Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The papers of ceramicist Glen Lukens measure 1.6 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Glen Lukens papers were donated by his niece, Vera O'Dell in 1983.
The Archives of American Art also holds the Glen Lukens letters to Roy Walker, circa 1930-1945. The collection contains about 150 letters from Lukens to Roy Walker.
The collection was arranged upon receipt and microfilmed onto reels 5662-5663 in 2000. The papers were processed and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2018.