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James Whitney Fosburgh papers, 1937-1978

Fosburgh, James Whitney, 1910-1978



Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence, financial materials, exhibition materials, photographs, and printed materials.
REEL 2156: Correspondence with Jacqueline Kennedy concerning the restoration of the White House, with friends concerning Fosburgh's portrait of John F. Kennedy for the cover of LIFE magazine, with Frederick Mortimer Clapp, and concerning an alumni exhibition at Yale; general correspondence; lists of works of art and addresses; financial material; press releases and clippings regarding the White House resotration; articles by Fosburgh; a catalog for the above mentioned exhibition at Yale University; and photographs of Fosburgh and his wife.
UNMICROFILMED: Notes for lectures given by Fosburgh at the Frick Collection; notes and writings on art; and typescripts of published articles. Also included is a pilot's log book kept by Fosburgh.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, portrait painter, and writer; New York, N.Y.


Donated 1981 by Leila Fosburgh Wilson, Fosburgh's sister.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2156 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

James Whitney Fosburgh papers, 1937-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.