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