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Francis Sumner Merritt papers, circa 1930-1980

Merritt, Francis Sumner, 1913-2000

Painter, Designer, Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 5.7 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of painter and arts administrator Francis Sumner Merritt measure 5.7 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to 1980. The bulk of the papers document his career as the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Included are biographical materials, personal correspondence, writings and notes, professional files on Haystack and other institutions, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Sumner Merritt (1913-2001) was a painter, designer, and arts administrator. He was the first director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

Provenance

The collection was donated by Francis Sumner Merritt in 1980 and 1994.

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