3, OV 6)

Series 9: Sketchbooks, circa 1900s-1931 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 10: Artifacts, circa 1890s-1930s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
Dixie Selden (1868-1935) was an American Impressionist painter working in Kentucky and Ohio. Born to wealthy parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, Selden moved with her family to Covington, Kentucky when she was two years old. Her parents, John Roger Selden and Martha Peyton McMillon Selden were active in Cincinnati and Covington social circles and societies. Dixie's parents nurtured her artistic abilities early on, building her a studio, and taking her on two tours of Europe.

Selden studied art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati off and on from 1884, when it was called the McMicken School of Design, until 1912. While there she was a student of Fernand H. Lungren and Frank Duveneck. In 1913, Selden traveled to Venice to study painting with William Merritt Chase. She exhibited regularly in the Midwest, and created a professional career as a portrait and landscape painter.

Selden traveled extensively throughout her life, frequently with her close friend and fellow artist Emma Mendenhall. Her travels to Europe, Mexico, China, Japan, the Middle East, as well as sights across the United States served as inspiration for her art, as she took many photographs, collected postcards, and created sketches and paintings.
Provenance:
The Dixie Selden papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marcia Goldman Widenor in 2014. Marcia Widenor's grandfather was married to Minnie Schaffer Goldman, Dixie Selden's first cousin.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Women painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890s-1930s
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material dates from circa 1890s-1930s and includes an address book, a resume, and scattered legal documents.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 1
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1998
1837-1935
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence dates from 1837-1935 and circa 1998, and includes frequent correspondence between Selden and her parents, particularly while traveling abroad. Letters provide detailed descriptions of foreign sites, museums, hotels, and sea crossings. Postcards sent and received by Selden accounts for one file. Also included are letters from Emma Mendenhall, and letters to and from the Goldman family, to which Selden was related by the marriage of her first cousin, Minnie Schaffner. Letters to and from Selden's parents, John and Martha are also included. Martha Selden's letters are primarily addressed to her mother. John Selden's letters are primarily from an unidentified friend in Brussels or relate to business. One file contains letters to the donor and relative, Marcia Widenor, about Dixie Selden.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 2
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890s-1930s
Scope and Contents:
Writings date from circa 1890s-1930s and include writings on art, a juvenile novel excerpt, and other unidentified notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 3
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Diaries

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1878-circa 1934
Scope and Contents:
Diaries date from 1878-circa 1934 and were kept during Selden's frequent travels abroad. Seven diaries are included in which she recorded daily activities and descriptions of foreign sights.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 4
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet (Box 2, 4, 5, OV 5, OV 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993-2001
circa 1850-1936
Scope and Contents:
Printed material dates from circa 1850-1936 and 1993-2001, and pertains to Selden's career, world travels, and family and friends. Items include books in Selden's collection, booklets, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, maps, theater programs and ephemera belonging to John and Martha Selden, and an extensive postcard collection. Also included is an earlier version of the catalog essay for the 2001 book by Genetta McLean, Dixie Selden.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 5
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Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1889
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook dates from circa 1889 and contains writings and clippings of poetry and articles relating to Selden, family, or friends.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 6
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 2-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1860s-1935
1995
Scope and Contents:
Photographs date from circa 1860s-1935 and 1995 and include photographs of Selden's painting class with Frank Duveneck, artworks, friends and family including the Goldman's, homes and places, portraits of Dixie Selden, and her extensive travel.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 7
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Artwork

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 3, OV 6)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900s-1920s
Scope and Contents:
Artwork dates from circa 1900s-1920s and includes sketches and prints by Selden, sketches by her friend and teacher Fernand Lungren, and sketches by unidentified artists.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 8
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Sketchbooks

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900s-1931
Scope and Contents:
Sketchbooks date from circa 1900-1931 and were kept by Selden during her travels. Pencil sketches of foreign sights dominate the nine sketchbooks, although some sketches were done in pastel. Location is identified when known.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 9
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Artifacts

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890s-1930s
Scope and Contents:
Artifacts date from circa 1890s-1930s and include an accordion file used by Selden to store clippings, a book jacket, a notebook cover, a palette, and an engraved thimble.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.selddixi, Series 10
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Address Book

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1890s-1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1921-1935
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Goldman Family

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Emma Mendenhall

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1925
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dixie Selden

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1897-1935
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dixie Selden Postcards

Collection Creator:
Selden, Dixie, 1868-1935  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1924
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dixie Selden papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Dixie Selden papers, 1837-1936, 1993-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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