Harris King Prior papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.prioharr
Creators:
Prior, Harris K. (Harris King)
Dates:
1946-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research material on American Artists of the Pacific Northwest, and on Arthur B. Davies.
Scope and Contents
Files, 1946-1975, concerning artists of the Pacific Northwest, including: research correspondence; typescripts of published and unpublished writings; notes; photographs, negatives, and transparencies of works of art; card files; and exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material. Also included is research material, 1955-1975, relating to Arthur B. Davies and a 1962 centennial exhibition on Davies organized by Prior. Papers include: correspondence with Davies's relatives, museums, and others; printed material; slides of the paintings exhibited; 3 installation photos; a photo file and a card file on Davies's paintings, arranged by location; and a dissertation, THE GRAPHIC ART OF ARTHUR BOWEN DAVIES AND JOHN SLOAN, by Merrill Clement Rueppel, 1955.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator, educator; Rochester, N.Y.; b. 1911; d. 1975 Prior was director of Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., 1962-1975.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1981 by Mrs. Nathaniel Whitcomb, Prior's widow.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Northwestern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Northwest school of artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- New York(State) -- Rochester Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- New York (State) -- Rochester Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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