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Comins (Eben F.) Collection
MS.692  
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Library and Archives at the Autry
    Title: Eben Farrington Comins Collection
    Creator: Pinkham, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.692
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1939
    Abstract: This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue.
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue. The book in which these papers were found is 970.1 I57f, 1941 c. 1, Final act of the First Inter-American Conference on Indian Life, held at Patzcuaro, State of Michoacan, Mexico, April 14-24, 1940 , which is illustrated by Comins.

    Preferred Citation

    Eben Farrington Comins Collection, 1937-1939, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles; MS.692.

    Processing History

    Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 8, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Acquired in a donation from Mrs. A. P. Drasdo, 1985 August 14.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Museum of the American West. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Research Services and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Museum of the American West as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit https://theautry.org/research-collections/library-and-archives  and fill out the Researcher Application Form.

    Biographical Note

    Eben Farrington Comins (1875, May 19 - 1949, April 13) was born in Boston, MA on May 19, 1875. Comins studied in Boston with Tarbell and continued in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts. He was active in Los Angeles from 1917-19 during which time he exhibited locally and taught at the state normal school. He exibited at the Friday Morning Club (LA), 1917; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1917; Calif. Art Club, 1918; and LACMA, 1919.
    Comins later taught for thirty years or more at the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, and for ten years in his own former studio in Boston. He received a gold medal at the Panama Exposition in 1915, for his contribution to the teaching of art. He died in Falls Church, VA, in 1949.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bulletin of the Pan American Union
    Artists -- United States
    Articles
    Correspondence
    Indians of Central America -- Guatemala
    Indians of South America -- Peru
    Indians That I Have Drawn
    Comins, Eben Farrington