Letters to Narcissa Swift King, 1940-1971
The collection includes seven letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to Narcissa Swift King dating from 1940 to 1971.
- Collection No.
- 0.209 Linear Feet
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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.
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.
- Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
- Preferred Citation
- Letters to Narcissa Swift King, 1940-1971. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.
- Acquisition Information
- This collection was donated to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in 2003 by Robin Rowan Clarke.
- Processing Information
- Processing of the collection was completed by Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2010.
CONDITIONS GOVERNING ACCESS AND USE
- Legal status note
- 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.
- Allowed Uses
- 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.
The letters from Narcissa Swift King to Georgia O'Keeffe are located in the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe Archive, Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.