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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001