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Morris Blackburn papers, 1926-1986

Creator:
Blackburn, Morris, 1902-1979
Subject:
Rist, Luigi
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Public Works of Art Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
4.5 linear ft. (on 8 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Journals, letters, writings, business records, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Thirty-seven journals, 1927, 1942-1979, containing daily entries on teaching, exhibitions, work in progress, artists and the Philadelphia art scene; letters concerning exhibitions and sales, including 30 from Franklin Watkins, and 15 from Louis Rist; writings; a file on Blackburn's involvement with the Public Works of Art Project includes contracts, letters, clippings, and photographs; notebooks and registers documenting prints, contain title, date, size, edition number, exhibition record, experiments with materials, and lists of paintings sent to exhibition; clippings, exhibition catalogs and a scrapbook of clippings; and photographs of Blackburn, his art, installations, and his associates.
Citation:
Morris Blackburn papers, 1926-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4159-4166 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Morris Blackburn, after microfilming. They were donated to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2000.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Painter, mural painter, instructor; Philadelphia, Pa. Taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and other schools.
Provenance:
Microfilmed in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Lent for microfilming by Mrs. Morris Blackburn.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Diaries
Painters
Printmakers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10152
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213123
AAA_collcode_blacmorr
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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