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Biographical information; letters; photographs of Cowles and others; unpublished writings and notes, including his master's thesis, teaching notes, and class notes on ceramics, and art history; 5 sketchbooks; loose sketches; financial and business records; papers concerning committees and organizations; transcript of an interview with Cowles; a video cassette tape, "Where did I go Right?"; catalogs, announcements, clippings, press releases and other printed material; and miscellany.
Hobart E. Cowles papers, 1924-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Ceramist; New York.
Donor Barbara Cowles is Hobart Cowles' widow.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001