A Finding Aid to the Thomas Morin Papers, 1952-2015, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.morithom
Creators:
Morin, Thomas, 1934-
Dates:
1952-2015
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
4.7 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of sculptor and teacher Thomas Morin measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1952-2015. His career at several universities and art schools as well as his work as a sculptor and metalsmith are documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, printed material, and artwork. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and slides of Morin's artwork and the fabrication process.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor and teacher Thomas Morin measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1952-2015. His career at several universities and art schools as well as his work as a sculptor and metalsmith are documented through biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional files, printed material, and artwork. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and slides of Morin's artwork and the fabrication process.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957-circa 2000 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1954-2015 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Writings, circa 1960s-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Professional Files, 1953-2014 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 1-2, OV 7)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1954-circa 2015 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV 7)
  • Series 6: Photographic Material, 1950s-2000s (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 3-5)
  • Series 7: Artwork, 1952-1974 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 5-6)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Morin (1934- ) is a sculptor, teacher, and metalsmith in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Morin received a degree in Education from Massachusetts College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was an instructor at Cranbrook and Silvermine Guild of Artists, and in 1960 he visited Florence, Italy, to study foundry casting on a Fulbright scholarship. From 1961 to 1979, he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, and was head of the Department of Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass for nine years. After leaving RISD, Morin served as professor and department head at Akron University (1979-1981), Ohio State University (1981-1986), and West Virginia University (1986-1988). He then served as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1988-1994), and Director of the Schools of Art and Design and American Crafts and Rochester Institute of Technology (1994-1996). Morin was also an active member of the National Council of Art Administrators. During his teaching career, he exhibited and recieved commissions to create sculptures, and wrote for publications on metal casting and foundry technique. He continues to live and work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2016.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2015 by Thomas Morin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Thomas Morin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Thomas Morin papers, 1952-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art teachers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metal-workers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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