The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Career resume; 9 letters and memoranda; exhibition invitaitons, announcements, and catalogs; newspaper clippings; a petition to have one of Lauhakaikul's sculptures erected; and a press release announcing Lauhakaikul as the first prize winner in the 1978 Texas Sculpture Exhibition co-sponsored by the Texas Society of Sculptors and Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin. The newspaper clippings and the petition deal specifically with the controversy over the selection of Lauhakaikul's sculpture design, "The Infinity of Life," to commemorate the 98 Travis County citizens who died in Vietman; the petition has the names and addresses of individuals who supported the erection of his Vietman memorial.
Thana Lauhakaikul papers, 1978-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3027 Unrestricted microfilm is available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Library), 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77005, and through interlibrary loan.
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Originals returned to Thana Lauhakaikul after microfilming.
Sculptor, educator; born Bangkok, Thailand. Attended Silphakorn University in Bangkok where he received his bachelor's degree in fine art. Came to the United States in 1970 and earned a master's degree in art education from Massachusetts College of Art. He taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. before accepting professorship at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.
Lent for microfilming 1982 by Thana Lauhakaikul.
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