Thomas Clyde Colt papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.coltthom
Creators:
Colt, Thomas Clyde, 1905-
Dates:
1853-1979
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; scrapbooks; business and financial records; exhibition announcements; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1559: Letters, postcards, three photographs and several clippings relating to Colt's retirement from the Dayton Art Institute in 1976; and four scrapbooks containing letters, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and memorabilia.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1619-1620: Business and personal correspondence, with Corrine Melchers, Waldo Pierce, Gordon Washburn, Lamar Dodd, Curt Valentin, Francis Henry Taylor, Mahonri Young, Adelyn Breeskin, Mitchel Wilder, and others; biographical data and curriculum vitae; 14 personal photographs; files on the Gari Melchers Memorial, Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a 1956 exhibition of paintings owned by Walter Chrysler; clippings and press releases.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Exhibition invitations and announcements; appointment calendars; treasurer's and trustees' reports, minutes, and financial records of the Portland Art Association, Portland, Oregon, and the Dayton Institute of Art, Dayton, Ohio.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Museum director; Dayton, Ohio. Director of the Portland Art Association, 1948-1956,(the owner and governing body of the Portland Art Museum), and the Dayton Art Institute, 1957-1975.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1559 and 1619-1620 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1559: Originals returned to Thomas Clyde Colt after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated and lent April 1979 by Thomas Clyde Colt.

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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Museum directors -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Chrysler, Walter P. (Walter Percy), 1909-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dayton Art Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portland Art Association (Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portland Art Museum (Or.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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