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Frances Toor Collection
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The collection relates to Mexico, including pre-Columbian objects, paintings and works on paper by Mexican modernists, and other artworks were likely collected by Frances Toor and following her death, acquired by inheritance by her brother Herbert Toor. Frances Toor, American, 1890-1956, was an American author, publisher, anthropologist and ethnographer whose books and journal "Mexican Folkways" introduced Americans to the folk traditions and art of revolutionary Mexico. She received her MA Anthropology from UC Berkeley.
.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 247 items)
No interpretive restriction is placed on material. Separate permissions to be obtained for publishing material. Property rights to the physical object belong to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where Palm Springs Art Museum does not hold the copyright.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only.