Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and teacher Morton Traylor measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1936 to 2003. The papers document his career as an artist and administrator of the Virginia Art Institute through biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, slides, and albums of artwork by Traylor. Three scrapbooks document his education and early career through clippings, photographs, exhibition materials, and letters.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2012 by Nathan Simon, Morton Traylor's friend.
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2014. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series, subseries and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with the original folder titles, but not arranged further. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed.