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Octavio Medellin papers, 1932-1979

Octavio Medellin papers, 1932-1979

Medellin, Octavio, 1907 or 8-1999

Sculptor, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 2.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical information; photographs; writings and notes; business records; exhibition catalogs; and printed material.

REELS 2246-2247: Biographical information; a proposal by the Creative Arts Center of Dallas to include a sculpture by Medellin in the Dallas City Hall; correspondence (some in Spanish); exhibition catalogs; printed material; and photographs of Medellin and his work. The proposal contains biographical information, lists of exhibitions and works, photos of his work, and testimonial letters.

UNMICROFILMED: Biographical information; correspondence; slides of Medellin and friends, his work, and his students' work; writings and notes; business records, including papers concerning commissioned mosiacs and sculpture; printed material; ca. 400 photographs and negatives of his classes and miscellaneous subjects and a videotape cassette of a television interview; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor, teacher; Dallas, Tex.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1981-1983 by Octavio Medellin.

Related Materials

Octavio Medellin papers also at Syracuse University.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2246-2247 available for use 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

Octavio Medellin papers, 1932-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.