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Sears Gallagher Papers (c. 1882-2010) now available online

Sears Gallagher (1869-1955) was a draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator born in Boston. Gallagher was a founder of the Monhegan art colony.

The papers of draftsman, printmaker, and illustrator, Sears Gallagher measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1882-2010. The collection consists of biographical information including awards and a scholarly biography; correspondence, primarily professional in nature, documenting the placement of works; professional files that document the management of studio practices including the printmaking process and the distribution and sale of prints; scrapbooks chronicling Gallagher's professional and family history in the form of clippings, photographs, and correspondence; printed material including clippings and commercial prints of watercolors; photographs including those of the artist and his studio; and artwork including numerous drawings on paper and sketchbooks documenting key moments of travel and artistic production.

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Relevant research areas: North America, 19th Century, 20th Century