John Ferren papers

Collection ID:
Ferren, John, 1905-1970
Physical Description:
1 Reel
620 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1932-1969, mostly personal, with Laure Ferren, his first wife, and Inez Chatfield Ferren, his second wife, and others; military papers relating to his service as Chief of Publications Section, Psychological Warfare Branch during World War II; and diaries, 1927-28, 1931-33, and 1939, with both brief and extensive entries on activities and his philosophy. Also found are family photographs; a sketchbook; personal records and résumés from his teaching career; writings by Ferren on art; exhibition catalogs, 1928-1966; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, sculptor, designer, graver, and teacher.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 371 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals were returned to Mrs. Ferren after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1972 by Mrs. Rae Tonkel Ferren.

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

Related Materials
John Ferren papers also at Syracuse University.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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