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A Finding Aid to the Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006 | Digitized Collection

Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

Tam, Reuben, 1916-1991

Painter, Educator

Representative image for Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

This site provides access to the papers of Reuben Tam in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2017, and total 10,698 images.

The processing and digitization of the Reuben Tam papers received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Collection Information

Size: 8.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Reuben Tam (1916-1991) was an American landscape painter in Maine and Hawaii.

Provenance

Scrapbooks were lent for microfilming 1970 by Reuben Tam and were subsequently donated in 2009 along with additional papers by Geraldine King Tam, Reuben Tam's widow.

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Funding

The processing and digitization of the Reuben Tam papers received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.