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John Steuart Curry and Curry family papers, 1848-1999

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Series 5: Notes and Writings , circa 1911-1946
(Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

This series contains essays, notes, transcripts of lectures and interviews, and other miscellaneous writings written primarily by John Steuart Curry. Other authors, where known, are noted in the folder listing, along with details about subject content. Subjects of writings include art technique, art history, Curry's artworks, early school essays, and one brief essay on Grant Wood. Also found are an annotated address book and mailing list dating from Curry's years in Westport, Connecticut, and travel notes from his trip to Europe in 1926-1927.
When multiple drafts are present, drafts are filed in the order in which they appear to have been written. Additional notes and writings are scattered throughout the collection.
Description Container Select
Art Materials and Techniques
Maroger Medium, circa 1941
4
19
"Sizing and Mounting of Linen Canvas for Mauroflased Wallpainting", circa 1940
(by Olle Nordmark)
4
20
"Some Methods and Materials to Prepare for Oil Painting", circa 1930-1939
(multiple drafts by Curry)
4
21
Miscellaneous Materials and Techniques, circa 1931-1939
(Includes correspondence with Martin Fischer; Beck, Koller and Co.; Benajmin Moore and Co.; Masonite Corporation; See also Correspondence and Project Files for Reginald Marsh and Helen "Pete" Farr)
4
22
Description of Murals for Kansas State House, circa 1937-1942
(multiple drafts)
4
23
Descriptions of Other Artworks by Curry, circa 1930-1939
4
24
Essays
Essays by Curry, circa 1924-1942
(includes an autobiographical essay; essays on the creative process, art technique, and Grant Wood; see also Correspondence and Project Files)
4
25
Essays by Others about Curry, circa 1936-1946
(includes an essay by Chris L. Christensen; see also Estate Papers)
4
26
School Essays, circa 1911
(includes one illustrated essay by Curry)
4
27
Lectures on American Painting, 1937
4
28
Notes from Slide Lecture on Art History, circa 1936-1946
(2 folders)
4
29-30
Radio Interview Transcript, 1938
4
31
Works Progress Administration Recreation Project Questionnaire, 1940
4
32
Annotated Address Book, circa 1924-1936
4
33
Mailing Lists, circa 1924-1936, 1939
4
34
Travel Notes from Europe, 1926-1927
4
35
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1923-1946
4
36
Poems, 1937, undated
4
37

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