Edward H. La Farge papers, 1928-1974

LaFarge, Edward H. (Edward Hooper), b. 1901 d. 1981
Art teacher
Active in Providence, R.I.

Collection size: ca. 600 items (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Collection Summary: Papers mostly regarding La Farge's teaching career at Rhode Island School of Design. UNMICROFILMED: Resumes and applications, 1937-1962; correspondence, undated and 1928-1971, with letters from Gordon Bailey Washburn, John Davis Hatch, and others; 3 photographs, undated and 1958, of La Farge and others; ca. 200 slides and photographs, undated and 1969-1971, of his students' work; 2 small sketchbooks, undated, containing watercolor drawings, pencil drawings and pastel drawings; other artwork, including collage, ink and pencil drawings, and two woodblock prints, one signed "Phelps" and the other signed "Cardenas"; and five profusely illustrated notebooks and illustrated loose notes dating from his years as an art student. Also included are writings on art and on his family; teaching files, primarily containing lecture notes, undated; a film strip of student's work; a file on La Farge's activities with the Junior Recreation Center, including equipment lists, budgets, etc., 1943-1945; and printed materials, mostly regarding the RISD (newsletters, exhibition catalogs and reports by the school president, etc.). REEL 2707: An unpublished photographic essay by John McWilliams on La Farge and his freshman three-dimensional design class at the RISD in the early 1970's. Also included is a letter from David B. Manzella, to La Farge, 1974; and a newspaper clipping about La Farge, 1965.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art instructor. La Farge was an art instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design from ca. 1944-1974.

Material on reel 2707 lent for microfilming 1982 by Anne W. La Farge, wife of Edward H. La Farge; unmicrofilmed material donated 1982 by La Farge.

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