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A 44 page sketchbook, 1958; 1 photograph of a painting; a copy of Chapin's book VISUAL UNDERSTANDING, 1954; a letter from a student regarding this book, 25 clippings; 5 exhibition catalogs, 1921-1937; original Christmas cards; 2 letters to his mother, February 24 and April 14, 1919, in which Chapin writes of a visit to the countryside in France, where he was stationed during World War I, and of the whereabouts of his regiment.
Myron B. Chapin papers, 1919-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D8 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Sketchbook returned to lender after microfilming.
Painter, etcher, illustrator; Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Sketchbook requested by and returned to donor, Chapin's widow, January 8, 1974.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001