Dorothy Hood papers, 1888-1984

Hood, Dorothy, b. 1919 d. 2000
Active in Tex.

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Eight scrapbooks; biographical data; letters; and printed material.

REELS 2153-2154 & 2245: Eight scrapbooks, 1888-1981, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, scattered letters and printed material. One scrapbook relates to Hood's family, the others concern her career.

REEL 3340: Biographical data; a copy of a letter to Hood from Joan Mondale, 1978, about Hood's drawing WARRIOR'S PLUMAGE lent by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the Vice President's House; a copy of a letter to Eleanor Freed from Hood, 1982; exhibition announcements, invitations, catalogs and posters; a copy of Hood's report "Late Goodbye to Jose Clemente Orozco"; newspaper and magazine clippings; an invitation, program and auction catalog from the Art League of Houston's tribute to Hood, 1984; and printed material relating to The Dorothy Hood Film Project sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1984.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; Houston, Tex. Died Oct. 29, 2000, at age 81.

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Material on reels 2153-2154, 2245 & magazine articles, brochures, catalogs and posters on reel 3340 lent for microfilming 1979 & 1981; and all other material on reel 3340 donated 1979 & 1984 by Dorothy Hood.

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  • Microfilm reels 2153-2154 & 2245 available for use through interlibrary loan.
    microfilm reel 3440 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.
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