Morris Blackburn papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.blacmorr
Creators:
Blackburn, Morris, 1902-1979
Dates:
1926-1986
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4.5 Linear feet
(on 8 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Journals, letters, writings, business records, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Thirty-seven journals, 1927, 1942-1979, containing daily entries on teaching, exhibitions, work in progress, artists and the Philadelphia art scene; letters concerning exhibitions and sales, including 30 from Franklin Watkins, and 15 from Louis Rist; writings; a file on Blackburn's involvement with the Public Works of Art Project includes contracts, letters, clippings, and photographs; notebooks and registers documenting prints, contain title, date, size, edition number, exhibition record, experiments with materials, and lists of paintings sent to exhibition; clippings, exhibition catalogs and a scrapbook of clippings; and photographs of Blackburn, his art, installations, and his associates.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, mural painter, instructor; Philadelphia, Pa. Taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and other schools.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4159-4166 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Morris Blackburn, after microfilming. They were donated to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2000.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1988 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Lent for microfilming by Mrs. Morris Blackburn.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rist, Luigi, 1888-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Works of Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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