Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.beardona
Creators:
Bear, Donald, 1905-1952
Dates:
1923-1960
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, notes, photographs, catalogs, printed material, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1713-1715: 285 letters; drafts and notes for lectures, critical works, and radio talks; paper relating to the design of the "Contemporary American Art" exhibit at the New York's World Fair; a curriculum vitae; essays by other individuals, including Jules Lansner and Anne Fremantle; photographs of Bear's art works; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; periodicals; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1286: Three scrapbooks of clippings, including articles written by Bear while director of the Denver Art Museum and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director, critic, author, and artist; Santa Barbara, Calif.; b. 1905; d. 1952; full name: Donald Jeffries Bear.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1713-1715 and 1286 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
REEL 1286: Originals returned to Esther Bear after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent and donated by Esther Bear, widow of Bear.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art criticism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- California -- Santa Barbara Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- California -- Santa Barbara Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- Colorado -- Denver Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fremantle, Anne Jackson, 1909- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lansner, Jules, 1911-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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