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Rachael Griffin papers, 1900-1983

Griffin, Rachael, 1906-1983

Curator, Art teacher


Collection Information

Size: 9 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, family, personal and business correspondence, 1919-1983, correspondence with Suzy Bradbury; photographs of Griffin; material on Timberline, Friends of Timberline, and Contemporary Crafts Association including committee reports, organizational bylaws, artists' correspondence, exhibition and publication files, ca. 1975-1983; files on artists, art organizations and art-related subjects; published and unpublished writings and lectures by Griffin; and material related to Griffin's interest in graphology.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum curator and art instructor. Born in 1906, died 1983. Griffin studied at the University of Oregon from 1924-1926, and at the Museum Art School in 1929. She was an art instructor and in 1960 became curator at the Portland Art Museum. For 20 years she produced weekly radio broadcasts entitled "At the Art Museum".


Donated 1988 by Andrew Griffin, the son of Rachael Griffin.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

Rachael Griffin papers, 1900-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.