Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Biographical information; correspondence; a diary of events and activities; writings, including the manuscript for his book OBJECTIVE DRAWING, and notes on other subjects such as printmaking, education, black issues, and other topics; three sketchbooks; loose drawings; business and financial records, including commercial art files, committee material such as minutes, agendas, etc., and records of sales, loans, and exhibitions of Burnett's art work; a scrapbook of clippings; a transcript of an interview; printed material, including clippings, exhibition catalogues and announcements; and miscellany, including annotated calendars, school report cards, recital programs, etc.
Calvin Burnett papers, 1927-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from: Calvin Burnett, 87 Fisher St., Medway, Mass. 02053. In case of the death of Calvin Burnett, permission is required from his heirs.
Graphic artist, illustrator, painter, and designer; born in Cambridge, Mass.; full name Calvin W. Burnett.
Donated 1980 by Calvin Burnett.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001