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The papers of Florida realist sculptor Duane Hanson date from 1935-2006 and measure 12.9 linear feet. Hanson's career is documented through biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, subject files, artwork, writings, printed materials, and photographs. There are numerous letters from the OK Harris Gallery and Ivan Karp, Dr. Martin Bush, at Witchita State University, and Dewey Hanson.
Duane Hanson papers, 1935-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Duane Hanson conducted on 1989 August 23-24 by Liza Kirwin.
Duane Hanson (1925-1996) was a sculptor in Florida.
Duane Hanson's widow, Wesla Hanson, donated his papers in two accretions in 1997 and 2006. Additions are expected.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001