The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence, sketches and 46 sketchbooks, a Jules Pascin sketchbook, 1922, photographs of Barber, Pascin, and Helen and John Sloan, personal documents, exhibition catalogues, and clippings. Among the correspondents are George Biddle, Stuart Davis, Maurice Becker, Morris Blackburn, Frederic Taubes, Robert Laurent, Emlen Etting, Duncan Phillips, Edith and Ira Glackens, Max Eastman, Robert Minor, Roland McKinney, Albert Werner, Will Durant, Art Young, H. L. Mencken, William B. Tholen, William C. Bullitt, and Ben Hecht.
John Barber papers, 1911-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 578-580 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.
Educator, painter, etcher, illustrator, and lecturer.
Barber's wife, Margaret, gave the papers to Signature Galleries.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
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