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Thomas Clyde Colt papers, 1853-1979

Thomas Clyde Colt papers, 1853-1979

Colt, Thomas Clyde, 1905-

Museum director

Collection Information

Size: 4.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; biographical data; photographs; scrapbooks; business and financial records; exhibition announcements; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Museum director; Dayton, Ohio. Director of the Portland Art Association, 1948-1956,(the owner and governing body of the Portland Art Museum), and the Dayton Art Institute, 1957-1975.


Donated and lent April 1979 by Thomas Clyde Colt.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1559: Originals returned to Thomas Clyde Colt after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1559 and 1619-1620 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Thomas Clyde Colt papers, 1853-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.