Jay H. Connaway papers, 1896-1979

Connaway, Jay Hall, b. 1893 d. 1970
Painter, Art teacher
Active in Monhegan Island, Me.

Collection size: 17.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material; correspondence of Jay H. and Louise B. Connaway, 1922-1979, with the Macbeth Gallery, Edna and Frank Spencer, friends, students of Jay Connaway Art School, and others; notes; sketches, sketchbooks, and oil paintings; financial material; files of the Southern Vermont Art Center; scrapbooks containing printed material; letters and photographs; correspondence from the Veteran's Administration regarding Connaway's students studying under the G.I. Bill; photographs and photograph albums of Connaway, his family, and works of art; printed material; 12 tapes (5") of Jay and Louise Connaway and others discussing their careers, and a partially transcribed interview (19 p.) of Jay Connaway conducted by his wife, Louise Connaway, October 1969; and miscellany.

ADDITION: 50 oil paintings and sketches by Connaway; 1 oil sketch by Fritz Talbot; letters, including condolence letters; income tax returns; lists of expenses; minutes of trustees' meetings of Southern Vermont Art Center (1960-1967): and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, instructor; Monhegen Island, Maine.

Donated 1978-1992 by Louise B. Connaway, widow of Jay Connaway, and Connaways' daughter, Leonebel M. Connaway.

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