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Guide to the Edith Harvey Heron Collection
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Box 1

Series I:  Images and Documents 1890-1985

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content

The contents of this series document Edith Harvey Heron's professional history and range of artistic work. Heron is best known for her watercolors depicting scenes of Northern California, which are represented here by color-pencil sketches of forest and seashore settings on the Monterey Peninsula. Of particular note are the nine black-and-white intaglio etchings of San Francisco and elsewhere. The newspaper articles, pamphlets, photographs, and professional records provide background information for researchers interested in Heron's educational and employment, as well as in the various exhibits in which her paintings were shown.


This series is arranged by format.


Folder 1

Color-pencil sketches

Folder 2

Miscellaneous sketches

Folder 3


Folder 3a

Duplicate Etchings

Folder 4

Hart Papers

Folder 5

Miscellaneous Art

Folder 6

Newspaper Articles

Folder 7


Folder 8


Folder 9


Folder 9a

Duplicate Prints


Professional Records

Folder 10


Folder 11


Folder 12

Educational transcripts

Box 1, Folder 13

Screen-printed plate


Series II:  Artwork 1890-1985

Physical Description: 1 flat file drawer

Series Scope and Content Summary

The contents of this series consist of two framed watercolors and an unframed watercolor painted by Heron. The framed, untitled watercolor in Office 524 depicts a lake with boats in the foreground, trees in the background, and a cabin to the right. The framed watercolor in the Special Collections Reading Room, Fisherman's Hut, depicts the last dwelling in Monterey's Old Chinatown; it was painted in 1936 and donated to San Jose State University in 1973. The unframed watercolor shows the Golden Gate Bridge with the Marin headlands in the background.


This series is arranged by format.
Drawer: Heron and Freimark Art Pieces

Unframed watercolor