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William S. Schwartz papers, 1921-1967

Schwartz, William S. (William Samuel), 1896-1977

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 8 reels)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, and printed materials.
REELS D58-D64: Correspondence, biographical information, photographs, clippings, and catalogs for exhibitions in which Schwartz participated, including extensive catalogs from the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1921-1960.
REEL 3471: Letters from the Illinois State Historical Library, Joslyn Art Museum, the University of Nebraska, Southern Methodist University, Oklahoma Art Center, and other institutions which have received donations of paintings by Schwartz, 1966-1967.
UNMICROFILMED: A curriculum vitae; photographs of Schwartz, one of him and his wife, Mona, and of his works of art; and his hand-written "Credo".

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and sculptor; Chicago, Illinois.


Material on reels D58-D64 lent for microfilming 1961 by Schwartz; portions were subsequently donated 1967 by Schwartz with material on reel 3471.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels D58-D64: Originals returned to lender, William S. Schwartz, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D58-D64, 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Reel 3471: some letters are 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

William S. Schwartz papers, 1921-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.