Mississippi Art Colony records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.missart
Creators:
Mississippi Art Colony
Dates:
ca. 1954-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks, an administrative file, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks, 1958-1987, contain newspaper clippings, many focusing on the art work of colony members, especially Halcyone D. Barnes, Bess Dawson, Marie Hull and Ruth Atkinson Holmes, photographs of the faculty and students, including one of Fred Mitchell, letters, including one from Ida Kohlmeyer to Bill Broome, Colony President, 1974, and exhibition checklists. A file, 1963-1992, contains brochures, registration lists, board meeting minutes, and newsletters from Spring and Fall workshops. School catalogs, 1954-1964, provide historical information and biographical sketches of faculty members George Beattie, Peter Baruzzi, Andrew Bucci, Fred Conway, Lamar Dodd, Edward S. Faiers, Bob Gelinas, Ralph M. Hudson, Alvin Sella, Pat Trivigno, Karl Wolfe, Karl Zerbe and Richard Zoellner. Also found are magazine articles, 1980, 1988, and a book, Allison's Wells, The Last Mississippi Spa, by Hosford Latimer Fontaine (1981), containing many illustrations by Colony members (only title p. and illustrations were microfilmed).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art colony; Utica, Miss. Founded 1948. Originally named Allison Wells Art Colony and located in Allison's Wells, Miss. Moved to Stafford Springs, Miss., 1963 and renamed the Mississippi Art Colony. Moved to Laurel, Miss. in 1970 and to Camp Henry Jacobs in Utica, Miss. in 1973.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4598 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Lallah Perry, archivist of the colony, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Lallah Perry, member and archivist of the colony.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artist colonies -- Mississippi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Mississippi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Mississippi Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnes, Halcyone D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beattie, George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baruzzi, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bucci, Andrew A., 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conway, Fred, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dawson, Bess Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dodd, Lamar Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faiers, Edward Spencer, 1908- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gelinas, Bob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holmes, Ruth Atkinson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hull, Marie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hudson, Ralph M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, Fred, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sella, Alvin, 1924- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trivigno, Pat, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wolfe, Karl, 1904- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zerbe, Karl, 1903-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoellner, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allison Wells Art Colony Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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