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Thomas Cornell papers

 Collection
Identifier: M323

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Scope and Content

Papers (ca. 1961-2012) of Thomas Cornell including: artwork, professional correspondence; subject files concerning curriculum, teaching, administration, and programs in the visual arts at Bowdoin College; files documenting Cornell’s professional art projects; and information about grants. Papers also include a few original drawings by Cornell, a poem dedicated to Tom Cornell and signed by Anthony Hecht, and a poem (in an edition of 360) signed by May Sarton to Tom and Christa Cornell. Includes drawings made by Cornell of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bayard Rustin during King's speech given at First Parish Church, Brunswick, Maine, May 1964.

Dates

  • Creation: 1961-2012

Creator

Access Restrictions

Unprocessed portion of collection is restricted until processed; prints, posters, drawings, and broadsides are available for research.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Papers (ca. 1961-2012) of Thomas Cornell, artist and visual arts professor at Bowdoin College, 1962-2012, including: artwork, professional correspondence; subject files concerning curriculum, teaching, administration, and programs in the visual arts at Bowdoin College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christa Cornell, 2015, 2021

General

Itemised list of artwork prepared by donor available on request; digital photographs of all artwork also provided by donor.

Processing Information

Posters, prints, broadsides, and drawings available for research.

Title
Guide to the Thomas Cornell Papers
Status
In Progress
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

Contact:
3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288