Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 small monthly pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.
F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, duplicates, and blank versos of photographs have not been scanned. In most cases, the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the F. Luis Mora Art Works and Photographs (available on microfilm reel 5053) and a F. Luis Mora Letter to William John Wittemore (available on microfilm reel D30, frame 534.)
Luis Mora (1874-1940) was a painter and illustrator from New York, New York.
The F. Luis Mora papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Cornelia Colton, the daughter of Mora's second wife, May Safford, in 1975. Additional papers were donated in 2008 by Gwen Compton, Mora's niece.
This site provides access to the papers of F. Luis (Francis Luis) Mora in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 4,528 images.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001