Guide to the Beatrice S. Levy Papers

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Guide to the Beatrice S. Levy Papers 1912/1968

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Beatrice S. Levy Papers
Dates: 1912-1968
Identification: MS-0152
Creator: Levy, Beatrice S., 1892-1974
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Beatrice S. Levy (1892-1974) was known as an etcher, engraver, block printer, drawing specialist and teacher. Studying under noted artists Ralph Clarkson and Charles W. Hawthorne, she spent her early career in Chicago while exhibiting her work widely. Levy was a president of the Chicago Society of Artists, among her other positions. She moved to La Jolla, California, in 1950, where she continued her artistic endeavors, further exhibited her work, and taught art.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Personal Name:

Levy, Beatrice S., 1892-1974

Topical Term:

Art, American -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Beatrice S. Levy Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Arrangement of Materials:

The collection is arranged in a single box containing 18 folders arranged in ascending numerical order, plus a scrapbook. Loose items were removed from the scrapbook, and those pieces are now in folders 12-18 of the collection.

Scope and Contents

The collection encompasses a variety of document types related to the professional life of Beatrice Levy. There is active correspondence, most of which pertains to exhibition activities throughout her career. Newspaper clippings in the collection primarily document exhibition showings or awards from a variety of sources for Ms. Levy’s work. General ephemera include invitations, program and award announcements, and the like. Personal documents include several versions of her artist’s professional resume.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1903-29

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1930-68

Box 1, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings 1920s

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings 1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings 1940s

Box 1, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings 1950s

Box 1, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings 1960s

Box 1, Folder 8

Biographical Materials n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Envelopes 1915-68

Box 1, Folder 10

Invitation and Price List n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Ephemera 1913-43

Box 1, Folder 12

Ephemera (from scrapbook) 1943-44

Box 1, Folder 13

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1910-16

Box 1, Folder 14

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1920s

Box 1, Folder 15

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1930s

Box 1, Folder 16

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1940s

Box 1, Folder 17

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1950s

Box 1, Folder 18

Clippings (from scrapbook) 1912-47

Box 1, Folder 19

Scrapbook 1912-47