Drew Family Letters, 1940-1949

Descriptive Summary

Title
Drew Family Letters, 1940-1949
Creator
Drew, Dorothy Hart, Dec. 2, 1927 -May 8, 1974
Extent
1 box, .5 c.f.
Subjects
Hart, Joel
Geneology - Kentucky families
Kentucky - Social life and customs
Fayette, Woodford, Anderson
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dorothy Hart Drew was distantly related to Joel Hart and painted the portrait of Hart owned by the Kentucky Historical Society. Drew was connected to the Drew Chemical Corporation and later during the McCarthy era worked to rid America of Communist art and artists.
Scope and Content
Correspondence to and from society portrait painter Dorothy Hart Drew. Letters give descriptions of some of Drew's paintings and some genealogy information on Hart, Edmonds, and Weaver families. The letters are remarkable for their almost complete lack of mention of WWII.
Arrangement: Chronological
Variant Name: Dorothy Hart Drew Letters
Creator's Occupation: Portrait painter