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Maynard Dixon papers, 1891-1974

Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 3 Reels, ca. 1,650 items (on three microfilm reels)

Summary: Poems; BOOK OF WISDOM, edited by Dixon; biographical material and biography by Grant Wallace for W.P.A., 1936; catalogues, printed material, news clippings; Manifesto of California Society of Artists; letters from prominent individuals such as James D. Hart, Ansel Adams, Jacob Zeitlin, suggesting Dixon as subject for a commemorative stamp; and correspondence with "Drygulch Dick," Robert Macbeth, his father, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mural painter (San Francisco, Calif.)


Lent for microfilming 1974 by Edith Hamlin, wife of Maynard Dixon.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to Edith Hamlin after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 822-824 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

Maynard Dixon papers, 1891-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.