Papers, 1943-1981, gathered by Ruth Goddard, a biographer of Salinas. Included are: correspondence; price lists; portions of interview transcripts about Salinas; a few manuscript pages; the cover and title page of Goddard's 1975 book, PORFIRIO SALINAS; an unpublished article on Salinas by Goddard; two photos of Salinas; and miscellany.
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Ruth Goddard (1912-?) was Porfirio Salinas's agent and upon his death, his biographer. Ruth was Salinas's agent for more than three decades. She introduced Porfirio's paintings in Austin when there were no art galleries in the city. Ruth started her business by selling prints.
Source: Porfirio Salinas, Ruth Goddard, Rock House Press, Austin, 1975.
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AAA online guide at https://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/ruth-goddard-material-porfirio-salinas-10610.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1981 by Ruth Goddard. (From Smithsonian AAA)
Note: The Ruth Goddard Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing the Goddard papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, the Goddard papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.
Ruth Goddard material on Porfirio Salinas, 1943-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/5/resources/542 Accessed April 19, 2021.
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