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Ivan Messenger papers, [ca. 1938]-1963

Messenger, Ivan, 1895-1983

Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 8 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Manuscripts and writings; and photographs.
REEL LA 4: Drafts of two manuscripts, "Road to Market" and "Native Village," both stories set in Mexico, probably written under the WPA-Federal Art Project San Diego.
REEL LA 9: Photographs of Messenger's work, unidentified and undated.
REEL LA 10: Stories written by Messenger to accompany paintings made for a school under the WPA-Federal Art Project in San Diego, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Note

Writer and artist; San Diego, California.


Lent for microfilming 1964 by Ivan Messenger.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Ivan Messenger after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels LA 4, LA 9 and LA 10 available at Archives of American Art offices through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Ivan Messenger papers, [ca. 1938]-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.