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Myron B. Chapin papers, 1919-1958

Chapin, Myron B. (Myron Butman),, 1887-1958


Collection Information

Size: 36 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A 44 page sketchbook, 1958; 1 photograph of a painting; a copy of Chapin's book VISUAL UNDERSTANDING, 1954; a letter from a student regarding this book, 25 clippings; 5 exhibition catalogs, 1921-1937; original Christmas cards; 2 letters to his mother, February 24 and April 14, 1919, in which Chapin writes of a visit to the countryside in France, where he was stationed during World War I, and of the whereabouts of his regiment.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher, illustrator; Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Sketchbook requested by and returned to donor, Chapin's widow, January 8, 1974.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Sketchbook returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D8 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Myron B. Chapin papers, 1919-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.