The sculptor Truman H. Bartlett was an instructor in modeling at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for twenty-one years. This collection includes three letters from Bartlett to Professor Robert Tait McKenzie, physician, sculptor, and Director of the Department of Physical Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Two letters concern Bartlett's attempts to secure a copy of his book, Art Life of William Rimmer, for McKenzie. The third letter discusses some of McKenzie's artistic endeavors.
The library acquired the letters in 1950.