William Lester papers, 1930-1980

Lester, William, b. 1910 d. 1991
Painter, Educator
Active in Austin, Tex.

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Provenance records for Lester's paintings COLLEGE ON THE HILL and OLD FORT DAVIS-THE STOVE; a critique by Charles Z.Offin, 1953; a sketch ; 3 scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements; and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Austin, Texas.

Material on reel 2908(fr. 139-305) donated 1981 by William Lester; material on reels 2907 and 2908(fr. 5-134) lent for microfilming 1981 by Lester. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

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