Letters to Narcissa Swift King
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes seven letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Narcissa Swift King dating from 1940 to 1971. The seven letters are brief and relate to the friendship between the two women.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
The collection is open to the public for research purposes.
Copy and Reproduction Restrictions
Copies of print materials may be made for research purposes only.
Biographical and Historical Note
Narcissa Swift King (1910-1997) was heiress to the Chicago-based Swift meatpacking fortune and married to Clinton (Blair) King. A friend of Georgia O'Keeffe's, the two traveled across country to New Mexico in June of 1940. O'Keeffe may have titled her pastel Narcissa's Last Orchid for an orchid plant given to O'Keeffe by King.
0.209 Linear Feet (7 letters)
The collection includes seven letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Narcissa Swift King dating from 1940 to 1971.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged chronologically.
This collection was donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in 2003 by Robin Rowan Clarke.
Ownership and Rights
The collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.
Processing of the collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2010.
- Finding Aid to the Letters to Narcissa Swift King, 1940-1971
- Elizabeth Ehrnst
- April 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.