The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Photographs of art work, brochures, opera programs, clippings, and exhibition announcements.
Herbert Mears papers, 1950-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1515 available at Archives of American Art offices; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Mears after microfilming.
Painter and educator, Houston, Texas. Born in New York, N.Y. Attended Harrison School of Fine Arts, Atelier Leger in Paris and Studio Hinna in Rome. Taught at Harrison School of Fine Arts, Studio School of Contemporary Art, University of Houston, Rice University and Hill County Arts Foundation. Summer School Director, Museum of Fine Arts. Mears died in 1999.
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Herbert Mears.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001