Buckley Mac-Gurrin papers, 1927-1962

Mac-Gurrin, Buckley, b. 1896 d. 1971
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: Reels LA2, LA4 and LA7: 150 items
Addition: 0.5 linear ft.

Collection Summary: REELS LA2, LA4 and LA7: Scrapbook, 1927-1962, containing mostly newspaper clippings, articles, catalogs and announcements of Mac-Gurrins exhibitions, miscellaneous papers, mostly relating to the Federal Art Project in California, 1937-1938, including government forms, studies for murals, letters about Mac-Gurrin's work, photographs. Also included are the script of the dedication of the Los Angeles Hall of Records murals, May 20, 1939, a paper on the Old Butterfield Stage Trail, experiments on painted petrachrome slabs, experiments on sgraffito technique, memoranda, time sheets, and notes.

ADDITION: Scrapbooks, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Note: Portions previously lent for microfilming (reels LA2,4,7).

Biographical/Historical Note: Mural painter; Los Angeles, Calif.; b. 1896; d. 1971.

Material on reels LA2, LA4 and LA7 lent for microfilming 1964 by Buckley Mac-Gurrin; portions were subsequently donated in 1994 by Arthur Cohen, husband of Mac-Gurrin's student and family friend, Barbara Cohen.

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