The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Papers reflecting Bard's work as a writer and artist, his political attitudes and activity, and his career following a heart operation in 1951. The material includes: poems, drafts and synopses of stories; essays dealing with the role of the social artist in capitalism; clippings and drafts concerning Bard's play, NINTH MONTH MIDNIGHT; letters from Herbert Kruckman, reminiscing about their Art Union and organizing activities; business correspondence, some dealing with Bard's financial situation after 1951; sketchbooks before and after 1951; clippings and catalogues.
Philip Bard papers, 1950-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels N70-8 and N70-9 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.
Writer and artist.
Lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Aza Bard McKenzie, widow of Bard.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001