6.5. linear ft. : (7 boxes, 3 oversized papers (OP), and 3 framed items (FR)).
Arranged by subject.
The collection consists of papers and original works by Lucy Stanton from 1910-1985. The original works include 34 miniatures, 3 oil on canvas paintings, a series of preliminary sketches for her "Southern Historical Series," and 2 bronze medals awarded to the artist. The miniatures, which were painted on ivory, consist of self-portraits, depictions of African Americans, and portraits of other individuals in the Netherlands, Paris, and Georgia. Also included is a small collection of original and photocopied personal papers, photographs of Lucy Stanton and of her work, news articles about the artist, and materials concerning the writing, printing, and publishing of W. Stanton Forbes' book LUCY STANTON, ARTIST (1975), including correspondence, manuscripts, proof sheets, and a sound recording of a radio interview with the author.
Lucy May Stanton (1875-1931), artist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but lived and worked in Athens, Georgia. She studied art in Europe and specialized in painting miniatures. Lucy Stanton's paintings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, D.C.) and other institutions.
Special restrictions apply: The collection contains some copies of original materials held by other institutions; these copies may not be reproduced without the permission of the owner of the originals.
Related collections located in other repositories: Lucy M. Stanton papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia.
Materials entirely in English.
Finding aid available electronically: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zx00.