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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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

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

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3340 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; AAA's Washington, D.C. office; and 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

Paul Brooks Willis papers, 1930-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.