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Creator:
Sheets, Millard Owen, 1907-1989  Search this
Sheets, Millard Owen, 1907-1989  Search this
Subject:
Millard Sheets & Associates Designs  Search this
Sheets, Mary Baskerville  Search this
Dalzell Hatfield Galleries  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
27.6 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fifteen series. Small series, such as Biographical Material are generally based on type of document. Larger series, such as Correspondence or Project Files, are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or project. General correspondence has been made into its own series, but other series or subseries may also contain some correspondence. Within particular series, materials have been further divided into subseries which represent particular aspects of the project or event. For example, the Writings Series is further divided into subseries of books and articles, eulogies, and lectures and speeches. An outline listing series and subseries titles and dates follows. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1907-1982, undated (boxes 1-2; 1.25 linear ft.) Series 2: Correspondence, 1929-1990, undated (boxes 2-4; 2.75 linear ft.) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1933-1980, undated (boxes 5-6; 1.25 linear ft.) Series 4: Membership Files, 1946-1982, undated (boxes 6-8; 2.5 linear ft.) Series 5: Millard Sheets & Associates Designs, 1934-1982, undated (boxes 8-9; 1.0 linear ft.) Series 6: Project Files, 1956-1981, undated (boxes 9-18; 8.25 linear ft.) Series 7: Teaching and Workshop Files, 1932-1982 (box 18; 0.5 linear ft.) Series 8: Painting Trips, 1959-1980, undated (box 18; 16 folders) Series 9: Exhibition Files, 1932-1937, 1951-1988, undated (box 19; 0.75 linear ft.) Series 10: Jury Files, 1941-1982 (boxes 19-20; 42 folders) Series 11: Writings, 1936-1988, undated (boxes 20-22; 2.5 linear ft.) Series 12: Printed Matter, 1936-1922, undated (boxes 22-23; 20 folders) Series 13: Photographs, 1934-1983, undated (box 23; 17 folders) Series 14: Artwork, circa 1929, undated (box 23; 2 folders) Series 15: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1930-2000 (boxes 24, 26-30, OV25: 4.6 linear ft.)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Summary:
The Millard Sheets papers comprise 27.6 linear feet of material dating from circa 1907 to 2000 with bulk dates spanning 1956 to 1981. The collection documents Sheets's career as a designer, painter, and muralist, and his personal and professional interests through correspondence, writings, lectures, printed material, drawings, slides, photographs, and ephemera. A small addition donated 2018 by Carolyn Owen-Toole, Sheet's daughter. There is a 4.6 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated 2018 that includes writings; sketchbooks and sketches; photographs and negatives of works of art, images of Millard Sheets and others; printed material, including two scrapbooks; and scattered correspondence regarding Sheet's projects.
Citation:
Millard Sheets papers, circa 1907-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels LA 10, and 5676-5707 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels LA 10) including a biographical sketch, career resume, and a list of sheets' work prepared in 1964. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Biography Note:
"Your painting is a measure of your mind"-Millard Sheets
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Millard Sheets lent material for microfilming in 1965. Mary B. Sheets, Millard's widow, donated the papers to the Archives of American Art in 1992. Carolyn Owen-Toole, Sheet's daughter, gave a small addition of material in 2018.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- California  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Horses -- Breeding  Search this
Watercolorists -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Designers -- California  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10956
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214738
AAA_collcode_sheemill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214738