John Warner Norton and Norton family papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nortjohn
Creators:
Norton, John Warner, 1876-1934
Dates:
1893-1954
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
200 Items
Ca. 200 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, sketches and sketchbooks, printed material, writings and photographs.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3257: Norton's passport; 2 photographs of him and his work; a bibliography; letters to Norton's wife (some illustrated), his mother, ca. 1898, when he was with the Rough Riders, and correspondence concerning mural commissions; subject files on the Jefferson County Court House murals in Birmingham, Ala. and at the Logan Museum, Beliot College; his memorial exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, and obituaries and condolence letters received by his wife; cancelled checks; a typescript of writings by his children regarding a trip to Mexico City; a contract for a mural; an award; clippings; his memorial biography, JOHN W. NORTON: AMERICAN PAINTER; a sketchbook and sketches; and a scrapbook containing illustrated letters, photographs and sketches.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3367: A typed draft of Norton's story "White Man's Luck"; Norton's United Scenic Artists' union card; 9 sketches and a sketchbook of drawings, notes and a draft of Norton's last letter to Tom Lea, 1933.
Scope and Contents
REEL 4074: Twelve letters, many illustrated, from John to his family including his son "Bud" (John Francis Norton); a magazine article on Norton from Northwest Architect; an address and a poem by Norton; and 19 photographs and a 5 page manuscript written by Madge Norton, John's wife, describing their trip to Arizona in 1904.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, muralist; Chicago, Ill. Taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3257 and 3367 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4074 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 3257 (fr. 14-396) & 3367: Originals returned to the lenders, Mr. & Mrs. John Norton Garrett, after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 4074: Originals returned to the lenders, Katherine Norton Smalley, John C. Norton and John Garrett, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Passport and photographs donated 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. John Norton Garrett, Norton's grandson. Material on reels 3257 & 3367 lent for microfilming by Mr. & Mrs. Garrett, 1984, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas Project. Material on reel 4074 lent for microfilming, 1987, by John C. Norton, John Norton Garrett and Katherine Norton Smalley, grandsons and granddaughter of John W. Norton as part of AAA's Chicago project.

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
Artists' writings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, American -- Illinois -- Chicago Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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