Leon Polk Smith papers, 1938-1997

A Finding Aid to the Leon Polk Smith Papers, 1938-1997, in the Archives of American Art, by Judy Ng

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Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Biographical Information

Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996) worked primarily in New York City as a painter, educator, and lecturer. He is considered one of the founders of the hard edge style of minimalist abstract art.

Smith was born in Chickasha, Indian Territory one year before its formal incorporation into the Oklahoma Territory. Both of his parents were of Cherokee ancestry and he was raised in a small farming community that included Cherokee and Choctaw Indians. After receiving his teaching degree in 1934, Smith worked as an educator in rural Oklahoma communities and, at the same time, took the opportunity to introduce arts programs to local schools. In 1936, he enrolled in Columbia University's Teachers College to pursue a graduate degree in arts education and began painting full time. That summer, he visited the Albert E. Gallatin Gallery of Living Art at New York University, where he was first introduced to the work of the European modernists Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and most importantly, Piet Mondrian.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Smith accepted university teaching positions at Rollins College in Florida, and New York University and Mills College of Education in New York. During this time, Smith moved beyond his early explorations of neo-plasticism and began to paint in a more hard edge style, typified by geometric lines, curving shapes of color, and the use of tondo (disk shaped) canvases. In 1958, Betty Parson's Section Eleven Gallery showcased his new work in two one-man exhibitions, which introduced him to a wider audience of museum curators and art collectors. In the 1960s, Smith's work was included in two of his most important group exhibitions, The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art (1965) and Systemic Painting at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1966). In 1995, the Brooklyn Museum curated Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, a retrospective exhibition of Smith's career.

Smith produced works exploring shapes and lines, minimalist use of color, and modularity well into the 1990s and exhibited at a number of affiliated galleries, including the Stable Gallery, Galerie Chalette, Galerie Denise Rene, Washburn Gallery, and ACA Galleries. Smith died in 1996 in his home in Manhattan, at the age of 91.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of New York abstract painter Leon Polk Smith measure 7.2 linear feet and date from 1938 to 1997. The papers consist of biographical material, business and personal correspondence, interview transcripts and an interview video recording, writings, financial records for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc., printed material, photographic material, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Biographical material includes official affidavits, certificates, passports, expense receipts, and a travel expense notebook. A curriculum vitae, family history, and medical records are also included in the series.

Correspondence, both business and personal, comprises the bulk of the collection. This includes correspondence between Smith and his life companion, Robert Jamieson; art critics Arthur C. Danto, Claudine Humblet, and David Galloway; and artists Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt) and Ray Johnson. Business correspondence relates to Smith's various gallery and museum exhibitions, loans, and sales. There is extensive correspondence between Smith and the Brooklyn Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Di Laurenti Gallery, Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Galerie Denise Rene, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Washburn Gallery, and the Wilhelm-Hack Museum. The business subseries also includes correspondence between Smith and his alma mater, East Central University, formerly known as Oklahoma State University.

Interviews consist of six typewritten transcripts of interviews conducted with Smith over the course of his professional career from 1950 to 1993, a 1995 video interview of museum director Robert T. Buck discussing the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition of Leon Polk Smith for the television program National Arts, and a 1965 interview transcript with gallery owner Lucile Horsley.

Writings include sixteen published and unpublished scholarly essays on Smith and his work. The series also includes notes and a brief artist's statement by Smith regarding the pros and cons of modern art galleries.

Financial records are 1978-1989 federal income tax filings and routine tax preparation and payment receipts for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc. Smith's personal filing records from 1987-1989 are also included in this series.

Printed material consists of two books, including the Brooklyn Museum's monograph Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, newspaper clippings reviewing Smith's work, and exhibition announcements and catalogs of Smith's museum and gallery shows from 1941 to 1997.

A scrapbook contains newspaper clippings documenting Smith's years as an educator and artist in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s.

Photographs are of Smith and his acquaintances circa 1930-1960, and a representative selection of photographs and color slides of Smith's artwork from 1939 to 1960.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art galleries, Commercial
  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Painting, Abstract -- United States

Types of Materials:

  • Essays
  • Interviews
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Transcripts
  • Video recordings

Names:

  • Buck, Robert T.
  • Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-
  • Galloway, David D.
  • Gego
  • Humblet, Claudine, 1946-
  • Jamieson, Robert
  • Johnson, Ray, 1927-
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Butler Institute of American Art
  • East Central Oklahoma State University
  • Galerie Denise Rene
  • Meyers/Bloom Gallery
  • Washburn Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Provenance

The papers of Leon Polk Smith were donated by the artist's partner, Robert Jamieson, in 1998 and 2002.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed, arranged, and described by Judy Ng and digitized in August 2011 with funding provided by the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Leon Polk Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2011 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, and medical and routine financial documents have not been scanned. In most cases, only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.

The video recording in this collection was digitized for research access in 2011 and is available at the Archives of American Art offices. Researchers may view the original cassette for the archival notations on it, but the original cassette is not available for playback due to fragility.

How to Cite this Collection

Leon Polk Smith papers, 1938-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1994
(Box 1, OV 10; 11 folders)

Biographical material includes official affidavits, certificates, passports, expense receipts, and a travel expense notebook. A curriculum vitae, family history, and medical records are also included in the series.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
1 1 Affidavits, 1940, 1973
1 2 Biographical Data, 1956
1 3 Certificates, 1938, 1954
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
1 4 Medical Records, 1951-1967
1 5 Miscellaneous Receipts, 1958-1973, 1994
1 6 Notebook, Expenses, 1968-1972
1 7 Passports, 1939-1986
Box
OV 10 Certificates, 1938, 1954
(Oversized material scanned with Box 1, F3)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1939-1996
(Boxes 1-5, 9, OV 10; 5 linear feet)

Correspondence is predominantly in the form of business letters and personal letters received from family and friends. This includes correspondence between Smith and his life companion, Robert Jamieson; art critics Arthur C. Danto, Claudine Humblet, and David Galloway; and artists Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt) and Ray Johnson.

The bulk of the business correspondence relates to Smith's various gallery and museum exhibitions, loans, and sales. Outgoing correspondence, photographs, slides, and instructions on the installation of exhibitions have been chronologically interfiled within the correspondents' files. There is extensive correspondence between Smith and the Brooklyn Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Di Laurenti Gallery, Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Galerie Denise Rene, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Washburn Gallery, and the Wilhelm-Hack Museum. The business subseries also includes correspondence between Smith and his alma mater, East Central University, formerly known as Oklahoma State University.

The bulk of this series has been scanned. Slides of artwork filed with Meyers/Bloom Gallery have not been scanned. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

Subseries 2.1: Business,

Box Folder
1 8 A, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1 9 ACE Gallery (Christmas, Douglas), 1979-1993
1 10 Albright-Knox Gallery, 1968, 1979-1990
1 11 Amarillo Art Center (Kochka, Al), 1984-1988
1 12 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1979-1991
1 13 Art and Literature, 1964
1 14 Art Museum Association of America (Butera, Virginia), 1984-1988
1 15 B, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1 16 Bard College, 1984-1985
1 17 Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1985-1986
1 18-21 Brooklyn Museum, 1992-1995
(4 folders)
1 22 Brooklyn Museum, 1995
(Oversized material housed in Box 9, F2)
1 23 Buecker, Robert, 1972-1987
1 24-25 Burnett Miller Gallery, 1984-1990
(2 folders)
1 26 Butler Institute of American Art, 1988
1 27 C, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1 28 Carnegie Institute, 1967-1980
1 29 Case Western Reserve University, 1969, 1990
1 30 Ciba-Geigy Corporation, 1967-1994
1 31 Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966-1975
1 32 Columbia University, Wallach Gallery, 1992-1994
1 33 D, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
1 34-35 Daniel Goldreyer, Ltd., 1979-1992
(2 folders)
1 36-37 Davis, Philip, 1981-1988
(2 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-2 DiLaurenti Gallery, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
2 3 Dord Fitz Gallery, 1969-1988
2 4 E, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
2 5-8 East Central University, 1984-1997
(4 folders)
2 9 Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, circa 1987-1993
2 10 Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, circa 1987-1993
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
2 11-15 Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, 1987-1993
(5 folders)
2 16 Elger, Dietmar, 1980-1981
2 17 F-G, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
2 18 G.W. Einstein Company, Inc., 1986
2 19 Galerie Chalette, 1965-1981
2 20 Galerie Denise Rene, 1971-1976
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
2 21 Galerie Denise Rene, 1977-1982
2 22 Galerie Muller, 1964-1976
2 23 Gallery North, 1976-1981, 1991
2 24 Gallery of Applied Arts, 1985
2 25 Gallery Paule Anglim, 1970, 1979-1981, 1994
2 26 Gibson, Ann, 1990-1991, 1996
2 27 Goethe-Institut (Osaka and Turin), 1987-1992
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
Box Folder
3 1 Gorewitz, Rubin, 1981-1990
3 2 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 1981-1983
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
3 3 Guggenheim Museum, 1970-1984
3 4 Guild Hall, 1987-1990
3 5 H, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 6 Heckscher Museum, 1983-1984
3 7 Hoffman, Marianne, 1992
3 8 I, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 9 International Contemporary Art Fair (Robinson, Charles), 1985-1986
3 10 J, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 11 James Lodge and Associates, 1981-1982
3 12 K, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 13 Kunstverein in Hamburg, 1989
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
3 14 L, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 15 La Paloma (McPherson, Ronald and Morikawa, Mark), 1988
3 16 M, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 17 Marilyn Pearl Gallery, 1980-1991
3 18 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982-1986
3 19-21 Meyers/Bloom Gallery, 1988-1993
(3 folders)
3 22 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1991-1992
3 23 Musee de Grenoble, 1988-1990
3 24 Musee National D'Art Moderne, 1976-1977
3 25 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1977-1980
3 26 N, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 27 Nabakowski, Gislind, 1987-1988
3 28 National Galerie Berlin (Grisebach, Lucius), 1982-1987
3 29 Nurnberg Museum, 1986-1989
3 30 O, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 31 Oklahoma City Art Museum, 1983-1990
3 32 P, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 33 Pelham-von Stoffler Gallery, 1977-1978
3 34 Prakapas Gallery, 1986-1993
3 35 R, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 36 R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG (Weiermair, Peter), 1989-1991
3 37 Riley, Orrin H., 1985-1987
3 38 S, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 39 San Francisco Museum of Art, 1967-1973
3 40 Sidney Janis Gallery, 1948-1958
3 41 Siegel Contemporary Art Inc./Ruth Siegel Ltd., 1982-1987
3 42 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (Rebay, Hilla), 1943-1949
3 43 Squatriti, Fausta/La Biennale di Venezia, 1982-1991
3 44 Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 1981
3 45 SUNY, College At Old Westbury, 1978-1979
3 46 Susan Caldwell Gallery, 1978-1980
3 47 T, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
3 48 Tallix, 1987-1988
Box Folder
4 1 U, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 2 University of Oklahoma, Museum of Art, 1971-1993
4 3 V, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 4 Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980-1981
4 5 Volair Gallery, 1975-1976
4 6 W, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 7-10 Washburn Gallery, 1980-1985
(4 folders)
4 11 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1964, 1979-1985
4 12 Wichita State University, 1975-1983
4 13 Wilhelm-Hack Museum, circa 1988-1995
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
4 14-16 Wilhelm-Hack Museum, 1988-1995
(3 folders)
4 17 Y, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 18 Yale University Art Gallery, 1979-1985
Box Folder
9 2 Brooklyn Museum, Draft Exhibition Catalog, 1995
(Scanned with Box 1, F22)
Box
OV 10 Edition and Galerie Hoffmann, Exhibition Announcements, circa 1987-1993
(Scanned with Box 2, F10)
OV 10 Galerie Denise Rene, Artwork Layout, 1976
(Scanned with Box 2, F20)
OV 10 Goethe-Institut, Color Sample, circa 1987-1992
(Scanned with Box 2, F27)
OV 10 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Gallery Floor Plan, 1981
(Scanned with Box 3, F2)
OV 10 Kunstverein in Hamburg, Gallery Floor Plan, 1989
(Scanned with Box 3, F13)
OV 10 Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Gallery Floor Plan, circa 1988-1995
(Scanned with Box 4, F13)

Subseries 2.2: Personal,

Box Folder
4 19 A, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 20 B, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 21 Buck, Bob, 1992-1996
4 22 Butera, Virginia, 1984-1995
4 23 C, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 24 Clark, Alma, 1968-1969
4 25 D, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 26 Danto, Arthur C., 1991-1995
4 27 Downe, Edward Jr., 1980-1982, 1989
4 28 E, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 29 F, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 30 G, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 31 Galloway, David, 1981-1993
4 32 Gego, 1968-1969
4 33 Glattfelder, Hans, 1991-1995
4 34 H, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
4 35 Highwater, Jamake, 1979-1985
4 36-37 Humblet, Claudine, 1985-1989
(2 folders)
Box Folder
5 1 Humblet, Claudine, 1990-1997
5 2 I, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 3 Inaya, Beata, 1969-1984
5 4 J, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 5 K, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 6 Kennedy, Edward M., 1980-1986
5 7 L, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 8 Little, John, 1981-1984
5 9 M, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 10 N, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 11 O, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 12 P, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 13 Parks, Addison, 1982-1996
5 14-17 Pekarsky, Melvin, 1980-1989
(4 folders)
5 18-19 Polk, Mark, 1990-1996
(2 folders)
5 20 R, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 21 Rowe, Harry L., 1939
5 22 S, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 23 Smith, Leon Polk and Jamieson, Robert, 1968-1972
(Oversized material housed in OV 10)
5 24 Smith, Leon Polk and Jamieson, Robert, 1981-1994
5 25 Smith, Virginia, 1969-1996
5 26 T, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 27 V, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 28 Vavruska, Frank, 1971-1973
5 29 W, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 30 Walls, Michael, 1979-1984, 1994-1995
5 31 Warren, Alice, 1968-1976, 1987
5 32 Wooding, Robert, 1987-1995
5 33 Workman, David, 1984-1988
5 34 Y-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1980-1995
5 35 Unidentified and Illegible, circa 1980-1995
Box
OV 10 Smith, Leon Polk, Oversized Letter circa 1968-1972
(Scanned with Box 5, F23)

Series 3: Interviews, 1950-1995
(Boxes 5-6; 8 folders)

Interviews consist of six typewritten transcripts of interviews conducted with Smith from 1950 to 1993 by Brooke Kamin Rapaport, D'Arcy Hayman, and William Jeffett, among others, over the course of Smith's professional career. The series also includes a 1995 video interview of museum director Robert T. Buck discussing the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition of Leon Polk Smith for the television program National Arts, and a 1965 interview transcript with gallery owner Lucile Horsley.

This series has been scanned in its entirety. The video interview recording has been digitized for research access and is available at the Archives of American Art offices.

Box Folder
5 36 Creative Art Seminar Symposium on Modern Art, March 1950
5 37 K. Osis Interview of Leon Polk Smith, May-June 1963
5 38 D'Arcy Hayman Interview of Leon Polk Smith, May 1964
5 39 Gerald Moore Interview of Lucile Horsley, March 1965
Box Folder
6 1 William Jeffet Interview of Leon Polk Smith, May 1985
6 2 James Collins Interview of Leon Polk Smith, November 1987
6 3 Brooke Kamin Rapaport Interview of Leon Polk Smith, July 1993
6 4 Michael Baker Interview of Robert T Buck for National Arts, 1995
(Video recording)

Series 4: Writings, 1963-1996
(Box 6; 13 folders)

Writings include sixteen published and unpublished scholarly essays on Smith by Lawrence Alloway, Ted Castle, Arthur C. Danto, Carter Ratcliff, and Joseph R. Wolin, among others. The series also includes notes and a brief artist's statement by Smith regarding the pros and cons of modern art galleries.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
6 5 "Constellations", 1989
6 6 Alloway, Lawrence, Four Essays, 1963, 1970, 1974, 1981
6 7 Calas, Nicholas, "Leon Polk Smith, The Pioneer", 1971
6 8 Castle, Ted, "Leon Polk Smith: The Completely Self-Referential Object", 1979
6 9 Danto, Arthur C., "Painting as Sculpture: Leon Polk Smith and Real Space", 1993-1994
6 10 Elger, Dietmar, "Leon Polk Smith - An Introduction", circa 1981
6 11 Parks, Addison, "Leon Polk Smith", 1992, 1996
6 12 Ratcliff, Carter, Three Essays, 1971, 1987, 1995
6 13 Seeman, Joan, "Leon Polk Smith", 1978
6 14 Smith, Leon Polk, "Minus Gallery/Plus Gallery", 1965
6 15 Smith, Leon Polk, Notes, circa 1960s-1990s
6 16 Walsh, Grace M., "Leon Polk Smith: A Pioneering Geometric Abstractionist", 1995
6 17 Wolin, Joseph R., "Line Forms Space", 1994

Series 5: Financial Records, 1979-1990
(Box 6; 15 folders)

Financial records is comprised of the 1978-1989 federal income tax filings and routine tax preparation and payment receipts for the corporate entity Leon Polk Smith, Inc. Smith's personal filing records from 1987-1989 are also included in this series.

This series has not been scanned.

Box Folder
6 18 Corporate Taxes, 1978-1989 Federal Filing Forms, 1979-1990
6 19 Corporate Taxes, 1978 Preparation, 1979
6 20 Corporate Taxes, 1979 Preparation, 1980
6 21 Corporate Taxes, 1980 Preparation, 1981
6 22 Corporate Taxes, 1981 Preparation, 1982
6 23 Corporate Taxes, 1982 Preparation, 1983
6 24 Corporate Taxes, 1983 Preparation, 1984
6 25 Corporate Taxes, 1984 Preparation, 1985
6 26 Corporate Taxes, 1985 Preparation, 1986
6 27 Corporate Taxes, 1986 Preparation and Past Amounts Due, 1987
6 28 Corporate Taxes, 1987 Preparation and Past Amounts Due, 1988
6 29 Corporate Taxes, 1988 Preparation and Past Amounts Due, 1989
6 30 Corporate Taxes, 1989 Preparation and Past Amounts Due, 1990
6 31 Corporate Taxes, Past Amounts Due, 1991
6 32 Personal Taxes, 1987-1989 Filing Forms, 1988-1990

Series 6: Printed Material, 1941-1997
(Boxes 6-7, 9; .5 linear feet)

Printed material consists of two books, including the Brooklyn Museum's monograph Leon Polk Smith: American Painter, newspaper clippings reviewing Smith's work, and exhibition announcements and catalogs of Smith's museum and gallery shows from 1941 to 1997.

The bulk of this series has been scanned. In most cases, only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials.

Box Folder
6 33 Book, Design by Paul Zelansky and Mary Fisher, 1984
6 34 Book, Leon Polk Smith: American Painter by The Brooklyn Museum, 1996
6 35-37 Clippings, Leon Polk Smith, 1941-1979
(3 folders)
6 38 Clippings, Smith's Influences, 1972-1991
6 39-40 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1941-1958
(2 folders)
Box Folder
7 1 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1962-1964
7 2 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1965-1969
(Oversized material housed in Box 9, F1)
7 3-5 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1971-1985
(3 folders)
7 6-9 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1986-1997
(4 folders)
Box Folder
9 1 Stedelijk Museum Catalog, Vormen van de Kleur, 1967
(Scanned with Box 7, F2)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1930-1940
(Box 8; 1 folder)

The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings documenting Smith's years as an educator and artist in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s.

This series has been scanned in its entirety.

Box Folder
8 1 Scrapbook, circa 1930-1940

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1930-1990
(Box 8; 8 folders)

Photographic material includes black and white photographs of Smith and his acquaintances circa 1930-1960, and a representative selection of black and white photographs and color slides of Smith's artwork from 1939 to 1960.

Original photographs have been scanned. Photographs and slides of artwork have not been scanned.

Box Folder
8 2-4 Photographs of Leon Polk Smith with Friends and Family, circa 1930-1960
(3 folders)
8 5 Photographs of Artwork, 1939-1949, circa 1960-1990
8 6 Photographs of Artwork, 1950-1959, circa 1960-1990
8 7 Photographs of Artwork, 1960-1979, circa 1960-1990
8 8 Slides of Artwork, 1937-1969, circa 1960-1990
8 9 Slides of Artwork, 1970-1996, circa 1970-1990