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Paul Sample papers, 1890-1974

Sample, Paul Starrett, 1896-1974

Muralist, Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 2.8 Linear feet, (partially filmed on 4 reels)

Summary: Correspondence biographical materials, photographs, sketchbooks, printed materials, exhibition materials, watercolors, price lists, inventories, and writings.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence with galleries, other artists, and friends; writings, including speeches and short stories; price lists; inventories of Sample's works; exhibition files containing catalogs, announcements, press releases, and clippings; certificates of award; sketchbooks, sketches, and watercolors; personal photographs; and photographs of works of art.
REEL 1197: Two sketchbooks containing watercolor and pencil sketches of Iceland, undated.
REEL 333-335: Correspondence; exhibition catalogs; writings; biographical data; clippings; and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator; Norwich, Vermont. Full name is Paul Starrett Sample. Born Louisville, Ky.


Material on reels 1197 and portions of 333-335 lent for microfilming and donated 1971-1977 by Paul Sample. Remainder donated in 1974 by his widow, Sylvia Sample.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 1197 and portions of 333-335: Originals returned to lenders, Paul and Sylvia Sample, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 333-335, 1197 available for use 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

Paul Sample papers, 1890-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.