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Buckley Mac-Gurrin papers, 1927-1962

Mac-Gurrin, Buckley, 1896-1971



Collection Information

Size: Reels LA2, LA4 and LA7: 150 items

Addition: 0.5 linear ft.

Summary: REELS LA2, LA4 and LA7: Scrapbook, 1927-1962, containing mostly newspaper clippings, articles, catalogs and announcements of Mac-Gurrins exhibitions, miscellaneous papers, mostly relating to the Federal Art Project in California, 1937-1938, including government forms, studies for murals, letters about Mac-Gurrin's work, photographs. Also included are the script of the dedication of the Los Angeles Hall of Records murals, May 20, 1939, a paper on the Old Butterfield Stage Trail, experiments on painted petrachrome slabs, experiments on sgraffito technique, memoranda, time sheets, and notes.

ADDITION: Scrapbooks, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Note: Portions previously lent for microfilming (reels LA2,4,7).

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter; Los Angeles, Calif.; b. 1896; d. 1971.


Material on reels LA2, LA4 and LA7 lent for microfilming 1964 by Buckley Mac-Gurrin; portions were subsequently donated in 1994 by Arthur Cohen, husband of Mac-Gurrin's student and family friend, Barbara Cohen.

Location of Originals

  • Reels LA2, LA4 and LA7: Originals returned to Buckley Mac-Gurrin after microfilming in 1964. Note: Addition rcvd. in 1994 contains some material previously lent for microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels LA2, LA4 and LA7 available at Archives of American Art offices through interlibrary loan.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Buckley Mac-Gurrin papers, 1927-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.