Marion Huse papers

Collection ID:
Huse, Marion, 1896-1967
Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers of artist Marion Huse provide a fairly detailed account of her artistic career, exhibitions, and her related travels, through photographs, picture postcards, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, sketchbooks, correspondence, sales records, and a guest register from a memorial exhibition. Her teaching career and work as a WPA administrator is not well documented.
Scope and Contents
The correspondence dates from 1932-1985, and includes personal corresondence with her husband, Dr. Robert Barstow, June-Nov. 1946, and a small group of art related letters from art organizations, artists, galleries, and others. Among the correspondents are the Boston Society of Independent Artists, Howard Cook, the Ford Motor Company, George Grosz, Tricker Galleries, and the Works Progress Administration.
Scope and Contents
Included among the photographs are many portraits of Huse and her family, members of the Barstow family and their residences in Pownal, Vermont and coastal Massachusetts, Huse with colleagues and friends, her Springfield, Mass. studio and art classes, and many of her art work. Of note is an extensive collection of travel postcards and travel photographs she assembled during her travels, ca. 1936-1962, and used as source material for her paintings, showing scenes from an ocean crossing, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Caribbean countries, Mexico, Massachusetts, Vermont, and other New England locales, and New Mexico.
Scope and Contents
Sketchbooks, 1928-ca. 1960s, contain ink drawings, watercolors, and pencil sketches depicting urban streets in Massachusetts, rural New England scenes, circus scenes, buildings, and locales in Maine and Nova Scotia.
Scope and Contents
Sales receipts are primarily from the Southern Vermont Artists, Inc., 1935-1953.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker, teacher, arts administrator; Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1999 by Fuller Museum of Art, which received the papers through Huse's executor, along with over 5,000 paintings and works on paper comprising the Marion Huse Collection.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

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