Professional and project files document conferences, symposiums, programs, memberships in organizations, grant and job applications, and fellowships. There is also documentation of the Metro Art for Rail Transit project and Outterbridge's directorship of the Communicative Arts Academy.
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The John Outterbridge papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.