Paul Stewart Harris papers, 1930-1974

Harris, Paul Stewart, b. 1906
Active in Louisville, Ky.

Collection size: 8.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Files and 16 scrapbooks kept during Harris' tenure at various museums and participation in art organizations. Included are files on the Des Moines Association of Fine Arts, 1938-1940, containing material on the 1939 Worlds Fair and the WPA; the J.B. Speed Museum, 1950-1964, containing research material for Harris' FOURTEEN SEASONS OF ART ACCESSIONS IN KENTUCKY 1947-1960; the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, containing newsletters, executive committee meeting minutes, letters, budget reports, by-laws and printed material; the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, containing material on the Edison Institute; American Federation of the Arts, 1969-1972; and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 1973-1974.

Also included are eight volumes of study notes, syllabi and a bibliography from art history classes taken at Harvard University and New York University, 1930-1936.

Biographical/Historical Note: Curator, museum director, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky., 1946-1962; deputy director Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1962-1967; director of collections, Henry Ford Museum, Michigan, 1967-1971.

Donated 1980 and 1982 by Paul Stewart Harris.

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