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Loretta Hines Howard papers, 1926-1941

Howard, Loretta Hines, 1904-1982



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially filmed on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, writings, printed material and original art work.
REELS 2006-2007: Letters from Robert Henri discussing painting, color theory, travel plans, and suggestions for Howard's studio, 1926-1928, and 23 letters from his wife, Marjorie, commenting on their work, his final illness, and estate settlement, 1926-1930; 4 letters from Violet Organ, Marjorie Henri's sister, about Marjorie's final illness, 1930; 2 letters from Emma Bellows, 1928; a letter and 2 original Christmas cards from Walt Kuhn, 1935-1941; Henri's typed explanantion of his color theory, with notes; a printed memorial to N. Rabilowitz by Henri and clippings on Henri; and miscellany.
UNMICROFILMED: A framed color chart painted by Robert Henri.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, New York City. Married to Howell Howard. Henri painted Loretta Howard's portrait, 1925.


Acquired through Eloise Spaeth [trustee].

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2006-2007 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Loretta Hines Howard papers, 1926-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.