The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Manuscripts and writings; and photographs. REEL LA 4: Drafts of two manuscripts, "Road to Market" and "Native Village," both stories set in Mexico, probably written under the WPA-Federal Art Project San Diego. REEL LA 9: Photographs of Messenger's work, unidentified and undated. REEL LA 10: Stories written by Messenger to accompany paintings made for a school under the WPA-Federal Art Project in San Diego, Calif.
Ivan Messenger papers, [ca. 1938]-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels LA 4, LA 9 and LA 10 available at Archives of American Art offices through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Ivan Messenger after microfilming.
Writer and artist; San Diego, California.
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Ivan Messenger.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001