Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Margaret Ralston Gest was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1900. She got her first art degree from the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and went on to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, working under Hugh Breckenridge. Additionally, she spent some time in France at the L'Academie Scandinave, Paris. She was a prolific painter in her time; her works were displayed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Philadelphia Musuem of Art. She died in 1965, leaving most of her works to Haverford College. The Gest Building on Haverford's campus is named after her.
Autograph/signature album signed by guests at the 1966 exhibit held at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia in honor of Margaret Gest.
One volume in one folder.
The Margaret R. Gest signature book was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in honor of Margaret R. Gest.
Processed by Anna Neuheardt; completed April, 2019.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Anna Neuheardt
- Finding Aid Date
- April, 2019
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).