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Harry Smith papers, 1888-2010, bulk 1987-1990

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INVENTORY OF THE HARRY SMITH PAPERS, 1888-2010, bulk 1987-1990

Title: Harry Smith papers
Dates: 1888-2010, bulk 1987-1990
Number: 2013.M.4
Creator/Collector: Smith, Harry Everett, 1923-1991
Extent: 229.0 linear feet (340 boxes, 4 flatfile folders)
Abstract: The archive was assembled after the death of Harry Smith, polymath filmmaker, painter, and collector of American vernacular art, music, and artifacts. It contains correspondence from the last three years of Smith's life, a selection of Smith's manuscripts and art, most of his original films, his final audio project, Materials for the Study of Religion and Culture in the Lower East Side or Movies for Blind People, and a sizeable portion of his realia collections, including paper airplanes.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Annette Leddy