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Oliver O'Connor Barrett papers, 1930-1980

Oliver O'Connor Barrett papers, 1930-1980

Barrett, Oliver O'Connor, 1908-

Art teacher, Sculptor, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear ft. (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, art works, writings, photographs, printed material, and business records document Barrett's sculpture and life.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, illustrator, and teacher; New York, N.Y. and Colchester, England. Born Oliver O'Connor Barrett in London, England, Barrett studied at Fircroft College, Birmingham, England, and is a self-taught sculptor. In 1940, he arrived in the United States, becoming a sculpture and drawing instructor at the Putney School in Vermont (1941-1942), Tulane University (1942), and Cooper Union Art School (1945). Barrett produced illustrations for TOWN AND COUNTRY and other magazines, and has published poems and short stories. He later returned to England. He often shortened his name to Connor Barrett.


Reel 138: A press release, clippings, exhibition catalogs, a bulletin, and programs were transferred to the Library of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 138, 3837, and 4391 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

Oliver O'Connor Barrett papers, 1930-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.