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Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975, bulk 1940-1969

Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
New School for Social Research  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Commercial art -- 1940-1950  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9420
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211618
AAA_collcode_crisfran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Jacob Getlar Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, Jacob Getlar, 1898-1958  Search this
American Artists' Congress  Search this
Names:
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Cadmus, Paul, 1904-1999  Search this
Chain, Jack  Search this
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Edie, Stuart, 1908-1974  Search this
Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973  Search this
Fiene, Ernest, 1894-  Search this
Genauer, Emily, 1910-2002  Search this
Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6  Search this
Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991  Search this
Halper, Nathan  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Levi, Julian E. (Julian Edwin), 1900-1982  Search this
Marsh, Reginald, 1898-1954  Search this
Matulka, Jan, 1890-1972  Search this
Prestopino, Gregorio  Search this
Scaravaglione, Concetta, 1900-1975  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Soyer, Moses, 1899-1974  Search this
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987  Search this
Stone, Irving, 1903-  Search this
Tamotsu, Chūzō, 1888-1975  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 2 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1919-1966
Scope and Contents:
Drawings, caricatures, scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, writings, and printed material.
REELS 723-724: Two scrapbooks, 1919-1935 and 1935-1966, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials; and 128 letters from artists, galleries, and art organizations, including American Artists Congress, Associated American Artists Gallery, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, Philip Evergood, Emily Genauer, Julian Levi, Gregorio Prestopino, Zoltan Sepeshy, Moses Soyer, Raphael Soyer, William Zorach, and others.
UNMICROFILMED: Caricatures and portrait drawings by Smith of Jack Chain, Francis Criss, Stuart C. Edie, Philip Evergood, Ernest Fiene, Eugenie Gershoy, Chaim Gross, Nathan Halper, [?] Hunt, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Julian Levi, Reginald Marsh, Jan Matulka, Concetta Scaravaglione, Irving Stone, Chuzo Tamotzu, and unidentified others. Also included is a self-portrait.
ADDITION: Ca. 40 letters; photographs, including Smith, other artists, and Woodstock, NY; draft manuscript for Smith's book, "Art and the Artist and You" (includes copy photographs of illustrations for the book); writings; exhibition catalogs and related printed material; and clippings. Ca. 35 of the letters were previously lent and microfilmed on reels 723-724.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolor painter; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Material on reels 723-724 lent for microfilming 1974 by David Loeffler Smith, Smith's son. He subsequently donated the 2 scrapbooks and some correspondence from the loan, along with additional unmicrofilmed material, in 1983 and 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Watercolor painting  Search this
Drawing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.smitjaco
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (Box 1, Reel N70-34)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1969
Scope and Contents note:
Found here are biographical data; teaching and lecture notes and data compiled by Criss for courses he taught at several New York art schools, including the New School and the School of Visual Arts. Topics include particular styles of teaching and his personal philosophy on art; general correspondence with museums and magazines; correspondence with Cornell University, the Henry McCarter Estate, and Theodore L. Shaw; exhibition announcements and catalogs; exhibition files and photographs for the Philadelphia Art Alliance exhibition in 1953 and the Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective in 1966; a record of paintings, murals, and projects; personal photographs and photographs of works of art; reproductions of Criss' commercial work for Abbott Laboratories and others; and clippings. The folders have been arranged in the order as they were filmed in 1970. Materials on microfilm only appear as See or See Also references.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.crisfran, Series 1
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Biographical Data and Memorabilia

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1945, 1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Education Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Learning to See Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Character Analysis, Philosophy of Art Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960, 1966, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Education Notes (See Reel N70-34)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Learning to See Notes

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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General Business and Personal Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1965, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Archives of American Art
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Cornell University Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Henry McCarter Estate Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1944
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Theodore L. Shaw Correspondence(includes Today's Art Gallery and Stuart Art Gallery)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1946, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Notes (See Reel N70-34)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Archives of American Art
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Teaching Data (notes and letters)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1949, 1956, 1965, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Archives of American Art
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Exhibition Data, Catalogs, Announcements, and Lists (See Reel N70-34)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1969
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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Archives of American Art
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Philadelphia Art Alliance Exhibition File

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1954, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Visual Arts Gallery Retrospective (1966) Exhibition File(See Also Reel N70-34)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Record of Paintings, Murals, Projects

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1939, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Photographs of Works of Art (See Also Reel N70-34)

Collection Creator:
Criss, Francis, 1901-1973  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1946, undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Francis Criss papers, 1916-1975 (bulk 1940-1969). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Francis Criss papers
Francis Criss papers / Series 1: Papers filmed as a loan on Reel N70-34
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