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Correspondence; sketchbooks; writings; photographs; drawings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
REELS N69-127 & N70-14: Correspondence relating to Ponce de Leon's service as a cartoonist with the U.S. Air Force during World War II, his trip, 1967-1968, to India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia sponsored by the U.S. State Department to encourage better relations through art, his teaching appointments and exhibits; journal notes and writings concerning his trips to India, Cambodia and Thailand, his own work, teaching, Norwegian graphics and the art process; sketches and cartoons; sketchbooks containing figure studies, still lifes and sketches of Indian life; clippings, exhibition catalogs and printed material; and photographs of Ponce de Leon and his works of art. Correspondents include Elmer Davis for the O.W.I., critic John Canaday, art historian Jacinto Quirarte, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: A congratulatory letter from David Goddard upon receiving a Guggenheim award, 1967; photos and slides of Ponce de Leon's work, a slide of him in a workshop, and photos showing his metal collage intaglio printing technique; exhibition catalogs and announcements, reprints, clippings, miscellaneous notes, three cartoon drawings, and an intaglio, "There's a Time."
Michael Ponce de Leon papers, 1943-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels N69-127 & N70-14 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels N69-127 & N70-14: Originals returned to Michael Ponce de Leon after microfilming.
Printmaker, cartoonist; New York, N.Y.
Material on reels N69-127 & N70-14 lent for microfilming 1969 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1977-1979 by Michael Ponce de Leon.
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