Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of painter Dorothy Hood measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1955 to 1984. Found are biographical materials, a project file for a film, and slides of works of art. The bulk of the papers consist of printed materials concerning Hood's career and include clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dorothy Hood donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1984.
Material including eight scrapbooks, 1888-1981, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, scattered letters and printed material were returned to the donor after microfilming onto reels 2153-2154, 2245, and part of 3440, for the Archives of American Art's Texas project, and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
The Dorothy Hood papers were loaned for microfilming and returned to the donor. Portions of the collection microfilmed on reel 3440 were subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 1984 and were arranged upon receipt. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.