Frances Toor Collection

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Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, California 92263

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frances Toor Collection
Dates: ca. 1930
Collection Number: S2016.5
Creator/Collector: Frances Toor
Extent: .6 linear feet (2 boxes, 247 items)
Repository: Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, California 92263
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: English


The collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Frances Toor Collection . Collection Number: S2016.5. Palm Springs Art Museum

Acquisition Information

Donated by her brother Herbert Toor.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection (ca. 1930) includes black & white photographs of Mexican murals, muralists, and other related documents. Notes on photographs indicate these may have been used for publications.

Indexing Terms

Art - Mexican
Mexican - Artists
Toor, Frances (1890-1956) - Archives
Anthropologists - United States

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