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Dickson Reeder papers, 1943-1978

Reeder, Dickson, 1912-1970

Painter, Teacher, Designer, Engraver, Etcher


Collection Information

Size: 6 Reels, 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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1598-1602 & 1682 available at Archives of American Art offices; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Dickson Reeder papers, 1943-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.