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James W. Boynton papers, 1951-1984

Boynton, Jack, 1928-2010

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Items, linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical information; printed materials; correspondence; photographs; a 30-second film; and price lists.
REEL 3476: Biographical data; a letter to Boynton from Bill Jacklin; handwritten drafts of letters to Mimi Crosley; a price list of works by Boynton; an unsigned agreement from the Bolles Gallery, San Francisco; exhibition announcements, catalogs, and invitations, 1952-1984; newspaper and magazine clippings, 1951-1983; photographs of Boynton and his works; and ca. 100 drawings.
REELS 1781-1782: Business and personal correspondence with Haydon Calhoun, Margo Leavin, Meredith Long, George W. Staempfli, the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, John B. Taub, and others; fellowship and job applications; 34 sketches; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings and other printed material. Also includes a 30-second film concerning Boynton's commissioned work for the Houston National Bank (not microfilmed).
REEL 1781, frames 450-632: Letters from friends and artists, including Donald Barthelme, Lawrence Calcagno, Jim Love, Hassel and Donna Smith, Richard Stout and Kathryn Swenson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and printmaker; Houston, Tex. Nickname is Jack.


Lent and donated by Jack Boynton, 1979.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • REEL 1781, frames 450-632: Originals returned to lender, James Boynton, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1781-1782 available for use through interlibrary loan.

35mm microfilm reel 3476 available only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 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

James W. Boynton papers, 1951-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.