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Gordon Franklin Peers papers, [ca. 1916-1981]

Peers, Gordon Franklin, 1909-1988

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1.2 Linear feet, (ca. 800 items)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical information; photo album with photographs of art works and personal photographs; a sketchbook and loose sketches; writings; a 1957 tape recording of Albert Lewis Fink and Alfred Emile Hammer of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) rehearsing for a television program on drawing and printmaking; printed material; and a 16mm kinescope film (b&w., sd.) of television program "The World Around Us;" and miscellaneous other material. Much of the material relates to Peers' association with RISD, 1934-1960s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator; Providence, Rhode Island. Taught for many years at the Rhode Island School of Design.


Donated 1980-1981 by Gordon F. Peers.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Gordon Franklin Peers papers, [ca. 1916-1981]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.