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Jeanne Herron Richards papers

Identifier: AAA 8349

A resume; business and personal correspondence, including letters from Richards to her family from Paris, and correspondence with galleries and museums; business records, including invoices and receipts; exhibition catalogs; photographs of Richards, her family, friends, and her work; and ink drawings.


  • 1888-1981


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Microfilm reel 3122 available at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Library), 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005, and through interlibrary loan.

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40 Items

1 Microfilm Reel

Biographical / Historical

Jeanne Herron Richards was born in 1923 in Aurora, Illinois. She received her MFA from The University of Iowa in 1954, and was a 1954-1955 Fulbright grantee to Paris, France. She served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943-1946, was a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Society of Washington Printmakers, and was listed as a notable artist in Marquis’ "Who's Who in American Art.” Richards worked primarily as a printmaker and painter, and taught Art at several universities, including the University of Nebraska and the State University Iowa. She exhibited nationally, participating in one of her earliest group exhibits, the "First Annual Dallas National Print Exhibition," in 1953. Her art is collected at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in Nebraska, and the Museum of Nebraska Art, among others.


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Acquisition Information

Lent for microfilming 1982 by Jeanne Herron Richards. Originals returned to the lender, Jeanne Herron Richards, after microfilming.

Note: The Jeanne Herron Richards 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 the MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing these 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, these papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository