Gordon Onslow-Ford papers

Collection ID:
Onslow-Ford, Gordon
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
2 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
13 studio notebooks and travel journals; and drafts of unpublished manuscripts.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1452-1453: Thirteen studio notebooks and travel journals, 1951-1973, containing numerous illustrations in watercolor, ink, and pencil, plus notes, observations, ideas for books and paintings, travel experiences, notes on art seen, etc. Onslow-Ford travelled to Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Tibet, India, Egypt, England, France, Spain, Central America, and Mexico.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Drafts of two unpublished manuscripts: an early version of "Instant Painting," ca. 1960-1961, and "Creation," summer of 1971.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Two draft calligraphic manuscripts for "Creation," ca. 1978, 44 oversize pages total.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Inverness, Calif.; b. Dec. 26, 1912, Wendover, England; d. Nov. 9, 2003

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1452-1453 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 1452-1453: Originals returned to Gordon Onslow-Ford after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Travel journals and notebooks lent for microfilming 1975. Manuscripts donated 1979 and 1992 by Gordon Onslow-Ford.

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.
Conditions Governing Access
Addition: Unmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment.

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