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Tony Sarg papers, 1904-1963

Sarg, Tony, 1880-1942

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 2 Reels, ca. 2000 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical sketches; published and unpublished writings including a lecture on puppetry and puppet play scripts by Sarg and Remo Bufano; sketches of marionettes; reports of audience reaction to puppet performances; business correspondence with Ernest Briggs; photographs of puppets and puppeteers; clippings; catalogs; programs; and printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Puppeteer, marionettist, childrens' books illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist, painter, craftsman, lecturer, and writer; New York, N.Y. His full name was Anthony Frederick Sarg.


Lent for microfilming, 1979, Detroit Institute of Art Archives.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Detroit Institute of Art Archives.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1776-1777 available at Archives of American Art offices 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

Tony Sarg papers, 1904-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.