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Calvin Burnett papers, 1927-1979

Calvin Burnett papers, 1927-1979

Burnett, Calvin W., 1921-2007

Painter, Designer, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 5.4 linear ft.

Summary: Biographical information; correspondence; a diary of events and activities; writings, including the manuscript for his book OBJECTIVE DRAWING, and notes on other subjects such as printmaking, education, black issues, and other topics; three sketchbooks; loose drawings; business and financial records, including commercial art files, committee material such as minutes, agendas, etc., and records of sales, loans, and exhibitions of Burnett's art work; a scrapbook of clippings; a transcript of an interview; printed material, including clippings, exhibition catalogues and announcements; and miscellany, including annotated calendars, school report cards, recital programs, etc.

Biographical/Historical Note

Graphic artist, illustrator, painter, and designer; born in Cambridge, Mass.; full name Calvin W. Burnett.


Donated 1980 by Calvin Burnett.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is being processed and CLOSED to researchers. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from: Calvin Burnett, 87 Fisher St., Medway, Mass. 02053. In case of the death of Calvin Burnett, permission is required from his heirs.

How to Cite This Collection

Calvin Burnett papers, 1927-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.