Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections
Home >> Amherst College Archives & Special Collections >> George Wesley Bellows Papers, 1899-1962 (bulk 1905-1929)
Amherst College seal
Bellows Papers, 1899-1962 (Bulk: 1905-1929)
7 archives boxes, 1 records storage carton, 1 flat box, 1 half archives box (7 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the George Wesley Bellows Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. No photocopies or other reproductions may be made of Bellows material without the written consent of Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections and to Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

George Wesley Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 1882. He attended Ohio State University, leaving in 1903 for New York where he enrolled at William Chase's New York School of Art under the instruction of Robert Henri. He was made an Associate Member of the National Academy in 1908, and in 1918, was made an Academician. In 1910 he married a fellow student at the school, Emma Story. They had two daughters, Anne (the late Mrs. Maynard Kearney) and Jean (Mrs. Earl Booth). Bellows was awarded many prizes throughout his career, among which were the second Hallgarten Prize in 1908, the Sessnan Medal in 1913, the bronze medal of the Carnegie Institute in 1914, and the first prize of the National Arts Club in 1921. He is represented in most of the major United States museums and galleries. George Bellows died in New York City on January 8, 1925.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, certificates, contracts, awards, medals, exhibition brochures, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, printed materials, and 3 scrapbooks relating to George Bellows and his family. Much of the collection consists of correspondence, this includes letters between George Bellows and Emma Story Bellows and others. The bulk of the manuscripts and printed materials relate to Bellow's work, and include speeches, articles, and biographies. There is also a large section of photographs both personal and of his paintings.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the George Wesley Bellows Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. No photocopies or other reproductions may be made of Bellows material without the written consent of Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections and to Laurie Booth, Trustee, The Bellows Trust. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in George Wesley Bellows Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid: September 1999, revised
Edited by: Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
Format by: Briana Cahill, Archives and Special Collections Associate
Carol Trabulsi, Senior Archives Associate
Doris Chacon '97, Student Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English.