Archives of American Art

John Shown papers

Collection ID:
Shown, John, 1937-
Physical Description:
2 Items
partial microfilm reels

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, including a birth certificate and a resume; correspondence, 1973-1984 including mail art; 2 journals, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984, containing notes, printed material and mail art; 4 subject files, undated and 1978-1983, entitled: Creative New Yorkers, House Portraits, Intergalactic Communication Show, and Shown-Davenport Gallery, containing correspondence, printed material and contracts; exhibition announcements and catalogs, clippings, and publications containing Shown's illustrations; 4 scrapbooks, 1978-1983, containing printed material and photographs, including those relating to Shown's set designs and one-man shows; photographs of Shown, his family and his works of art; and 3 sketches.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Collage artist, set designer; San Antonio, Tex.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3257-3258 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1984 by John Shown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Art, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mail art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Set designers -- Texas -- San Antonio Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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