American Decorative Wall Painting (1952, 1972, 1989)

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts

Location Note

Folders 21.760-24.870, OS Box 3-4

GUSN

GUSN-301812

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Description

This series contains correspondence, drafts, photographs, and related research accumulated while Nina Fletcher Little was working on the various editions of her book American Decorative Wall Painting (1952, 1972, and 1989). These files, originally contained in five record cartons, relate to the study of early American murals, architectural painting, and floor painting. In the course of her research, Little attributed many wall paintings in New England homes to itinerant and regional artists, such as Rufus Porter. She also researched early nineteenth-century paint recipes.

Details

Collection Code

MS015

Collection Name

Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little papers

Reference Code

MS015.02.02

Record Details

Description Level

Series

Location Note

Folders 21.760-24.870, OS Box 3-4