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Paul Stewart Harris papers, 1930-1974

Creator:
Harris, Paul Stewart, 1906-
Subject:
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum
J.B. Speed Art Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
8.4 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Files and 16 scrapbooks kept during Harris' tenure at various museums and participation in art organizations. Included are files on the Des Moines Association of Fine Arts, 1938-1940, containing material on the 1939 Worlds Fair and the WPA; the J.B. Speed Museum, 1950-1964, containing research material for Harris' FOURTEEN SEASONS OF ART ACCESSIONS IN KENTUCKY 1947-1960; the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, containing newsletters, executive committee meeting minutes, letters, budget reports, by-laws and printed material; the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, containing material on the Edison Institute; American Federation of the Arts, 1969-1972; and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 1973-1974.
Also included are eight volumes of study notes, syllabi and a bibliography from art history classes taken at Harvard University and New York University, 1930-1936.
Citation:
Paul Stewart Harris papers, 1930-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Curator, museum director, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky., 1946-1962; deputy director Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1962-1967; director of collections, Henry Ford Museum, Michigan, 1967-1971.
Provenance:
Donated 1980 and 1982 by Paul Stewart Harris.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Museum curators
Museum directors
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7627
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209790
AAA_collcode_harrpaul
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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