Guide to the Merritt Collection of Jose Clemente Orozco

Finding aid created by Jamie Weber
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library 2009
Claremont University Consortium
Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
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Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Merritt Collection of Jose Clemente Orozco
Creator: Merritt, Dorothy and Earl "Fuzz"
Dates: 1930-1980
Quantity: .25 feet (1 box)
Repository: Libraries of the Claremont Colleges. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
800 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont University Consortium
Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings regarding the painting of Jose Orozco's mural "Prometheus" in Frary Hall at Pomona College.
Collection Number: h2009.2
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical location: Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights resides with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Merritt Collection of Jose Clemente Orozco. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Jack Merritt in 2008.

Processing Information

Arranged and processed by Jamie Weber in 2009.


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, clippings relating to the painting of the Prometheus mural at Frary Hall, Pomona College; and images of Frary Hall and the Prometheus mural.


Series 1 Clippings
Series 2 Correspondence
Series 3 Manuscripts
Series 4 Images of Frary Hall

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Mural Painting and Decoration-California-Claremont
Orozco, Jose Clemente, 1883-1949
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Prometheus (Greek deity)--Art

Detailed Description of the Collection


Series 1  Clippings, 1930 - 1980

Box 1, folder 1

Orozco Clippings, 1951-1965


Student Life Clippings, 1930-1953


Series 2  Correspondence, 1930 - 1980


Correspondence between Lucille McCarthy and Shelton Beatty, 1965


Correspondence between Shelton Beatty, Allen Hawley, Robert Brown, and Glen Turner, 1957


Correspondence from Charles Edmunds to Joseph Pijoan, 1930


Correspondence from George Marston to Joseph Pijoan, 1930


Correspondence from Jose Orozco to Dorothy Merritt, 1930


Correspondence from Laurence Hurlburt to Earl "Fuzz" and Dorothy Merritt, 1980


Correspondence from Marjorie Woodford to Ann Haller, 1949


Correspondence from Robert Brown to Dorothy Merritt, 1980


Series 3  Manuscripts


"Jose Clemente Orozco" by Dorothy Merritt, Undated


"Orozco, Mexican Revolutionary, Brings Fire to our Campus" by Earl "Fuzz" Merritt, Undated


Series 4  Images of Frary Hall


Photograph of Frary Hall by Loyd Cooper, Undated


"Prometheus" postcard, Undated