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Don Freeman printed material, 1936-1955

Freeman, Don, 1908-1978



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: An announcement and 18 issues, 1936-1955, of the bi-monthly periodical DON FREEMAN'S NEWSSTAND published by Freeman, featuring sketches of New York City street life (reels LA 9 and 76 and unmicrofilmed); 4 issues of AMERICANA, undated, (unmicrofilmed); and OUR FLYING NAVY, 1944, (reel LA 9) illustrated by Freeman.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator; New York, N.Y. Born 1908. Died 1978. Born in San Diego. Went to New York City at the age of 21. Studied with John Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students League.


Material filmed on reel LA 9 was lent by Don Freeman in 1965; three items on frames 398-417 and 420-492 were subsequently donated on an unknown date. Material on reel 76 and unmicrofilmed portion donated 1966 by Vernon Porter, Director of the National Academy of Design.

Related Materials

Don Freeman papers also at Syracuse University.

Location of Originals

  • Reel LA 9: Originals returned to the lender, Don Freeman, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels LA 9 and 76 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

Don Freeman printed material, 1936-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.