Ben Messick papers

Collection ID:
Messick, Benjamin Newton, 1901-1981
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks; photographs; and publications.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1: Scrapbook of newspaper and other clippings; 60 photographs, ca. 1940's-1960, of Messick, his paintings and Messick instructing at the Chouninard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA.; and 39 publications containing articles about him or advertising his appearances or classes.
Scope and Contents
REEL LA 9: Scrapbook, 1934-1965, including clippings, publicity, and illustrations.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, instructor; Long Beach, California. Full name Benjamin Newton Messick.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1 and LA 9 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel LA 9: Originals returned to Ben Messick after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1 donated 1962 by Ben Messick; material on reel LA9 lent for microfilming 1965 by Messick.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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