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1940 Taxes, 1940-1941, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
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: 1940-1941, 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 tax filings for O'Keeffe and Stieglitz, and federal tax filing for Stieglitz for 1940. Includes worksheets, schedules, a check, two cards and one sheet from the post office regarding registered mail. One sheet of calculations is on a partial letter started by Stieglitz that ends midsentence, "405//Feb. 12, 41//9 P.M.//I have become a delinquent in many respects. I rarely write any letters. - Intending to". Original folder in which materials were stored labeled "Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O'Keeffe Stieglitz - Income Tax 1940-1941" on folder tab, with additional writing on folder recto and interior.

Related Materials

During processing, taxes for 1941 were separated out into a separate file folder, but were originally stored with the 1940 materials.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US