Skip to main content

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

Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006

Tam, Reuben, 1916-1991

Painter, Educator

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.


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.

Related Materials