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Howard Warshaw papers, [ca. 1945-1977]

Warshaw, Howard, 1920-1977

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet, (microfilmed on 3 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; writings; sketchbooks; sketches; teaching material; business records; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and miscellaneous material.
REEL 700: Two sketchbooks containing 125 ink and watercolor sketches, 52 photos, and a few pages of notes. Many of the sketches, photos, and notes concern a mural, 1960, for the library at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and a discussion of the same mural, December 12, 1969. Also included is a catalog of a retrospective exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum, June-July, 1955.
REEL 859: Letters about Warshaw's mural projects, an article he wrote, his other work, personal matters; notes for his remarks at Rico Lebrun's funeral; drafts of his 1961 NATION article; business records; and miscellaneous items.
REEL 2843: Biographical data and remarks about Warshaw by Karl With spoken at a Warshaw mural opening; correspondence, including a letter to Rear Admiral Mack, U.S. Navy, a letter from Robert Hatch, editor of THE NATION, and a letter from Umberto Romano, National Academy of Design; typescripts of speeches and lectures, including a Rico Lebrun eulogy; 9 writings on art; notes and pencil sketches; teaching material; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter and educator; Carpinteria, California. Born 1920. Died 1977.


Material on reel 700 lent for microfilming 1974 by Howard Warshaw, he also donated material on reel 859 in 1974; material on reel 2843 donated 1983 by Mark Ferrer, step-son of Warshaw.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 700: Originals returned to Howard Warshaw after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 700, 859 & 2843 available for use 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Howard Warshaw papers, [ca. 1945-1977]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.