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Dickson Reeder papers, 1943-1978

Dickson Reeder papers, 1943-1978

Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970

Painter, Designer, Teacher, Etcher, Engraver

Collection Information

Size: ca. 500 items (on 6 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, photographs, sketches and drawings, business records and printed matter.

Reel 1598: Business and personal correspondence; exhibition invitations and announcements; clippings; a brief biographical sketch; financial receipts and statements of sales; and photographs of Dickson Reeder's paintings and exhibition installations.

Reel 1599-1600: 26 Dickson Reeder sketchbooks.

Reels 1600-1602: 18 sketchbooks of Flora Blanc Reeder, Dickson Reeder's wife.

Reel 1682: 110 sketches of costumes and scenery by Dickson Reeder, 48 photographs of productions, and 5 magazine articles about the Reeder School.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher, engraver, designer, teacher; Fort Worth, Texas. Reeder and his wife, Flora Blanc Reeder, founded the Reeder School, a performing arts school for children in Fort Worth.


Lent for microfilming 1979 by Flora Blanc Reeder.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Flora Blanc Reeder, after microfilming.

Microfilm reels 1598-1602 & 1682 available at Archives of American Art offices; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.