Howard Finster collection

Howard Finster collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Finster, Howard, 1916-
Creator: High Museum of Art.
Title: Howard Finster collection
Dates: 1900s
Quantity: 106.0 Linear feet (84 oversized boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3356

Biographical/Historical Note

The Reverend Howard Finster emerged from the rural Appalachian culture of northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia to become one of America's most important creative personalities in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He was a visionary artist in various visual media as well as a poet and a musician, and his creative output and cultural influence were enormous. Although he has been called "the Picasso of folk artists," his fusion of tradition and innovation makes the label "folk artist" questionable. He called himself a "stranger from another world" and a "man of visions," and described his brain as being "beyond the light of sun." Finster was not unique as a self-taught environmental and visual artist: many significant individuals in the South and beyond have created distinctive and inspired art works and environments. Yet well before his death he had produced a highly personal body of work, including thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints; and recorded and written narratives and musical material--original songs and folk-style improvisations on homemade tapes as well as commercial LP and CD issues. He had been included in hundreds of exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1984 and a major exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in 1996. He had interacted and collaborated with artists, rock musicians, students, and teachers. His bibliography includes two major monographs, autobiographical books, and recordings, as well as hundreds of articles and entries in exhibition catalogs. Finster's most original and powerful contributions to art were his garden, the sculptural and architectural works within it such as his bicycle frame constructions and the World's Folk Art Church, and the powerful paintings of the 1970s and early 1980s. These latter works, rich in formal and poetic invention, are apocalyptic visions laced with humor and personal/universal imagery. In the last fifteen years of his life Finster continued to be featured in numerous exhibitions, the most important being his retrospective at the High Museum of Art. As his health declined he continued to make art, although the forms and images became more repetitious and less inventive. He and Pauline moved away from the Paradise Garden to a home in Summerville but returned regularly to the gallery/visitors' center that his family maintained, where he greeted visitors with banjo playing and songs and impromptu sermons and monologues. When he died in 2001 the garden was being maintained by his family and supporters, while important three-dimensional works, as well as paintings, had been placed in collections and museums. There is a permanent installation of his work at the High Museum. Howard Finster is now recognized as a major artist, rather than an interesting eccentric belonging to some hard-to-define subcategory of "outsider" or "folk" art. He ultimately forged an important body of work that lives up to the most frequently quoted inscription from his garden: "I took the pieces you threw away and put them together by night and day, washed by rain and dried by sun, a million pieces all in one." New Georgia Encyclopedia - Howard Finster (ca. 1915-2001) http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-977 (Retrieved October 27, 2009)


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the paper records of Howard Finster, including correspondence, postcards, notebooks and various writings. The collection also contains the art related materials the High Museum did not imagine would be used in exhibits of his art. This includes unfinished works as well as such items as: paper on wood in many different shapes; plate with Gerald Ford on it; painted yellow gourd; 1 container of Minwax; an empty Kodak Camera box; various paint containers; brushes, knives and other art related items.


Index Terms

Artists' materials--Georgia.
Artists' writings.
Artists, American--Georgia--Correspondence.
Correspondence
Finster, Howard, 1916- -- Correspondence
Folk artists--Georgia.
Notebooks.
Postcards.
Unfinished works of art.
Writings (document genre)

General Notes

Related collections held by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howard Finster collection, 1900s.. MS 3356. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Oversize_BoxItem
11Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
12Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
13Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
14Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
15Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
16Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
17Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
18Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
19Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
110Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
111Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
112Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
113Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
114Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
115Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
116Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
117Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
118Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
119Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
120Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
121Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
122Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
123Baggie of 22 Greeting Cards, 1 Postcard
 
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21Biographical Data
 
22Membership Certificate, Undated
 
23Correspondence: Letters, Undated
 
24Correspondence: Cards, Undated
 
25Correspondence, February-October 1948
 
26Correspondence, 1943-1944, 1947
 
27Correspondence, December 8-December 21, 1948
 
28Correspondence, December 22-December 31, 1948
 
29Correspondence, January-March 1949
 
210Correspondence, April-July 1949, April-Oct. 1950
 
211Correspondence, 1980-1981
 
212Correspondence, 1967, 1970-1978
 
213Correspondence, /undated [1985] and Jan.-August 1985
 
214Correspondence, 1983-1984
 
215Correspondence, September-December 1985
 
216Correspondence, January-March 1986
 
217Correspondence, 1982
 
218Correspondence, April-June 1986
 
219Correspondence, July-September 1986
 
220Correspondence, October-December 1986
 
221Correspondence, January-October 1987
 
222Correspondence, November-December 1987
 
223Writings; Notebooks, Undated
 
224Writings; Notebooks, Undated
 
225Writings, Undated
 
226Writings, Undated
 
227Writings, 1947, 1950-1956, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1980-1982
 
228Miscellaneous Notes by Finster, and Others
 
229Writings by Others, with Notes by Howard Finster
 
230Song Lyric Notebook, Undated
 
231Bibliography, Last Entry 1984
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
31Plastic Milton Bradley Colortone Container
 
32Plastic Milton Bradley Colortone Container
 
33Metal Can Arista Powder Paint
 
34Cardboard Box w/ Unused Garment Tags
 
35Blue Bell Mason Jar w/ Little Containers
 
36Baby Food Jar w/ Half Moon Pieces
 
37Baby Food Jar w/ Metal Fragments
 
38Tin Can w/ Paint Brushes/Nails/Dried Paint
 
39Tin Can w/ Assorted Items (Meat Can)
 
310Cut-off Coca-Cola 2 Ltr. w/ Painting & Sign./Filled
 
311Baby Food Jar w/ Larger Half-Moon Pieces
 
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41Nescafe Jar Filled w/ Blue ShavingsNescafe Jar Filled w/ Blue Shavings
 
42Bottle of Liquitex Glass Polymer Medium
 
43Olive Jar w/ Plastic Craft Eyes
 
44"Florida" Marmalade Jar Filled with Staples, Nails, Metal Pieces/Plastic Toys
 
45Baby Food Jar w/ Gold Glitter
 
46Mason Jar w/ Lid Filled w/ Plastic Toothpicks & Plastic Shavings-Multicolored
 
47Glass Jar Filled w/ Bottlecaps
 
48Glass Jar Filled w/ Bottlecaps
 
49Can Arista Powder Paint
 
410Can Arista Powder Paint
 
411Container of Silver Glitter
 
412Can Filled w/ Magnet, Nails, Container of Thumbtacks
 
413"Juice" Bottle Filled w/ Purple Shavings
 
414Glass Jar Filled w/ Sewings Pieces? Beads, Wire Metal Ornaments & Wire/ Plastic Beads
 
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51Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
52Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
53Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
54Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
55Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
56Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
57Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
58Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
59Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
510Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
511Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
512Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
513Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
514Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
515Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
516Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
517Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
518Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
519Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
520Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
521Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
522Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
523Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
524Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
525Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
526Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
527Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
528Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
529Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
530Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
531Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
532Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
533Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
534Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
535Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
536Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
537Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
538Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
539Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
540Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
541Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
542Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
543Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
544Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
545Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
546Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
547Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
548Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
549Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
550Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
551Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
552Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
553Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
554Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
555Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
5561 Cent Symbol Cut Out
 
Oversize_BoxItem
61Large Bag of Blue Lame & Blue Sequined Fabric Scraps
 
62Bag Gold Lame Fabric Scraps
 
63Bag Silver Lame Faric Scraps
 
64Bag Misc. Fabric Scraps
 
65Thimble
 
66Tracing Wheel
 
67Knitting Needle Case
 
68Embroidered Lame Samples
 
69Embroidered Lame Samples
 
610Embroidered Lame Samples
 
611Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
612Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
613Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
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71Metal Utility Knife
 
72Metal Utility Knife
 
73Real Pair of Scissors
 
74Screwdriver
 
759/16" & 1/2" Socket Wrench
 
76Compass
 
77Tire Pressure Gauge
 
78Box with Magnet and Nails
 
79Hammer Handle
 
710Chisel
 
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81Baggie of 5 Unopened Make-up Brush Packs
 
82Baggie of 8 Paintbrushes ans 2 Dirty Knives
 
83King B Box Filled w/ 203 Wooden Discount Tokens
 
84King B Box Empty (Goes w/ Small Cans etc.)
 
85Painted Cup w/ Foamy Pad, Gold Glitter, Swift Premium Potted Meat Can Filled w/ Gold Glitter
 
86Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
87Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
88Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
89Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
810Baggie of 4 Playing Cards and 1 Baseball Card
 
811Baggie of 24 Packages of Miniature Can Labels, 4 Packages of Miniature Cans, 1 Package of Miniature Jars and Lids
 
812Baggie of 51 Bottle Caps
 
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91Antelope Horn w/ Cymbals Attached
 
92Baggie, Red Toy Monkey, Chair Leg, Bendy Toy Snake
 
93Baggie, Toy Detective Badge, Octagon Shaped Container, Round Decorative Plastic Ring
 
94Hanging Spring Scale-Langley Fisherman's
 
95Baggie, 2 Porous Sanding Stones
 
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101Mirror in Heart-Shaped Frame
 
102Lamp Base
 
103Broken "Lollies" Jar Filled w/ Leaves Shards & Fragments of Glass
 
104Aftershave Bottle in Shape of Car
 
105Cachet Perfume Bottle
 
106Empty Peanut Jar-No Lid
 
107Circuit Cover
 
108Log Cabin Shaped Aftershave Bottle
 
109Shaped Glass Piece
 
1010Sealed Beaker Tube From Laboratory
 
1011Coffee Can Filled w/ Mirror Fragments
 
1012Portable Mirror-Holds Batteries
 
101317 Glass & Mirror Fragments
 
10142 Laminated Plexi-glass Strips w/ Sequin Star & Sunburst Sealed b/w the Two Strips
 
1015Cardboard Box w/ Plastic Bowl Inside Filled w/ Tiny Glass Fragments and a Few Nails
 
1016Coffee Can Filled w/ Small Tooled Mirror
 
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11Type Pieces/Boxes Assorted, Pink Bowl, 40 Watt Light Bulb Box, Trays, Spacers & Line Spacers
 
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121Letter Cut Out
 
122Letter Cut-out
 
123Letter Cut-out
 
124Letter Cut-out
 
125Letter Cut-out
 
126Letter Cut-out
 
127Letter Cut-out
 
128Letter Cut-out
 
129Letter Cut-out
 
1210Letter Cut-out
 
1211Letter Cut-out
 
1212Letter Cut-out
 
1213Letter Cut-out
 
1214Letter Cut-out
 
1215Letter Cut-out
 
1216Letter Cut-out
 
1217Letter Cut-out
 
1218Letter Cut-out
 
1219Letter Cut-out
 
1220Letter Cut-out
 
1221Letter Cut-out
 
1222Letter Cut-out
 
1223Letter Cut-out
 
1224Letter Cut-out
 
1225Letter Cut-out
 
1226Painted Box- Probably Made by Finster
 
1227Antenna Rotator Box Filled w/ Bike Parts/Assorted Valves/Sales Receipts
 
1228Handlebar for a Bike
 
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131Bag of Business Cards
 
132Box List of Names & Addresses & Misc. Writings
 
133Cordial Cherries Box-Papers Folded Into Rectangles Misc. Writings
 
134King B Box Labeled "Addresses Orders"
 
135Envelopes- List of Add., Names, Phone #'s
 
136Envelope of Really Misc. Notes and Little Bits
 
137Envelope of Poems
 
138Envelope of Misc. Little Notes
 
139Envelope- Published Rel. Articles by Finster
 
1310Envelope- Misc. Writing
 
1311Large Envelope- Religious Writing
 
1312Back of Spiral Notebook-List of Visions
 
1313Piece of Cardboard-"To Pack For California"
 
1314Posterboard- Religious Writing and Howard Receiving Gov's Award on Back
 
1315Manila Folder- Music, Misc. Writings
 
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14126 3" Dog Bone Letters in Box
 
142Pink Checkerboard Lunchbox with 43 Animals/Shapes/Symbols/Plants Inside
 
143Sign, "Told About Feelings"
 
144Metal Tea Cannister with 30 Animals/Shapes/Symbols/Plants Inside
 
Oversize_BoxItem
151Plate with Gerald Ford on It
 
152Plate with Jimmy Carter on It
 
1532 Xeroxes of "Finsters at Leehi" Drawing
 
15410 Prints "Howard Does Pencil Art While in Hopsital for Surgery"
 
15513 Prints "If You Believe in Flowers You Believe in God"
 
156"Paradise Garden Is a Workshop for Pastors"
 
157(1 orig.)(1 Xerox) "Howard in Philadelphia"
 
1583 prints-"Howard Finster the Mouthpiece of Another World"
 
1594 prints (1 handcolored) "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions"
 
15104 Prints-"Can God Push Back the End of Time 1000 Years"
 
1511Poem- "Howard Finster Draws and Composes"
 
1512"The Scrapbook of All Times"
 
1513Color Transparency for Print "Rapture"
 
1514Torn Paper Fragment from Another Scrapbook
 
15157 Xerox Copies
 
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161Package Kester Aluminum Solder
 
1623 Spools Standard Acid Core Solder
 
163Unopened Box Plaster of Paris
 
164Unopened Box Permoplast Modeling Clay
 
1654 3/4" x 10" x 9 3/8" Container Filled with "Melted Pot Fragments", Wire, & Dirt
 
166Bottle Allen Soldering Liquid
 
167Unopened Package of Tube of Elmers Cement
 
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17131 Bottles of Various Sizes w/ Ink
 
17212 Containers of Paint, Wet and Dry
 
173Tube of Speedball Black Ink
 
174"Suave Set" Jar of Red Paint
 
175"Jiff" Jar of Paint
 
176Container of Ink (Black for I-tek #10-918
 
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181Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
182Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
183Baggie of Cardboard Cut Outs
 
184Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
185Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
186Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
187Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
188Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
189Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1810Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1811Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1812Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1813Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1814Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
1815Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
1816Baggie of Paper Cut Outs
 
1817Baggie of "Elfs"
 
1818Envelope of Cut Out Pictures from Box 24
 
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191King B Box w Polished 20 Stones Inside Inscription on Cover "Stones from Rocky MT Boulder Colorado"
 
192Long Stemmed Gourd
 
193Painted Yellow Gourd
 
1943 Drawer Fonts
 
195Block of Pig
 
196Block #7 ("Howard Finster Art")
 
197Block #3 ("Howard Finster Art")
 
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201Container of Minwax
 
202Tasters Choice Jar Marked "Fly-Wheel Taps" Filled with Nuts and Washers
 
203Metal Rotary Saw Blade
 
204Round Holder with Nine Rotary Saw Blades Inside of Various Sizes
 
2056 Fragments of Sandpaper
 
2063 Lengths of Wood w/ Burnt Design Circles & Flowers
 
207Mitre (?)
 
208Speed Square (?)
 
209Manila Envelope Holding Round Metal Piece, "Mirro Matic" Purpose Unclear
 
2010Unopened Package of Jig Saw Blades
 
2011Can of "Madelaine Smith Decoupage Finish"
 
2012Jar "Old Gold Vinyl Wood Stain"
 
2013Cardboard Box (No Lid) Filled w/ Unopened Boxes of Break Points Etc
 
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211Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
212Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
213Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
214Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
215Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid
 
216Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid
 
2174 Bottles Shoe Dye and Coloring
 
2189 Bottles of Glass Stain
 
2199 Containers of Enamel Paint
 
2110Bottle VI-Daylin Liquid Vitamin Supplement
 
2111Canister of "Higgins Vegetable Glue"
 
2112Can of "Whimsy Dip" Thinner
 
2113Can of Color Glaze
 
2114Bottle of Corrector Liquid
 
21154 Thin Round Containers in Box & Baggies, Possibly Enamel Paint ("Blue" Sealed w/ Electrical Tape, 1 inside Bag, "Black" Sealed, "Red" in Bag)
 
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221Medicine Dropper-Used For Ink & Paint?
 
222Box with No Top and the Letters "ABCD" Carved into the Sides
 
22315 Blocks of Wood in Varying Sizes
 
224Print Block-"Sale Price" w/ Arrow
 
2252 Print Blocks w/ Dollar Sign
 
226Print Block w/ Cent Sign
 
227Print Block 1/2
 
228Print Block "Sale Price"
 
229Print Block "Sale"
 
2210Solid Block
 
Oversize_BoxEnvelope
231Items Related to Howard F. Exhibits
 
232Religious Notifications Etc
 
233Bus Schedules & Misc. Papers
 
234Childrens Notebooks, Letters, & Items Related to Kenneth Wilson
 
235Items from Trip to Lehigh Univ.
 
236Items from Chapel Hill Trip
 
237Copies of Articles from Newspapers Etc
 
238Items from Trip to Tennessee
 
239Items from Trip to Nat. Museum of American Art
 
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241Box of Letters from Recording Company
 
241Personal Letters
 
242Letter & Numerous Copies from Jeff Roberts Publishing Company
 
243Letters from Recording Companies
 
2442 Invitations
 
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251Softball
 
252Colored Sand in Bottle
 
253Wooden Holder
 
254Baggie, 14 Plastic Stencils and Decal of Oriental Flower Arrangement
 
255Baggie, Wooden Cut Outs
 
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261American Eagle Decal
 
2627 Dial-a-cassette refills
 
263Box of Cut-outs
 
2647 Posters
 
265"Faithful Greetings"
 
266Kodak Camera Box
 
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27155 Vinyl Records
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
281Honeytone Recorder
 
282Flashlight
 
283Pocket Knife
 
284Various Art Materials
 
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291Bills, Receipts, Pay stubs
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
301Posters, Papers, and Booklets
 
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311Wooden Alphabet Cutouts (incomplete set)
 
31210 clock cutouts
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
321LunchBox
 
322Steno Pads
 
323Spiral Notebooks
 
324Pocket Calendars
 
325Memo Pads
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
331Various Art Materials (unopened)
 
332Fabric
 
333Signs
 
334Newspapers and Clippings
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
341Correspondence, 1980's-1990's
 
342Roadrunner Toys
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
351Various Art Materials
 
352Various Art Supplies
 
35337 Cassettes
 
354Typewriter Ribbon
 
355Christmas Decor
 
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361Newspapers Articles and Clippings
 
362Paint Brush
 
363Letters and Sheels from Florida
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
371Religous Books, Directories, Hymns, and Songs
 
372German Book "Taschabuch Der Anatomie"
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
381Photographs
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
391Magazines
 
392How to Books
 
393Owners Manuals
 
394Coloring Books
 
395Hymns
 
396Scrapbooks
 
397Travel Info, Catalogues, and Flyers
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
401Wooden shape Cutouts
 
402Ledgers
 
4033 Ring Binders
 
404Spiral Notebooks
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
411Nails
 
412Washers
 
413Jars
 
413Jars
 
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421Empty Envelopes
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
431Chalk
 
432Stroh's Goblet
 
433Reinforcement Holes
 
434Alarm Clock
 
435Art Supplies
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
441Magazines
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
451Plastic Art Material
 
452Misc. Papers
 
453Santa Leg
 
454Metal Bread Tin
 
45528 Gallery Caids
 
4562 Posters
 
457News Papers
 
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461Scrap metal (Lids, washers, fixtures, Hooks, and Hangers)
 
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471Numerous Signs
 
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482Tag Attachers
 
4832 Coke Bottles
 
484Ink and Paint
 
4816 license plates
 
485paper scraps
 
486Nails
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
491Rocks
 
492Bulbs
 
493Glass
 
494Ornaments
 
495Paint tubes
 
496Shavings
 
497Jars
 
498Shells
 
4992 Nuts
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
501Jars
 
502Craft Supplies
 
503Wooden Shapes
 
504Shells
 
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511Dummy album cover
 
512Pasteboard- "size of book without edge pattern of view"
 
513Pasteboard- "view cover pattern Howard Finster (signature)"
 
514Paper
 
515Color printouts
 
516Xeroxes
 
517Scraps
 
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521Envelope- "Flower petal cut-outs of woman"
 
522Empty bottles
 
523Snake toy
 
524Small pocketknife
 
525Toy tank and soldiers
 
526Pink ruler
 
527Drummer boy Christmas ornament
 
528Clarinet mouthpiece and toy clarinets
 
529Soda case
 
5210Spice canchurch with letter
 
5211Noise maker
 
5212Rouse slug clipper
 
5213Vice to hold printing plate
 
5214Key for press
 
5215Plastic scalloped ruler
 
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531Sewing ads
 
532Stamps
 
533Ad cards- Rexall Drugstore
 
533Paper
 
534Posters- Lehigh U. Art Galleries
 
535Washington film festival poster
 
536Pages (5) from portfolio of Caroline Foulds Ortogua
 
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541Paper box of odds and ends
 
542Tokens
 
543Beads
 
544Canister labeled "Seamont Mold Patterns"
 
545Green pasteboard box- animals
 
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551Jar of shapes
 
552Jar of odds and ends
 
553Jar of long fasteis and sticky squares
 
554Jar of hanging buds
 
555Jar of bingo numbers
 
556Jar of yellow strips
 
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562Leather case- lighters, matches, tickets, writing utensils, toiletries, scissors, etc.
 
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571Catalog
 
572Magazines
 
573Hymnals
 
574Books
 
575Pamphlets, newspapers, clippings
 
576Notepad
 
577New Testament
 
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581Glass oil lamp
 
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591Box of newspapers
 
592Boxes
 
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60Evelyn Broome's papers
 
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61Paradise Project binders
 
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621Concrete jar
 
622"Baby with Bottle"
 
623Metal cut-out of flower
 
624"Howard in 1950" photo assemblage
 
625Drawing under glass- "A Real Almanac by Hazeltine"
 
626"Plans for table drawing under glass"
 
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63Paint can face/assemblage
 
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641Painted metal cone
 
642Painted concrete sphere
 
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651"Prancing horse"
 
652-3Portrait of a man
 
654Portrait
 
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66Plywood molds
 
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67Twelve matted works of art on paper
 
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68Sixteen matted works of art on paper
 
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69Metal bird cut-outs
 
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70Five cement sculptures
 
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711"Creatures want the best..." woodblock print
 
712Youth of Jesus
 
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72Cardinal painting/Mike Finster
 
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731Miniature tools display
 
732Painted scrap wood
 
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74"Howard at Easel"
 
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75Mole trap
 
Oversize_BoxFolder
761Miniature chariot
 
762Light fixture
 
763Assemblage gears
 
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77Cypress knee
 
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781Rocky the Flying Squirrel stamp
 
782Fulton stamp set
 
783Hectograph
 
784Case of rubber stamps
 
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791Metal lion cut-out
 
792Sierra Finster
 
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80Matted works of art on paper (40)
 
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81Wooden table
 
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821Assemblage paint drip sculpture
 
822Hanging wall display art
 
823Untitled paint drip assemblage
 
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83Cardboard fragments with Howard's artwork numbering system: 9,000-10,000 & 12,000 series
 
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84American flag/Air Force hat
 
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1HMA 1994.332.34 Portrait of John Baeder/Paper Cutout
 
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2HMA 1994.332.35 Portrait of Jane Braddock/Paper Cutout
 
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3HMA 1994.334.111 Check Stub Under Plexi; HMA 1994.334.12 Torn Envelope Under Plexi; HMA 1994.334.15 "Trion" Clipping Under Glass; Contains 4 Additional Non-Numbered Photos Under Glass.
 
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4HMA 1994.7 Self Portrait
 
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5HMA 1994.334.13.1 and HMA 1994.334.13.2/2 Wallet-Sized Photos Under Glass; HMA 1994.334.14 Round Photo Under Glass, Person In Coffin; HMA 1994.334.16/ Collage of 7 Family Photos Under Glass; Includes an Additional 3 Unnumbered Photos Under Glass and A Stack of 3 Glass Squares.
 
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6HMA 1994.334.71 Polaroid Collage Under Glass/Weany Roast Party
 
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7Assorted Posters About Howard Finster
 
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8HMA 1994.332.198 White Boot Silhouette/Wood Cut Out
 
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9HMA 1994.332.57 "Beth Arient Illinoise" Paper Cutout
 
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10HMA 1994.332.32 Combat Boot/Paper Cutout
 
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11HMA 1994.334.70 Purchase Offer From 1981 Slide Lecture at U of Colorado
 
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12HMA 1994.332.1 Portrait of a Young Man/Da Vinci/Plexiglass Cutout
 
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13HMA 1994.332.204 Portrait of Henry Ford (Full Figure)/Wooden Cutout
 
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14Santa Cutout
 
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15HMA 1994.332.126 Female Figure Grabbing Top of Tower/Paper Cutout
 
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16HMA 1994.332.36 Indian with Headdress/Paper Cutout
 
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17HMA 1994.332.44 Paper Angel Cutout
 
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18HMA 1994.332.195 Gas Lamp/Wooden Cutout Unpainted
 
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19HMA 1994.332.203 Cutout of a Cross Within House Shaped Cutout/ Wood
 
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20HMA 1994.332.196 Black Limo/Wood Cutout
 
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21HMA 1994.332.71a,b Two Angel Fragments/Paper Cutouts
 
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22HMA 1994.332.39 Messenger Angel/Paper Cutout
 
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23HMA 1994.332.31 Portrait of a Man Gesturing with Right Hand/Paper Cutout
 
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24HMA 1994.332.193 Cat Cutout/Wood
 
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25HMA 1994.332.30 Portrait of a Man with Bowtie/Paper Cutout
 
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26HMA 1994.332.2(?) Angel Cutout/Paper
 
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27HMA 1994.332.194 Standing Woman Cut Out
 
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28HMA 1994.332.37 Portrait of a Woman Cutout/Paper; HMA 1994.334.220 Get Well Card From Paul Warhola/Paint and Ink on Paper; HMA 1994.332.15 and HMA 1994.332.15 Two Women Cutouts/Plastic; HMA 1994.332.69 John Smith Pemberton Cutout/Paper; HMA 1994.334.238 Drawing of Elephant/Ink on Paper
 
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29HMA 1994.334.49 Howard Finster's B.B. Gun
 
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30Drawings, Cutouts, Works on Paper
 
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85HMA 1994.332.37 Portrait of a Woman Profile/Cutout
 
85HMA 1994.304.2 Howard Finster Print of Tree and Himself/Black Ink on Paper
 
85HMA 1994.332.67 Beth Coffelt Cutout/Paper
 
85HMA 1994.332.68 Jane Stern Cutout/Paper
 
85HMA 1994.332.41 Albert H. Batts Cutout/Carboard
 
85HMA 1994.332.122 Howard Finster/Negative Polaroid
 
85HMA 1994.332.144 Flower Cutout/Cardboard
 
85HMA 1994.332.62 Cutout/Paper
 
85HMA 1994.332.122 Photograph of Howard Finster by Deriick Piercell, 1988
 
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86Newspaper Clippings, Newsletters, etc. That Howard Saved
 
86HMA 1994.280 2 Angels Cutout/Paper
 
86HMA 1994.332.89 Black Footed Ferret, Knight Animal Weasel Faimly Great Plain Cutout/Paper
 
86HMA 1994.332.64 Windy Brown Cutout/Paper
 
86HMA 1994.332.86 Giraffe Cutout/Cardboard
 
86HMA 1994.332.40a Michael Stern Cutout/Paper
 
86HMA 1994.332.58 Wedding Portrait of Clara Bryant Ford Cutout/Paper
 
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31HMA 1994.334.173 Clock
 
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32HMA 1994.333.251.6 Three Trays of Metal Type (6pt, 10pt, and 22pt)
 
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33HMA 1994.333.254.2 Line-O-Scribe Type Blocks
 
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34HMA 1994.333.251.9 Tray of Metal Type
 
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35HMA 1994.333.255 Line-O-Scribe Press