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James Daugherty papers, 1904-1978

James Daugherty papers, 1904-1978

Daugherty, James Henry, 1889-1974

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 6.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter, muralist, children's book author and illustrator James Daugherty (1889-1974) measure 7.5 linear feet and date from 1904-1973. A majority of the collection (7.5 linear feet) includes artwork consisting of sketchbooks used to prepare for various projects and book illustrations. Also included are biographical information, correspondence, writings by Daugherty and others and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Daugherty (1889-1974) was a painter, muralist, children's book author and illustrator in Weston, Conn.


Donated 1993 by Charles Daugherty, Dauherty's son, and in 2017 by the James Daugherty Foundation, via John Solum, Trustee.

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How to Cite This Collection

James Daugherty papers, 1904-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.