The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence, consisting of 322 letters; biographical material, including a resume; essays about art and other writings, including a play titled "Strings," ca. 1910, written by Cone and Grant Wood, then in high school; a typescript of radio broadcasts; a catalog of Cone's paintings; a photograph album; photographs of Cone and of works of art; bills and receipts; a scrapbook of clippings, catalogs, photographs, letters, and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, announcements and clippings.
Marvin Cone papers, 1908-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1366-1367 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Marvin Cone, after microfilming.
Painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lifelong friends with Grant Wood, and also acquainted with gallery director Ed Rowan.
Lent for microfilming 1977 by Mrs. Marvin Cone.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001