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Finding Aid to the Lena Stovall Blakeney Art and Personal Papers MSA.12
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Description
Lena Stovall Blakeney (1878 October 16-1964 June 19) was an artist who lived and worked in southeastern Oklahoma from 1903 until her death in 1964. Her works excelled in close observations of people and landscapes of southeastern Oklahoma during its transition from Indian Territory to statehood. The collection consists of drawings, paintings, sketches, watercolors, and other works by Lena Stovall Blakeney from 1896-circa 1940, as well as personal papers and clippings from 1890-1982.
Background
Besides her visual artistry, Blakeney was a choir director at First Methodist Church in Hugo, Oklahoma and taught voice outside of the church. Blakeney was a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Joseph Ligon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Even after retiring to the Golden Age Home, Blakeney remained active in her community, writing a weekly column about Golden Age Home activities for the Paris, Texas newspaper. Blakeney passed away 1964 June 21.
Extent
14.6 Linear feet (12 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level inventory is available from library staff.