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Robert J. Forsyth research material on John B. Flannagan, 1931-1987

Forsyth, Robert J.

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 2.4 Linear feet

Summary: Research material on sculptor John Bernard Flannagan gathered in preparation for Forsyth's Ph.D dissertation on Flannagan (Univ. of Minnesota, 1965) and for an incomplete catalog raisonne. Included are photocopies of letters from Flannagan to the Works Progress Administration regarding his dismissal, 1933-1934; Forsyth's correspondence with Flannagan's acquaintances, collectors, art historians, and dealers, 1955-1987; an incomplete typescript of the catalogue raisonne, and other writings on Flannagan by Forsyth; notes and notebooks; research files including interviews, notes and printed material; exhibition catalogs and clippings, 1931-1976; and 1.0 linear ft. of photographs and negatives of Flannagan's art work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; Eden Prairie, Minn. Flannagan was an American sculptor and engraver, 1895?-1942.


Donated 1991 by Forsyth.

Related Materials

Correspondence of Robert J. Forsyth, 1960-1961, is also located at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert J. Forsyth research material on John B. Flannagan, 1931-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.