Pearl Hobson Papers
Scope and Contents Note
The collection includes photographs, postcards, diaries, scrapbook, photograph album, and other miscellaneous materials related primarily to her association with Native Americans. Her journals focus on her thoughts, feelings, and daily activities in the mid-1920s. The photographs, photograph album, and scrapbooks are pictorial documents of her interactions with Native Americans during several tours of the Southwestern United States in the early to mid-1930s. Following her death, the majority of Ms. Hobson’s collection came to the Museum.
Restrictions on Access
Open to researchers. Appointments are necessary for the use of manuscript and archival collections.
Conditions Governing Use Note
Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via https://nelson-atkins.org/library/.
0.5 Linear Feet (In 1 half letter document box and 1 flat box.)
Language of Materials
The Pearl Hobson Collection, dated 1924-1936, consists of photographs, postcards, diaries, newspaper clippings, a short story, and other miscellaneous material related primarily to her association with Native Americans.
Due to the size and nature of this collection, it has not been divided into series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note
Gift of Arthur Hobson in memory of Pearl Hobson, donated to the museum with her art collection in 1958. Accessioned in museum archives as 1992-06.
Additions to the collection are not anticipated.
- Pearl Hobson Collection, MSS 005
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