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John Ferren papers, 1927-1969

Ferren, John, 1905-1970

Painter, Designer, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, 620 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence, 1932-1969, mostly personal, with Laure Ferren, his first wife, and Inez Chatfield Ferren, his second wife, and others; military papers relating to his service as Chief of Publications Section, Psychological Warfare Branch during World War II; and diaries, 1927-28, 1931-33, and 1939, with both brief and extensive entries on activities and his philosophy. Also found are family photographs; a sketchbook; personal records and résumés from his teaching career; writings by Ferren on art; exhibition catalogs, 1928-1966; clippings; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, designer, graver, and teacher.


Lent for microfilming 1972 by Mrs. Rae Tonkel Ferren.

Related Materials

John Ferren papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to Mrs. Ferren after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 371 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 Ferren papers, 1927-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.