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Griffith Baily Coale papers, 1897-1945

Coale, Griffith Baily, 1890-1950

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 6,000 Items, (on 6 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical and genealogical material; family correspondence; files kept while a Navy artist during World War II; writings; sketchbooks; calendars and record books, 1926-1945; correspondence, printed material, and photographs regarding mural commissions; correspondence and printed material regarding exhibitions, lectures, publications and organizations; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural, marine painter; New York, N.Y. Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Naval artist during World War II, director of the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut, and trustee of Marine Museum, New York City. d. 1950.


Donated 1961 by Mrs. Griffith Baily Coale, widow of Griffith Coale.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D65-D70 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.

How to Cite This Collection

Griffith Baily Coale papers, 1897-1945. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.