Frank Harmon Myers papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.myerfran
Creators:
Myers, Frank Harmon, 1899-1956
Dates:
1891-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 5 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, writings, sketches and drawings, printed material, and a typescript biography.
Scope and Contents
REELS D26-D27: Correspondence, consisting mainly of family letters, ca. 1920-1960, and letters from John Bunker, a Cincinnati advertising man and poet; sketchbooks and loose sketches; photographs; reproductions; catalogs; articles; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL D42: Scrapbook, ca. 1925-1945.
Scope and Contents
REELS 840-841: Postcards and letters from Myers' son, Frank P. Myers, while at college and also when in the Navy; letters received from John Bunker; a sales ledger; photographs; childhood drawings and an oil painting done in 1916; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3161: Biographical data; letters to Myers from friends, colleagues and others; letters to Myers' widow, Ella, containing information for her biography of Myers; a map tracing Myers' sketching trips; a drawing "Cincinnati Art Front" by Herman Wessel; an exhibition catalog; a brief history of the Cincinnati Art Club; photocopies of notes for a lecture in Santa Fe, New Mexico; clippings on Myers and his teacher, John Weis; and photographs of 8 paintings by Myers. The letters, clippings, and photographs are annotated by Ella Myers.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Sketches, drawings, reproductions and plans by Myers, and miscellaneous printed material about Myers' work. Also, a typescript biography of Frank Myers ("...And the Glory") by his wife, Ella Price Myers, 1960-1976, 293 p. with loose notes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and art instructor; Cincinnati, Ohio and Pacific Grove, Calif. Taught at Cincinnati Art Academy, and moved to California after the 1930s.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D26-D27, 840-841, & 3161 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ella Price Myers, Myers' widow, 1960-1974, except for scrapbook on reel D42 which was lent for microfilming. Typescript biography was donated 1994 by Myers' daughter-in-law Patricia Clarke Myers, ex-wife of Myers' only son Frank P. Myers; she received Myers' estate in a property settlement. Additions are expected.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bunker, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weis, John E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wessels, Herman, 1878-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, Ella Price Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cincinnati Art Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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