Scrapbooks, an administrative file, and printed material.
Scrapbooks, 1958-1987, contain newspaper clippings, many focusing on the art work of colony members, especially Halcyone D. Barnes, Bess Dawson, Marie Hull and Ruth Atkinson Holmes, photographs of the faculty and students, including one of Fred Mitchell, letters, including one from Ida Kohlmeyer to Bill Broome, Colony President, 1974, and exhibition checklists. A file, 1963-1992, contains brochures, registration lists, board meeting minutes, and newsletters from Spring and Fall workshops. School catalogs, 1954-1964, provide historical information and biographical sketches of faculty members George Beattie, Peter Baruzzi, Andrew Bucci, Fred Conway, Lamar Dodd, Edward S. Faiers, Bob Gelinas, Ralph M. Hudson, Alvin Sella, Pat Trivigno, Karl Wolfe, Karl Zerbe and Richard Zoellner. Also found are magazine articles, 1980, 1988, and a book, Allison's Wells, The Last Mississippi Spa, by Hosford Latimer Fontaine (1981), containing many illustrations by Colony members (only title p. and illustrations were microfilmed).
Biographical / Historical:
Art colony; Utica, Miss. Founded 1948. Originally named Allison Wells Art Colony and located in Allison's Wells, Miss. Moved to Stafford Springs, Miss., 1963 and renamed the Mississippi Art Colony. Moved to Laurel, Miss. in 1970 and to Camp Henry Jacobs in Utica, Miss. in 1973.
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Lallah Perry, member and archivist of the colony.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters to Bucci, works of art, a photograph, and printed material.
Letters, postcards, and handmade holiday cards to Bucci are from artists Anna Baker, Verda Berdich, Kathleen Blackshear, Marie Hull, Dan Flavin, Hosford Fontaine, Ethel Spears, and Paul Wieghardt. Also included is one letter from Jane Terrell, cousin of Blackshear, regarding the recent deaths of Blackshear and Spears and a photograph of them in Texas,1966.
Works of art are by Bucci, and include six figure drawings with fellow student H.C. Westermann modeling, from a life drawing class at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1947-48. Printed material relates to the artists and the Allison art colony in Way, Miss., and includes newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, programs and illustrated calendars.
Biographical / Historical:
Andrew Bucci (1922-2014) was a painter and watercolorist in Maryland.
Donated 2007 and 2011 by Andrew Bucci.
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