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Marian Simpson clippings and photographs, 1934-1958

Simpson, Marian, 1899-1978

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 2 Reels, ca.20 items (on partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Photographs and clippings.
Reel NDA 1: Photographs of marble panels for the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, California done for the Federal Art Project.
Reel NDA 3(frames 21-30): Newpaper clippings from San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles papers on Simpson's murals and mosaics, 1934 and 1958.[untitled on microfilm]

Biographical/Historical Note

Marian Simpson (1899-1978) was a painter and mosaicist from Berkeley, Calif. Worked on the Federal Art Project of the Work Projects Administration.


Material on reel NDA 1 lent for microfilming 1964 by Marian Simpson; and material on reel NDA 3 lent 1964 by Lewis Ferbrache.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel NDA 1: Originals returned to Marian Simpson after microfilming.
  • Reel NDA 3: Originals returned to Lewis Ferbrache after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 1 & NDA 3 available for use 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

Marian Simpson clippings and photographs, 1934-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.