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John Barber papers, 1911-1975

Barber, John, 1893-1965



Collection Information

Size: 3 Microfilm reels, 1,000 items on 3 microfilm reels

Summary: The microfilmed John Barber papers contain correspondence; sketches and 46 sketchbooks; a Jules Pascin sketchbook (1922); photogrpahs of Barber, Pascin, and Helen and John Sloan; personal documents; exhibition catalogs; and clippings. Among the correspondents are George Biddle, Stuart Davis, Maurice Becker, Morris Blackburn, Frederic Taubes, Robert Laurent, Emlen Etting, Duncan Phillips, Edith and Ira Glackens, Max Eastman, Robert Minor, Roland McKinney, Albert Werner, Will Durant, Art Young, H. L. Mencken, William B. Tholen, William C. Bullitt, and Ben Hecht.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Barber (1893-1965) was a painter, etcher, and illustrator. He was also the art editor of the socialist magazine, The Masses .


Barber's wife, Margaret, gave the papers to Signature Galleries.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 578-580 available at Archives of American Art offices and 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

John Barber papers, 1911-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.