The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Writings on puppetry by McPharlin and others, 1879-1956; clippings concerning puppetry; puppet playscripts by McPharlin and others, 1915-1949; exhibition catalogs, programs, and photos from puppetry festivals and conferences, 1921-1952; Punch and Judy playscripts, bibliography, cartoons, and clippings, 1705-1951; correspondence, including some regarding the history of Punch and Judy puppets, 1927-1951; research material for PUPPETRY IN AMERICAN LIFE, and THE PUPPET THEATER IN AMERICA; and miscellany.
Paul McPharlin papers, 1905-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1560 through 1570 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Archives, Detroit, Michigan.
Puppeteer, Detroit, Mich.
The Paul McPharlin papers were endowed to the Detroit Institute of Art by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McPharlin and Majorie Batchelder McPharlin.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001