Paul McPharlin papers

Collection ID:
McPharlin, Paul, 1903-1948
Physical Description:
5,000 Items
(on 11 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings on puppetry by McPharlin and others, 1879-1956; clippings concerning puppetry; puppet playscripts by McPharlin and others, 1915-1949; exhibition catalogs, programs, and photos from puppetry festivals and conferences, 1921-1952; Punch and Judy playscripts, bibliography, cartoons, and clippings, 1705-1951; correspondence, including some regarding the history of Punch and Judy puppets, 1927-1951; research material for PUPPETRY IN AMERICAN LIFE, and THE PUPPET THEATER IN AMERICA; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Puppeteer, Detroit, Mich.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1560 through 1570 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals at the Detroit Institute of Arts Archives, Detroit, Michigan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Paul McPharlin papers were endowed to the Detroit Institute of Art by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McPharlin and Majorie Batchelder McPharlin.

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

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm inventory available in Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Puppet festivals Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puppet making Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Designers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puppeteers -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001