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Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1873-2001, bulk 1904-1970

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Creator:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Subject:
Poor, Josephine Lydia
Mumford, Lewis
Poor, Bessie Breuer
Burchfield, Charles Ephraim
Benton, William
Duchamp, Marcel
Ciardi, John
Poor, Anne
Marston, Muktuk
Houseman, John
Evergood, Philip Howard
Deming, MacDonald
Meredith, Burgess
Padro, Isabel
Smith, David
Esherick, Wharton
Garrett, Alice Warder
Poor, Peter
Dorn, Marion
Dickson, Harold E.
Poor, Eva
Poor, Josephine Graham
Billing, Jules
Watson, Ernest William
Caniff, Milton Arthur
Sargent, Elizabeth S.
Biddle, George
Steinbeck, John
Czebotar, Theodore
Montross Gallery
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
11.5 linear feet
4 rolled docs.
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. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The Henry Varnum Poor papers measure 11.5 linear feet and are dated 1873-2001, with the bulk from the period 1904-1970. Correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs document his work as a painter, muralist, ceramic artist and potter, architect, designer, writer, war artist, educator and a co-founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is extensive information about the design and construction of Crow House, his home in New City, New York, commissions for other architectural projects, and his personal life.
Citation:
Henry Varnum Poor papers, 1873-2001, bulk 1904-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
A small portion of this collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 644-634 at Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include personal biographical information, blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding:
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
An oral history interview with Henry Varnum Poor was conducted by Harlan Phillips for the Archives of American Art, in 1964.
Biography Note:
Henry Varnum Poor (1888-1970), best known as a potter and ceramic artist, was also an architect, painter, muralist, designer, educator, and writer who lived and worked in New City, New York.
Provenance:
Gift of Henry Varnum Poor's son, Peter V. Poor, in 2007. A smaller portion was loaned to the Archives in 1973 by Anne Poor for microfilming and returned to the lender; this material was included in the 2007 gift.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Henry Varnum Poor in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 13,776 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sketchbooks
War artists
Prints
Drawings
Painters
Photographs
Muralists
Designers
Sketches
Diaries
Artists' studios
Art
Motion pictures (visual works)
World War, 1914-1918
Ceramicists
Architects
Illustrations
Educators
Watercolors
Authors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13442
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210589
AAA_collcode_poorhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Diaries
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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