Paul Sample papers, 1890-1974

Sample, Paul Starrett, b. 1896 d. 1974
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator
Active in Calif.; N.H.

Collection size: 2.8 linear ft. (partially filmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence biographical materials, photographs, sketchbooks, printed materials, exhibition materials, watercolors, price lists, inventories, and writings.

UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with galleries, other artists, and friends; writings, including speeches and short stories; price lists; inventories of Sample's works; exhibition files containing catalogs, announcements, press releases, and clippings; certificates of award; sketchbooks, sketches, and watercolors; personal photographs; and photographs of works of art.

REEL 1197: Two sketchbooks containing watercolor and pencil sketches of Iceland, undated.

REEL 333-335: Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; writings; biographical data; clippings; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Illustrator; Norwich, Vermont. Full name is Paul Starrett Sample. Born Louisville, Ky.

Material on reels 1197 and portions of 333-335 lent for microfilming and donated 1971-1977 by Paul Sample. Remainder donated in 1974 by his widow, Sylvia Sample.

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