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John Schrup and Sally Tobin papers

Identifier: AAA 10551

Correspondence; financial information; clippings; catalogs; and announcements.


  • 1955-1980


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1 partial Microfilm Reel

Biographical / Historical

Sally Tobin (1941- 2010) was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and her family moved to Dallas after WWII. Tobin received her degree from the University of Dallas and the Art Institute of Chicago, and taught drawing and painting in the Dallas County Community College District for 22 years. After relocating to Taos in 1992, Tobin taught for several years in the Art Department at UNM, Taos. Together, Tobin and Schrup established the Gallery for Dallas Artists in 1978 and were members of the local Arts Equity. The Gallery was open for a year and the inaugural exhibition displayed the work of artists such as, Jeanne Mason Koch, Ruth Natinsky, Annelies Kahn, Laurence Scholder, and James Allumbaugh. After moving to Taos, Schrup retired from teaching and pursued his studio work, and both he and Tobin maintained an active involvement in the art community.

John Schrup (1937-2018) was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He was a Dominican Friars Novitiate in Winona, MN from 1957-58, and in 1964 he received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Schrup taught drawing and painting at Wichita State University from 1964-1966, and was Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Dallas from 1966-1970 where he met Sally Tobin. from 1970-1992 he was Professor of Drawing, Painting and Design at El Centro College in Dallas, TX, after which he and Tobin moved to Taos, NM.


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Acquisition Information

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1981 by John Schrup and Sally Tobin. Originals returned to the lenders, John Schrup and Sally Tobin, after microfilming

Note: The John Schrup and Sally Tobin 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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Microfilm reel 2883 available for use through interlibrary loan.

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Repository Details

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