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Samuel Franklin Hershey papers, 1928-1977

Hershey, Samuel Franklin, 1904-1987



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence; a scrapbook; photographs; writings; and a copy of an education abstract.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence; writings, including poems and speeches; 2 clippings; a copy of an education abstract, 1965; and photographs of Hershey at work, and of his works of art.
REEL 3136: 8 letters; a scrapbook, 1929-1935, containing a photograph of Hershey, exhibition catalogs and annoucements, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Rockport, Massachusetts. Was an instructor of Design at Harvard University during the 1940s, an administrator at the Rhode Island School of Design during the 1950s and 1960s, and the Acting Chairman of the Department of Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, during the 1970s.


Material on reel 3136 lent for microfilming 1984, and unmicrofilmed material donated 1984 all by Samuel F. Hershey.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3136: Originals returned to Samuel Hershey after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3136 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Half of the correspondence consists of photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Samuel Franklin Hershey papers, 1928-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.