Virginia Barnett papers relating to Mark Tobey

Collection ID:
Barnett, Virginia
ca. 1950-1979
Physical Description:
17 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material collected by Barnett regarding Mark Tobey including: photographs of Tobey with friends Takazaki and Horiuci, ca. 1950, Tobey's Seattle, Washington studio taken after his death, summer 1976, Tobey with his attorney Arthur Barnett, Tobey's Basel, Switzerland home, and Tobey's funeral; copies made from 16 mm microfilm of two Tobey journals, 1958; and Barnett's handwritten descriptions of the photographs and journals, 1979.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Virginia Barnett was a friend of Mark Tobey's. Her husband, Arthur, was Tobey's attorney and it is through this contact that the trio developed a friendship.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3465 available at Archives of American Art and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
The original Tobey journals dated 1958 are owned by the Seattle Art Museum.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Arthur and Virginia Barnett, 1976 and 1979. The video was donated 1993.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tobey, Mark Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001