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Philip Bard papers, 1950-1966

Philip Bard papers, 1950-1966

Bard, Philip, 1912-1966

Lithographer, Author

Collection Information

Size: 150 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Papers reflecting Bard's work as a writer and artist, his political attitudes and activity, and his career following a heart operation in 1951. The material includes: poems, drafts and synopses of stories; essays dealing with the role of the social artist in capitalism; clippings and drafts concerning Bard's play, NINTH MONTH MIDNIGHT; letters from Herbert Kruckman, reminiscing about their Art Union and organizing activities; business correspondence, some dealing with Bard's financial situation after 1951; sketchbooks before and after 1951; clippings and catalogues.

Biographical/Historical Note

Writer and artist.


Lent for microfilming 1969 by Mrs. Aza Bard McKenzie, widow of Bard.

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.

Microfilm reels N70-8 and N70-9 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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