Finding Aid to the Eben F. Comins Collection MS.692

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 8


Title: Eben Farrington Comins Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.692
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1937-1939
Abstract: This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue.
creator: Pinkham, Mr. and Mrs. Roy

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of ephemera found in a book donated to the Library. Papers include correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham from 1937, exhibition announcements for works by Eben Farrington Comins from 1938, and an article by Comins titled "Indians That I Have Drawn," from the Bulletin of the Pan American Union July 1939 issue. The book in which these papers were found is 970.1 I57f, 1941 c. 1, Final act of the First Inter-American Conference on Indian Life, held at Patzcuaro, State of Michoacan, Mexico, April 14-24, 1940, which is illustrated by Comins.

Preferred citation

Eben Farrington Comins Collection, 1937-1939, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.692.

Processing history

Processed by Library staff after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 8, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Acquired in a donation from Mrs. A. P. Drasdo, 1985 August 14.

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Biographical note

Eben Farrington Comins (1875, May 19 - 1949, April 13) was born in Boston, MA on May 19, 1875. Comins studied in Boston with Tarbell and continued in Paris at Ecole des Beaux Arts. He was active in Los Angeles from 1917-19 during which time he exhibited locally and taught at the state normal school. He exibited at the Friday Morning Club (LA), 1917; Kanst Gallery (LA), 1917; Calif. Art Club, 1918; and LACMA, 1919.
Comins later taught for thirty years or more at the St. Paul School of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, and for ten years in his own former studio in Boston. He received a gold medal at the Panama Exposition in 1915, for his contribution to the teaching of art. He died in Falls Church, VA, in 1949.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Comins, Eben Farrington, 1875-1949
Articles
Artists -- United States
Bulletin of the Pan American Union
Correspondence
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala
Indians of South America -- Peru
Indians That I Have Drawn