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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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1366-1367 available 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

Marvin Cone papers, 1908-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.