The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Reels 4033-4034: Correspondence; writings; printed material; photographs; financial material; and works of art, including stencils, drawings, prints and 'fiber art' by Finster.
Reel 4211: Annotated Polaroid photographs of Finsters' paintings and sculpture, ca. 1977-1980; prints and drawings; "thought cards," "true storys [sic],"poems, song lyrics and other writings by Finster; photographs of his environment, "Paradise Garden," and other works of art.
Howard Finster papers, 1932-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 4033-4034 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 4033-4034: 0riginals in possession of Reverend Howard Finster.
Reel 4211: Originals in the possession of Jeffrey T. Camp, Finster's first dealer.
Self-taught visionary artist; Georgia.
Material on reels 4033-4034 lent for microfilming 1988 by Howard Finster; material on reel 4211 lent for microfilming 1989 by Jeffrey T. Camp.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001