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Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975

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Megan McShea
The papers of Fairfield Porter were given to the Archives of American Art by the artist's wife, Anne Porter, in five separate accessions between 1977 and 1997.
Related Material
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history of Fairfield Porter conducted by Paul Cummings in 1968.
Location of Originals
Before donating the papers to the Archives, Anne Porter returned letters from Frank O'Hara to Fairfield Porter to the O'Hara estate. Letters from John Ashbery to Fairfield Porter were returned to Ashbery, and photocopies have been placed in the collection.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Processing Information
These papers were initially processed for microfilming upon their accession to the Archives on reels 1311-1314 and 2675-2676. The collection was fully re-processed, arranged, and described by Megan McShea in 2006, and the bulk of it was scanned, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Project.