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Georgia O'Keeffe receiving honorary degree from College of William and Mary, 1938

 Item — Box: 6
Identifier: RC.1999.1.302
Georgia O'Keeffe receiving honorary degree from College of William and Mary, 1938

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection:

The collection consists of letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Claudia O'Keeffe, her younger sister, and photographic material. The letters date from 1938 to 1968 and are primarily written from Abiquiu, New Mexico. Topics include exhibitions of O'Keeffe's work, travel, the handling of Alfred Stieglitz's estate, Claudia O'Keeffe's health and finances, and O'Keeffe's daily activities.

Photographic material includes a photographic album consisting of mostly O'Keeffe family photographs, dating from approximately 1905 to 1917. Also included are twenty-four loose photographs mostly of O'Keeffe family members dating from circa 1890 to the 1980s.

Artwork includes a drawing and a ribbon bookmark with beaded text, "To my mother."


  • Creation: 1938

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes. Some materials fragile and require handling by Archivist.

Copyright Management


1 film reel : Cine-Kodak Kodachrome ; 16mm

1 moving images (Duration 00:02:49) : Videocassette: Betacam-SP, created 2000-03-08




Home movie documents parts of the 1938 honorary degree ceremony when Georgia O'Keeffe received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. No sound. Digital file available.

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Undetermined

Explanation of Rights


Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US