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1938 Taxes, 1938-1939, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: 2.1

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

The Georgia O'Keeffe / Alfred Stieglitz Papers includes a wide variety of personal documents, providing unique insight into O'Keeffe and Stieglitz's personal finances, business practices, hobbies and interests, and connections to other artists. Includes land deeds, warranty deeds, and quitclaim deeds for O'Keeffe's Abiquiu property. Financial records from the 1930s-1940s include taxes for O'Keeffe and Stieglitz as well as Stieglitz's bank statements with checks issued. Identification papers and personal effects for O'Keeffe include her birth certificate, passport, social security card, and medical cards, along with museum membership cards. O'Keeffe's 1960 tour of Asia is documented through a Donald L. Ferguson travel notebook, receipts, maps, and other ephemera. Cooking materials include booklets, receipts, clippings, and advertisements, and reflect O'Keeffe's interest in nutrition, healthy eating, and modern kitchen appliances. Portfolios, folders, and other empty enclosures in the collection sometimes contain O'Keeffe's and/or Stieglitz's writing, possibly referring to previous enclosure contents and exhibitions. The collection also includes Joni Mitchell's album cover for Mingus with a dedication to O'Keeffe, and Todd Webb's photography of O'Keeffe's Museum of Modern Art exhibition.


  • Creation: 1938-1939, undated


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials primarily in English. Spanish, French, and several Asian languages present.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Personally identifiable information contained in this collection may not be duplicated or disseminated in any way. Contact the Archivist for more information.


From the Collection: 16.95 Linear Feet


Individual state and federal tax filings for O'Keeffe for 1938. Includes worksheets, schedules, two cards from the post office regarding registered mail, and a letter by Stieglitz to the Department of Taxation and Finance inquiring about notaries. Original folder in which materials were stored labeled "Georgia O'Keeffe Stieglitz Federal & N.Y. State Income Tax - 1938" on folder tab. Folder recto labeled in black ink, "Income Tax Returns for 1939 Georgia O'Keeffe Stieglitz Alfred Stieglitz//Also for 1940//Federal Tax & N.Y. State Tax" and in pencil, "City of N.Y. Dept of Finance Receipt Occupancy Tax 2 [illegible] 405 E 54//Pd check July."

Related Materials

During processing, taxes for 1939 were separated out into a separate file folder, but were originally stored with the 1938 materials.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US