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John Groth papers, 1930-1986

Groth, John, 1908-1988

Art teacher, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 2.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel); 15 Items, ADDITION

Summary: Biographical material, artwork, photographs, printed material and letters.
REEL D287: Biographical information; correspondence, primarily professional; clippings; book and art reviews; legal and personal documents; exhibition catalogs; photographs of Groth and his work; 8 small sketchbooks and a portfolio of sketches covering his artistic activities during World War II; and 10 sketchbooks and a portfolio of drawings on the Korean War.
UNMICROFILMED: Groth's birth certificate; art, education and military awards, 1948-1980; a few sketches, 5 sketchbooks, 2 watercolor paintings and many ink sketches; photographs of Groth's illustration class, works of art, Korea and Vietnam; and printed material, including newspapers, clippings, magazines, book covers and catalogs, 1930-1982.
ADDITION: Fifteen pen and ink and water color sketches by John Groth, ca. 1951.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art instructor, painter, book illustrator, war correspondent; New York, NY; d. 1988.


Material on reel D287 lent for microfilming 1966 by Groth. Unmicrofilmed materials donated 1988 by Patricia Dowling, a relative of Groth. Addition donated by Anita MacGregor, wife of Greg MacGregor who was given the sketches by Groth.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel D287: Originals returned to the lender, John Groth, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D287 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.

How to Cite This Collection

John Groth papers, 1930-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.