John Ferren papers, 1927-1969

Ferren, John, b. 1905 d. 1970
Painter, Educator, Sculptor, Designer
Active in N.Y.; Europe

Collection size: 620 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1932-1969, mostly personal, with Laure Ferren, his first wife, and Inez Chatfield Ferren, his second wife, and others; military papers relating to his service as Chief of Publications Section, Psychological Warfare Branch during World War II; and diaries, 1927-28, 1931-33, and 1939, with both brief and extensive entries on activities and his philosophy. Also found are family photographs; a sketchbook; personal records and résumés from his teaching career; writings by Ferren on art; exhibition catalogs, 1928-1966; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor, designer, graver, and teacher.

Lent for microfilming 1972 by Mrs. Rae Tonkel Ferren.

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