John Alan Walker papers

Collection ID:
Walker, John Alan, 1942-2003
bulk 1918-1999
Physical Description:
2.9 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, printed material and video regarding John Alan Walker and his research on artists. Included are exhibition catalogs and brochures; magazine and newspaper articles and reviews;issues of John Alan Walker's self-published Fine Art Source Material Newsletter and Walker's handwritten and typewritten essays on art and artists; Walker's writings on William Wendt; material related to Nicholas Brigante including printed material a two-page, handwritten tribute to Symbolist Rex Slinkard, as well as a 30-min. VHS videotape interview with the artist by Suzanne Bravender titled, "Wet Media Imagery of Nick Brigante" in 1978. Also included are miscellaneous letters written by various artists and literary, military, governmental and political figures in the United States, Britain and Germany, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Book dealer, writer, collector; Panorama City and Big Pine, Calif.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2003 and 2004 by Big Pine Community United Methodist Church, executor of Walker's estate.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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