A Finding Aid to the Joseph Tobin Papers Relating to Alton Pickens, 1946-circa 1970s, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tobijose
Creators:
Tobin, Joseph G.
Dates:
1946-circa 1970s
Languages:
English
Collection is in English
Physical Description:
0.3 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of Joseph Tobin regarding his friend, painter and printmaker Alton Pickens, measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1946-circa 1970s. Correspondence primarily pertains to an exhibition that Tobin was trying to organize for Pickens in France, however the exhibition never came to fruition. Also included in the collection are printed material and photographs related to Pickens and his work.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Joseph Tobin regarding his friend, painter and printmaker Alton Pickens, measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1946-circa 1970s. Correspondence primarily pertains to an exhibition that Tobin was trying to organize for Pickens in France, however the exhibition never came to fruition. Also included in the collection are printed material and photographs related to Pickens and his work.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as three series
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1955-circa 1970s (1 folder; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1946, 1977 (3 folder; Box 1, OV 2)
  • Series 3: Photographs, circa 1950s (2 folder; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Tobin was a fabric merchant living in France and longtime friend of the painter and printmaker Alton Pickens (1917-1991). During the 1950s, Pickens asked for assistance from Tobin in organizing an exhibition of his work in France. Tobin was married to Margaret Tobin.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Joseph Tobin papers relating to Alton Pickens were donated to the Archives of American art in 2014 by Margaret Tobin, wife of Joseph Tobin.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Joseph Tobin papers relating to Alton Pickens, 1946-circa 1970s, are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Joseph Tobin papers relating to Alton Pickens, 1946-circa 1970s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Alton Pickens papers, 1943-1969.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Painters -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pickens, Alton Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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