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James Abbott McNeill Whistler collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02090

Scope and Contents

The records in this collection were created between the years of 1841 and 1935. Included within this collection are autographs, letters, photographs, sales and exhibition catalogues, magazine articles, portraits, and news clippings. Also included are some reprints of artworks, and original etchings. Many of the news clippings detail events in Whistler's professional life, especially sales of artworks.


  • 1841-1935


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


3.00 Linear Feet

6 manuscript boxes other_unmapped


Arranged in five series: 1. Autographs and Letters of Whistler's Friends and Associates, 1841-1909; 2.  Sales and Exhibition Catalogues of Whistler, 1895-1934; Magazine Articles, Magazines, Portraits, and Grolier Club Materials, circa 1903; 4.  News Clippings, 1878-1935; 5. Letters of James McNeill Whistler, circa 1877.

For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer O'Brien in 2000.  Archon finding aid created by Craig Bruce Smith in 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections