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Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1947

Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926

Painter, Etcher, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 5 Reels, ca. 1900 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

Summary: REEL 2772: Sketches, watercolors, prints, and manuscripts.
REELS 3275-3276, 3282-3283: An autobiographical sketch; biographical material; letters to his wife, 1874; awards and certificates; transcript of a journal kept in Fort Ellis, July and August 1871; a journal kept on a trip to Mexico, 1882-1883; notebooks containing account records and lists of paintings, 1873-1922; Ruth Moran's notebooks containing records of her father's work; ca. 1500 sketches; photographs of Moran and of his paintings; a photograph of Mary Nimmo Moran; typescripts of articles on Moran; a thesis by Samuel Sachs II, "Thomas Moran-Drawings and Watercolors"; clippings; and exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Santa Barbara, Calif.


Microfilmed 1984 with other selected art related papers form the Gilcrease Institute.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2772, 3275-3276 & 3282-3283 available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Thomas Moran papers, 1870-1947. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.