Guide to the Elizabeth Gregory papers, mid-late 20th century | MC082

Summary Information

Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Gregory, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Gregory papers
mid-late 20th century
0.25 Linear feet
Collection includes information about artists collected by Elizabeth Gregory (Bates College class of 1938), particularly the painter Hyman Bloom. Also contains an interview of Elizabeth Gregory by Martin Berkovsky about composer Alan Hovhaness.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth Gregory papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Elizabeth Gregory is originally from Bridgewater and Chelsea, Massachusetts, but has spent most of her adult life in Arlington, Massachusetts where she served as a pediatrician for nearly a half century. Gregory graduated from Bates College in 1938, the only female in her class to complete the pre-med courses. She received her medical degree from Boston University in 1942, and established her pediatric practice in Arlington in 1945. During her career, she treated more than 10,000 children, and encouraged some of her patients to pursue a career in medicine. She served on the Board of Trustees of Bates College and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She has been a long time supporter of the arts, and has amassed an important collection of modern art, focusing specifically on the work of painter Hyman Bloom, a member of the Boston Expressionist movement.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains clippings, exhibit checklists and brochures, and research files about artists of interest to Elizabeth Gregory, a pediatrician and member of the Bates class of 1938. The artists include: Hyman Bloom, a painter and member of the Boston Expressionist group, Nina Bohlen, Hermon di Giovanno, and others. The collection also includes correspondence, loan forms, condition reports, and other material related to Gregory's art collection. The collection also contains an interview of Elizabeth Gregory by Martin Berkofsky about composer Alan Hovhaness.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Elizabeth Gregory, 2001. Accession No.: 01-013.

Processing Information

Processed by Kat Stefko, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Bloom, Hyman, 1913-
  • Gregory, Elizabeth--Archives


  • Art, Modern--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Artist file: Hermon diGiovanno undated 

Artist file: Hyman Bloom 

Artist file: general 

Clippings: Hyman Bloom (2 folders) 

Clippings: Nina Bohlen 

Clippings: general 

Correspondence, loan forms, and condition reports 1954-1965, 1980 

Exhibit brochures: Hyman Bloom 

Exhibit brochures: Nina Bohlen 

Exhibit brochures: general 

Interview by Martin Berkofsky regarding Alan Hovhaness (CD) May 22, 2005 

Newsletters and reports for art and music societies 1948, 1967