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Paul Brooks Willis papers, 1930-1978

Paul Brooks Willis papers, 1930-1978

Willis, Paul Brooks, 1903-1981


Collection Information

Size: 1 microfilm reel.

Summary: Letters and postcards from Willis in Paris to his family and letters from Home savings and Loan Association of Los Angeles, Calif. and the Santa Monica Public library; exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations and clippings; a guestbook from an open house honoring Willis; 2 scrapbooks containing clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, postcards and newspaper clippings about his experiences as an ambulance driver on the western front during World War II; lists of art work, gallery receipts and consignment sheets; a sketchbook of watercolors; a photograph album of his art work and photographs of Willis, his family, friends, and art work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Farmington, New Mexico. Taught art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, 1941-1942, and was the director of of the Field School of the University of New Mexico at Taos, 1941-1942.


Lent for microfilming, 1984, by Helen Willis, Paul's widow, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Helen Willis, after microfilming.

Microfilm reel 3340 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; AAA's Washington, D.C. office; and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.