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Dorothy Hood papers, 1888-1984

Hood, Dorothy, 1919-2000



Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Eight scrapbooks; biographical data; letters; and printed material.
REELS 2153-2154 & 2245: Eight scrapbooks, 1888-1981, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, scattered letters and printed material. One scrapbook relates to Hood's family, the others concern her career.
REEL 3340: Biographical data; a copy of a letter to Hood from Joan Mondale, 1978, about Hood's drawing WARRIOR'S PLUMAGE lent by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the Vice President's House; a copy of a letter to Eleanor Freed from Hood, 1982; exhibition announcements, invitations, catalogs and posters; a copy of Hood's report "Late Goodbye to Jose Clemente Orozco"; newspaper and magazine clippings; an invitation, program and auction catalog from the Art League of Houston's tribute to Hood, 1984; and printed material relating to The Dorothy Hood Film Project sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1984.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor; Houston, Tex. Died Oct. 29, 2000, at age 81.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Material on reels 2153-2154, 2245 & magazine articles, brochures, catalogs and posters on reel 3340 lent for microfilming 1979 & 1981; and all other material on reel 3340 donated 1979 & 1984 by Dorothy Hood.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 2153-2154, 2245 & 3340(part): Originals returned to the lender, Dorothy Hood, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2153-2154 & 2245 available for use through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 3440 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and 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

Dorothy Hood papers, 1888-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.