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William George Allan papers, 1953-1974

Allan, William George, 1936-

Painter, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 167 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters received from Philip McCracken, James McGrath (1 illustrated with a watercolor drawing and 2 with serigraphs) Michael Moore, Joseph Raffael, Judy North Raffael, Peter Voulkos, and William T. Wiley, and 5 illustrated letters from Allan to his parents describing his army experiences in Germany and Turkey; poems by William Witherup; financial papers; 3 photographs of Bruce Nauman's performance piece "Three Well Known Knots," and one of James McGrath, 1954; exhibition announcements and catalogs, including 2 silkscreened and hand-colored posters for James McGrath exhibitions; 1 felt-tip pen on paper abstract drawing by Paul McCracken (21 x 30.5 cm.); and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, educator. Art professor, California State University, Sacramento, 1968- ; b. 1936


Donated 1977 and 1979 by William George Allan.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2156 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

William George Allan papers, 1953-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.