The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical material, including a birth certificate and a resume; correspondence, 1973-1984 including mail art; 2 journals, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984, containing notes, printed material and mail art; 4 subject files, undated and 1978-1983, entitled: Creative New Yorkers, House Portraits, Intergalactic Communication Show, and Shown-Davenport Gallery, containing correspondence, printed material and contracts; exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and publications containing Shown's illustrations; 4 scrapbooks, 1978-1983, containing printed material and photographs, including those relating to Shown's set designs and one-man shows; photographs of Shown, his family and his works of art; and 3 sketches.
John Shown papers, 1937-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3257-3258 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
Collage artist, set designer; San Antonio, Tex.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1984 by John Shown.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001