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Bill Bristow papers, 1954-1983

Bristow, Bill, 1937-

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 59 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Resume; of 6 letters from Electra Carlin of Carlin Galleries, Fort Worth, Tex., Leonard Baskin and others; copies of letters sent to Sharon King and Carolyn Wade; of Bristow's poems and writings, 1958-1981, "Conversation With a New York Painter," "Dedicated to Alexander Calder," "On Visiting Arlington Cemetery," "The Lincoln Memorial," "Remembered Spring," "Myself," and "Casting Light"; a poem, "Bristow," by David G. Buttrick, 1968; 25 newspaper clippings; 7 exhibition invitations, announcements, and catalogs, printed material about Bristow and Trinity University; 4 photographs of his paintings; and a sketchbook, July 1975, documenting a trip to New England and containing sketches of New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; San Antonio, Texas. Taught at Trinity University 1960- present.


Donated and lent 1983 by Bill Bristow. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Texas Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Sketchbook: Original returned to Bill Bristow, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3100 available for use through interlibrary loan.

Many items are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Sketchbook: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Bill Bristow. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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How to Cite This Collection

Bill Bristow papers, 1954-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.