Correspondence to and from Thomas B. Brumbaugh - 1941-1970

About the Project

Turn the pages on the inner workings of galleries and archives as you transcribe correspondence between Professor Thomas Brumbaugh and various artists spanning nearly 30 years. The correspondence is part of an amalgamation of letters written and received by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art. Included in this project are letters between Brumbaugh and various artists, including American playwright and writer Oliver Wolcott Gibbs, mural artist Barry Faulkner, and Louis Hardin.

From his youth, Thomas Brumbaugh (1921-2011) collected autographed correspondence. Mr. Brumbaugh?s collecting instincts resulted in a unique collaborative collection. The letters in his collection provide a glimpse into the lives of a variety of 19th and 20th century American artists, including Abbott Thayer. Brumbaugh was a professor of fine arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and author of many articles on American art and artists.

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