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Jerry Bywaters papers, [ca. 1900-1979]

Jerry Bywaters papers, [ca. 1900-1979]

Bywaters, Jerry, 1906-1989

Art historian, Painter, Museum director

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 6 microfilm reels)

Unmicrofilmed: 3 photographic prints ; b&w, 8 x 10 in and smaller.

Summary: Personal papers, mainly correspondence, as well as files on Texas art and artists compiled by Bywaters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art historian, and museum director; Dallas, Texas. Director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Born 1906. Died 1989.


Donated 1979 by Jerry Bywaters except for the correspondence on reel 1512, which he lent for microfilming. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Three photographs were inadvertently not microfilmed.

Location of Originals

  • Correspondence, reel 1512: Originals returned to Jerry Bywaters after microfilming. Some letters were subsequently filed in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Registrarial painting files; others are in Southern Methodist University Archives.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1512-1513, 1648-1649 and 3752-3753 available for use at Archives of American Art offices; 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

Jerry Bywaters papers, [ca. 1900-1979]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.