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Joseph Cain papers, 1955-1984

Cain, Joseph Alexander, 1920-1980

Painter, Mosaicist, Educator, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Personal and professional papers.
REELS 3450-3451: Biographical material; correspondence; manuscript on casein painting; inventory of works donated to Southwest collections; certificates and awards; exhibition catalogs and announcements; photocopies of a sketchbook and sketches; writings; printed materials; and photographs of Cain, his family, and paintings. Also included are tape recordings of lectures and slides.
REEL 3359: Art reviews written by Cain for the Corpus Christi Caller, the local newspaper.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, teacher, art critic; Corpus Christi, Tx.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1984 by Mrs. Joseph Cain, except for art reviews which were lent.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • REEL 3359 Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3359 & 3450-3451 available for use only at 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

Joseph Cain papers, 1955-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.