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Two letters and a Christmas card from Ashcroft to Harley and Ethel Gibson; a photcopy of an edited essay, "Beauty, the Goal of Art," by Ashcroft.
James W. Ashcroft papers, 1965-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2786 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Location of original unknown.
Donated 1972 by Harley J. Gibson, relationship to Ashcroft is not known.
Art Theory and Historiography
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