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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 6-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1976
Scope and Contents:
Printed materials consist of bulletins for various institutions, clippings concerning Merritt's painting and administrative career, and exhibition material.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96592c263-3b43-4b48-8b65-a742b6e96601
EDAN-URL:
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1977
Scope and Contents:
This series contains materials relating to Merritt's personal life and career. General materials include short biographical sketches, identification cards, and a high school commencement booklet. A scrapbook contains clippings and exhibition materials from Merritt's painting career and material relating to his induction to the International Institute of Arts and Letters. Artworks are by others and unsigned and include pencil, pen, and paint sketches. Also found are and a pencil sketch portrait of Merritt and a print by Fiske Boyd.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931b6adbb-1fe6-4f83-a5d5-a302fddfc2df
EDAN-URL:
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Writings and Notes

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s-1978
Scope and Contents:
Writings by Francis Sumner Merritt are on the topic of art. Works by others include Jon Warren Lentz, P.B. Cuktu, ABU Zaria, and Sarah Haskell.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951a01dd5-d3df-486e-9472-58b03e71c675
EDAN-URL:
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Professional Files

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
4.1 Linear feet (Box 1-5, 8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1980
Scope and Contents:
Creating the bulk of this collection, Merritt's professional files are on the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and other institutions and career activities.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 4
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97958fa8c-4ac5-421a-8d9f-f6c48467ae77
EDAN-URL:
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General

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1980
Scope and Contents:
Found are records relating to Merritt's career in arts administration and other professional activities. Files may include correspondence, writings, financial material, printed material, and photographs.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Subseries 4.2
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 4: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c7c64dda-dc26-48df-ad6a-08f17c405e67
EDAN-URL:
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1970s
Arrangement:
Researchers should note that additional photographs may be found in Series 4.1.
Separated Materials:
Photographs include portraits and snapshots of Merrit; Claire and Fiske Boyd, Kenneth Quick, and Hiroshi Yoshida.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 6
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d8247bb9-07e6-4533-883f-b60699831185
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930-1978
Scope and Contents:
Merritt's scattered personal correspondence concerns the exhibition of his work and also includes personal letters. Some letters from the 1960s and 1970s may relate to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts but the bulk of those letters are personal thank you notes and holiday cards from students and instructors.

Some correspondents include American Federation of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Fiske Boyd, Carnegie Institute of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Stuart Art Gallery, Robert Wade, Isabel Whitney, and Dot Yaghjian among many others.
Arrangement:
Researchers should note that the bulk of Merritt's correspondence is found in Series 4.1 and relates directly to Haystack Mountain School of Craft.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw938356077-6bf9-47bb-8356-dafabfa61db6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref7

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1979
Scope and Contents:
Among the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts material are planning materials, correspondence, financial records, student information, printed material, and photographs for various sessions held at the school. A reel to reel audio tape includes a talk concerning a trip to Nigeria during the school's "Afro-American Session" in 1977. General correspondence is from students and instructors or other institutions. Formal letters of recommendation, requests for a letter of recommendation by Merritt, inquiries for information on upcoming sessions, and letters detailing items left at Haystack and a fowarding address are frequently found. Artworks include unsigned doodles and painted mockups for posters.

Correspondents include Fiske and Claire Boyd, Dale Chihuly, Diane Itter, Peter Jacobi, Jack Lenor Larsen, Maine Coast Artists, and Kenneth Quick. Many letters from artists are friendly and familiar and are signed with first names only.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Researchers should note that letters from Haystack artists and administrators may be found within series 2, however those letters are of a personal nature such as thank you notes and holiday cards.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.merrfran, Subseries 4.1
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 4: Professional Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d1b67119-7b80-4c95-bf14-b8f1dc55fd5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref19

General

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e4eb7aa3-f121-4baf-a386-a41832707f98
EDAN-URL:
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General

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1969
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw998a694d9-fcb0-4fed-8171-b86f4fcabb98
EDAN-URL:
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General

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e4157865-ce64-41cc-80d8-e7454644bb21
EDAN-URL:
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Lecture Notes

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw940fc3f59-cfd6-4e38-98bd-02bd1a9942f7
EDAN-URL:
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Notes

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940-circa 1970
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw958bd5255-25b1-49ac-a4eb-06051a67a6a4
EDAN-URL:
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Writings by Others

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90e5ff1b6-c45c-4b11-82a2-50daa45441ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref17

General

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950s-1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a1b6c56-f423-4f9f-8ed0-70f3d30d8e36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref2

Day Planner

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95bd3e042-027c-4df7-9421-cba7ea0de76f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref3

Financial Records

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1974
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9236dd777-b931-47ab-b468-600b7415e6d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref4

Scrapbook, Dismantled

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw992639400-0b62-4d0f-a9f0-13ce775ea56c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref5

Bulletins and Periodicals

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a6dbbbb-09cb-49ab-9142-ad774e55069b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref57

Clippings

Collection Creator:
Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Francis Sumner Merritt Papers, circa 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Sumner Merritt papers
Francis Sumner Merritt papers / Series 5: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93f52ead0-63de-4197-9682-e734577b41d7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-merrfran-ref58

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