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A Finding Aid to the Glen Lukens papers, 1920-1983

Glen Lukens papers, 1920-1983

Lukens, Glen, 1887-1967

Educator, Author, Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of ceramicist Glen Lukens measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1983. The bulk of the papers consist of letters from Lukens to family members, and other correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues. Notably, letters describe Lukens' time working in Haiti to establish a ceramic industry, his views on United States involvement in World War II, and the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. Also found are biographical materials, scattered writings and notes on ceramics and other subjects, printed materials, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Glen Lukens (1887-1967) was a ceramicist, educator, and writer active in Southern California. He taught at the University of Southern California where he founded the school's ceramics department and later established the ceramics industry in Haiti.

Provenance

The Glen Lukens papers were donated by his niece, Vera O'Dell in 1983.

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