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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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1831 available 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

Olin Travis papers, 1928-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.