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Olin Travis papers, 1928-1972

Travis, Olin Herman, 1888-1975

Muralist, Painter, Teacher, Printmaker, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 342 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence; writings, including, notes, typescripts of an autobiographical sketch, "I Found a Nose in Our Alley; Art in Dallas, 1896-1953," and "Portrait Painting as an Art," plays, and limericks; sketches and sketchbooks; exhibition catalogs and clippings; and photos of Travis and his paintings. Also included are photographs of Josephine Travis's teacher Frank Reaugh, and a letter to Josephine Travis from Reaugh.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, teacher; Dallas, Tex. Founded Dallas Art Institute in 1924.


Lent for microfilming 1979 by Josephine Travis, widow of Olin Travis. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Texas project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.