Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Provenance records for Lester's paintings COLLEGE ON THE HILL and OLD FORT DAVIS-THE STOVE; a critique by Charles Z.Offin, 1953; a sketch ; 3 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements; and newspaper and magazine clippings.
William Lester papers, 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 2907-2908 available for use only Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 2907 & 2908(fr. 5-134): Originals returned to William Lester after microfilming.
Painter; Austin, Texas.
Material on reel 2908(fr. 139-305) donated 1981 by William Lester; material on reels 2907 and 2908(fr. 5-134) lent for microfilming 1981 by Lester. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lives of American Artists
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