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Marvin Cone papers, 1908-1977

Marvin Cone papers, 1908-1977

Cone, Marvin Dorwart, 1891-1965


Collection Information

Size: 650 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, consisting of 322 letters; biographical material, including a resume; essays about art and other writings, including a play titled "Strings," ca. 1910, written by Cone and Grant Wood, then in high school; a typescript of radio broadcasts; a catalog of Cone's paintings; a photograph album; photographs of Cone and of works of art; bills and receipts; a scrapbook of clippings, catalogs, photographs, letters, and memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, announcements and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lifelong friends with Grant Wood, and also acquainted with gallery director Ed Rowan.


Lent for microfilming 1977 by Mrs. Marvin Cone.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Marvin Cone, after microfilming.

Microfilm reels 1366-1367 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.