Paul Brooks Willis papers

Collection ID:
Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters and postcards from Willis in Paris to his family and letters from Home savings and Loan Association of Los Angeles, Calif. and the Santa Monica Public library; exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations and clippings; a guestbook from an open house honoring Willis; 2 scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, postcards and newspaper clippings about his experiences as an ambulance driver on the western front during World War II; lists of art work, gallery receipts and consignment sheets; a sketchbook of watercolors; a photograph album of his art work and photographs of Willis, his family, friends, and art work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Farmington, New Mexico. Taught art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, 1941-1942, and was the director of of the Field School of the University of New Mexico at Taos, 1941-1942.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3340 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; AAA's Washington, D.C. office; and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Helen Willis, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming, 1984, by Helen Willis, Paul's widow, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

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

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Keywords table of terms and types.
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Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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