Howard Finster collection

Howard Finster collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Finster, Howard, 1916-
Creator: High Museum of Art.
Title: Howard Finster collection
Dates: 1900-1999
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.
Artists' writings.
Artists--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

 
OS BoxItem
11Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
2Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
3Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
4Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
5Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
6Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
7Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
8Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
9Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
10Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
11Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
12Baggie of 25 Postcards
 
13Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
14Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
15Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
16Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
17Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
18Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
19Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
20Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
21Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
22Baggie of 25 Greeting Cards
 
23Baggie of 22 Greeting Cards, 1 Postcard
 
OS BoxFolder
21Biographical Data
 
2Membership Certificate
 
3Correspondence: Letters
 
4Correspondence: Cards
 
5Correspondence, 1948 February-October
 
6Correspondence, 1943-1944, 1947
 
7Correspondence, 1948 December 8-21
 
8Correspondence, 1948 December 22-31
 
9Correspondence, 1949 January-March
 
10Correspondence, 1949 April-July-1950 April-October
 
11Correspondence, 1980-1981
 
12Correspondence, 1967, 1970-1978
 
13Correspondence, 1985 January-August
 
14Correspondence, 1983-1984
 
15Correspondence, 1985 September-December
 
16Correspondence, 1986 January-March
 
17Correspondence, 1982
 
18Correspondence, 1986 April-June
 
19Correspondence, 1986 July-September
 
20Correspondence, 1986 October-December
 
21Correspondence, 1987 January-October
 
22Correspondence, 1987 November-December
 
23Writings; Notebooks - undated
 
24Writings; Notebooks - undated
 
25Writings - undated
 
26Writings - undated
 
27Writings, 1947, 1950-1956, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1980-1982
 
28Notes by Finster and Others
 
29Writings by Others, with Notes by Howard Finster
 
30Song Lyric Notebook
 
31Bibliography, Last Entry 1984
 
OS BoxFolder
31Plastic Milton Bradley Colortone Container
 
2Plastic Milton Bradley Colortone Container
 
3Metal Can Arista Powder Paint
 
4Cardboard Box w/ Unused Garment Tags
 
5Blue Bell Mason Jar w/ Little Containers
 
6Baby Food Jar w/ Half Moon Pieces
 
7Baby Food Jar w/ Metal Fragments
 
8Tin Can w/ Paint Brushes/Nails/Dried Paint
 
9Tin Can w/ Assorted Items (Meat Can)
 
10Cut-off Coca-Cola 2 Ltr. w/ Painting & Sign./Filled
 
11Baby Food Jar w/ Larger Half-Moon Pieces
 
OS BoxItem
41Nescafe Jar Filled w/ Blue ShavingsNescafe Jar Filled w/ Blue Shavings
 
2Bottle of Liquitex Glass Polymer Medium
 
3Olive Jar w/ Plastic Craft Eyes
 
4"Florida" Marmalade Jar Filled with Staples, Nails, Metal Pieces/Plastic Toys
 
5Baby Food Jar w/ Gold Glitter
 
6Mason Jar w/ Lid Filled w/ Plastic Toothpicks & Plastic Shavings-Multicolored
 
7Glass Jar Filled w/ Bottlecaps
 
8Glass Jar Filled w/ Bottlecaps
 
9Can Arista Powder Paint
 
10Can Arista Powder Paint
 
11Container of Silver Glitter
 
12Can Filled w/ Magnet, Nails, Container of Thumbtacks
 
13"Juice" Bottle Filled w/ Purple Shavings
 
14Glass Jar Filled w/ Sewings Pieces? Beads, Wire Metal Ornaments & Wire/ Plastic Beads
 
OS BoxItem
51Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
2Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
3Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
4Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
5Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
6Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
7Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
8Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
9Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
10Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
11Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
12Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
13Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
14Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
15Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
16Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
17Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
18Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
19Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
20Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
21Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
22Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
23Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
24Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
25Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
26Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
27Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
28Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
29Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
30Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
31Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
32Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
33Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
34Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
35Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
36Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
37Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
38Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
39Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
40Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
41Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
42Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
43Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
44Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
45Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
46Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
47Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
48Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
49Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
50Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
51Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
52Cut Out For Folk Art Church Detailing
 
53Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
54Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
55Stencil For Folk Art Church
 
561 Cent Symbol Cut Out
 
OS BoxItem
61Large Bag of Blue Lame & Blue Sequined Fabric Scraps
 
2Bag Gold Lame Fabric Scraps
 
3Bag Silver Lame Faric Scraps
 
4Bag Misc. Fabric Scraps
 
5Thimble
 
6Tracing Wheel
 
7Knitting Needle Case
 
8Embroidered Lame Samples
 
9Embroidered Lame Samples
 
10Embroidered Lame Samples
 
11Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
12Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
13Piece of Cardboard Which Held Lame Samples
 
OS BoxItem
71Metal Utility Knife
 
2Metal Utility Knife
 
3Real Pair of Scissors
 
4Screwdriver
 
59/16" & 1/2" Socket Wrench
 
6Compass
 
7Tire Pressure Gauge
 
8Box with Magnet and Nails
 
9Hammer Handle
 
10Chisel
 
OS BoxItem
81Baggie of 5 Unopened Make-up Brush Packs
 
2Baggie of 8 Paintbrushes ans 2 Dirty Knives
 
3King B Box Filled w/ 203 Wooden Discount Tokens
 
4King B Box Empty (Goes w/ Small Cans etc.)
 
5Painted Cup w/ Foamy Pad, Gold Glitter, Swift Premium Potted Meat Can Filled w/ Gold Glitter
 
6Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
7Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
8Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
9Bag of Aquarium Grass
 
10Baggie of 4 Playing Cards and 1 Baseball Card
 
11Baggie of 24 Packages of Miniature Can Labels, 4 Packages of Miniature Cans, 1 Package of Miniature Jars and Lids
 
12Baggie of 51 Bottle Caps
 
OS BoxItem
91Antelope Horn w/ Cymbals Attached
 
2Baggie, Red Toy Monkey, Chair Leg, Bendy Toy Snake
 
3Baggie, Toy Detective Badge, Octagon Shaped Container, Round Decorative Plastic Ring
 
4Hanging Spring Scale-Langley Fisherman's
 
5Baggie, 2 Porous Sanding Stones
 
OS BoxItem
101Mirror in Heart-Shaped Frame
 
2Lamp Base
 
3Broken "Lollies" Jar Filled w/ Leaves Shards & Fragments of Glass
 
4Aftershave Bottle in Shape of Car
 
5Cachet Perfume Bottle
 
6Empty Peanut Jar-No Lid
 
7Circuit Cover
 
8Log Cabin Shaped Aftershave Bottle
 
9Shaped Glass Piece
 
10Sealed Beaker Tube From Laboratory
 
11Coffee Can Filled w/ Mirror Fragments
 
12Portable Mirror-Holds Batteries
 
1317 Glass & Mirror Fragments
 
142 Laminated Plexi-glass Strips w/ Sequin Star & Sunburst Sealed b/w the Two Strips
 
15Cardboard Box w/ Plastic Bowl Inside Filled w/ Tiny Glass Fragments and a Few Nails
 
16Coffee Can Filled w/ Small Tooled Mirror
 
OS BoxItem
11Type Pieces/Boxes Assorted, Pink Bowl, 40 Watt Light Bulb Box, Trays, Spacers & Line Spacers
 
OS BoxItem
121Letter Cut Out
 
2Letter Cut-out
 
3Letter Cut-out
 
4Letter Cut-out
 
5Letter Cut-out
 
6Letter Cut-out
 
7Letter Cut-out
 
8Letter Cut-out
 
9Letter Cut-out
 
10Letter Cut-out
 
11Letter Cut-out
 
12Letter Cut-out
 
13Letter Cut-out
 
14Letter Cut-out
 
15Letter Cut-out
 
16Letter Cut-out
 
17Letter Cut-out
 
18Letter Cut-out
 
19Letter Cut-out
 
20Letter Cut-out
 
21Letter Cut-out
 
22Letter Cut-out
 
23Letter Cut-out
 
24Letter Cut-out
 
25Letter Cut-out
 
26Painted Box- Probably Made by Finster
 
27Antenna Rotator Box Filled w/ Bike Parts/Assorted Valves/Sales Receipts
 
28Handlebar for a Bike
 
OS BoxItem
131Bag of Business Cards
 
2Box List of Names, Addresses, Misc. Writings
 
3Cordial Cherries Box-Papers Folded Into Rectangles, Writings
 
4King B Box Labeled "Addresses Orders"
 
5Envelopes- List of Add., Names, Phone numbers
 
6Envelope of Notes and Little Bits
 
7Envelope of Poems
 
8Envelope of Misc. Little Notes
 
9Envelope- Published Rel. Articles by Finster
 
10Envelope- Misc. Writing
 
11Large Envelope- Religious Writing
 
12Back of Spiral Notebook-List of Visions
 
13Piece of Cardboard-"To Pack For California"
 
14Posterboard- Religious Writing and Howard Receiving Gov's Award on Back
 
15Manila Folder- Music, Misc. Writings
 
OS BoxItem
14126 3" Dog Bone Letters in Box
 
2Pink Checkerboard Lunchbox with 43 Animals/Shapes/Symbols/Plants Inside
 
3Sign, "Told About Feelings"
 
4Metal Tea Cannister with 30 Animals/Shapes/Symbols/Plants Inside
 
OS BoxItem
151Plate with Gerald Ford portrait
 
2Plate with Jimmy Carter portrait
 
32 Photocopies of "Finsters at Leehi" Drawing
 
410 Prints "Howard Does Pencil Art While in Hopsital for Surgery"
 
513 Prints "If You Believe in Flowers You Believe in God"
 
6"Paradise Garden Is a Workshop for Pastors"
 
7(1 orig.)(1 photocopy) "Howard in Philadelphia"
 
83 prints-"Howard Finster the Mouthpiece of Another World"
 
94 prints (1 handcolored) "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions"
 
104 Prints-"Can God Push Back the End of Time 1000 Years"
 
11Poem- "Howard Finster Draws and Composes"
 
12"The Scrapbook of All Times"
 
13Color Transparency for Print "Rapture"
 
14Torn Paper Fragment from Another Scrapbook
 
157 Photocopies
 
OS BoxItem
161Package Kester Aluminum Solder
 
23 Spools Standard Acid Core Solder
 
3Unopened Box Plaster of Paris
 
4Unopened Box Permoplast Modeling Clay
 
54 3/4" x 10" x 9 3/8" Container Filled with "Melted Pot Fragments", Wire, & Dirt
 
6Bottle Allen Soldering Liquid
 
7Unopened Package of Tube of Elmers Cement
 
OS BoxItem
17131 Bottles of Various Sizes w/ Ink
 
212 Containers of Paint, Wet and Dry
 
3Tube of Speedball Black Ink
 
4"Suave Set" Jar of Red Paint
 
5"Jiff" Jar of Paint
 
6Container of Ink (Black for I-tek #10-918
 
OS BoxItem
181Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
2Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
3Baggie of Cardboard Cut Outs
 
4Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
5Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
6Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
7Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
8Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
9Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
10Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
11Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
12Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
13Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
14Baggie of Wood Cut Outs
 
15Baggie of Wood Cut Out
 
16Baggie of Paper Cut Outs
 
17Baggie of "Elfs"
 
18Envelope of Cut Out Pictures from Box 24
 
OS BoxItem
191King B Box w Polished 20 Stones Inside Inscription on Cover "Stones from Rocky MT Boulder Colorado"
 
2Long Stemmed Gourd
 
3Painted Yellow Gourd
 
43 Drawer Fonts
 
5Block of Pig
 
6Block #7 ("Howard Finster Art")
 
7Block #3 ("Howard Finster Art")
 
OS BoxItem
201Container of Minwax
 
2Tasters Choice Jar Marked "Fly-Wheel Taps" Filled with Nuts and Washers
 
3Metal Rotary Saw Blade
 
4Round Holder with Nine Rotary Saw Blades Inside of Various Sizes
 
56 Fragments of Sandpaper
 
63 Lengths of Wood w/ Burnt Design Circles & Flowers
 
7Mitre (?)
 
8Speed Square (?)
 
9Manila Envelope Holding Round Metal Piece, "Mirro Matic" Purpose Unclear
 
10Unopened Package of Jig Saw Blades
 
11Can of "Madelaine Smith Decoupage Finish"
 
12Jar "Old Gold Vinyl Wood Stain"
 
13Cardboard Box (No Lid) Filled w/ Unopened Boxes of Break Points Etc
 
OS BoxItem
211Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
2Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
3Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
4Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid and Color Solvent
 
5Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid
 
6Jar w/ Black Screw On Lid
 
74 Bottles Shoe Dye and Coloring
 
89 Bottles of Glass Stain
 
99 Containers of Enamel Paint
 
10Bottle VI-Daylin Liquid Vitamin Supplement
 
11Canister of "Higgins Vegetable Glue"
 
12Can of "Whimsy Dip" Thinner
 
13Can of Color Glaze
 
14Bottle of Corrector Liquid
 
154 Thin Round Containers in Box & Baggies, Possibly Enamel Paint ("Blue" Sealed w/ Electrical Tape, 1 inside Bag, "Black" Sealed, "Red" in Bag)
 
OS BoxItem
221Medicine Dropper-Used For Ink & Paint?
 
2Box with No Top and the Letters "ABCD" Carved into the Sides
 
315 Blocks of Wood in Varying Sizes
 
4Print Block-"Sale Price" w/ Arrow
 
52 Print Blocks w/ Dollar Sign
 
6Print Block w/ Cent Sign
 
7Print Block 1/2
 
8Print Block "Sale Price"
 
9Print Block "Sale"
 
10Solid Block
 
OS BoxFolder
231Items Related to Howard F. Exhibits
 
2Religious Notifications Etc
 
3Bus Schedules, miscellaneous
 
4Childrens Notebooks, Letters, & Items Related to Kenneth Wilson
 
5Items from Trip to Lehigh University
 
6Items from Chapel Hill Trip
 
7Copies of Articles from Newspapers
 
8Items from Trip to Tennessee
 
9Items from Trip to National Museum of American Art
 
OS BoxItem
241Box of Letters from Recording Company
 
1Personal Letters
 
2Letter & Numerous Copies from Jeff Roberts Publishing Company
 
3Letters from Recording Companies
 
42 Invitations
 
OS BoxItem
251Softball
 
2Colored Sand in Bottle
 
3Wooden Holder
 
4Baggie, 14 Plastic Stencils and Decal of Oriental Flower Arrangement
 
5Baggie, Wooden Cut Outs
 
OS BoxFolder
261American Eagle Decal
 
27 Dial-a-cassette refills
 
3Box of Cut-outs
 
47 Posters
 
5"Faithful Greetings"
 
6Kodak Camera Box
 
OS BoxFolder
27155 Vinyl Records
 
OS BoxFolder
281Honeytone Recorder
 
2Flashlight
 
3Pocket Knife
 
4Various Art Materials
 
OS BoxFolder
291Bills, Receipts, Pay stubs
 
OS BoxFolder
301Posters, Papers, and Booklets
 
OS BoxFolder
311Wooden Alphabet Cutouts (incomplete set)
 
210 clock cutouts
 
OS BoxFolder
321LunchBox
 
2Steno Pads
 
3Spiral Notebooks
 
4Pocket Calendars
 
5Memo Pads
 
OS BoxFolder
331Various Art Materials (unopened)
 
2Fabric
 
3Signs
 
4Newspapers and Clippings
 
OS BoxFolder
341Correspondence, 1980's-1990's
 
2Roadrunner Toys
 
OS BoxFolder
351Various Art Materials
 
2Various Art Supplies
 
337 Cassettes
 
4Typewriter Ribbon
 
5Christmas Decor
 
OS BoxFolder
361Newspapers Articles and Clippings
 
2Paint Brush
 
3Letters and Sheels from Florida
 
OS BoxFolder
371Religous Books, Directories, Hymns, and Songs
 
2German Book "Taschabuch Der Anatomie"
 
OS BoxFolder
381Photographs
 
OS BoxFolder
391Magazines
 
2How to Books
 
3Owners Manuals
 
4Coloring Books
 
5Hymns
 
6Scrapbooks
 
7Travel Info, Catalogues, and Flyers
 
OS BoxFolder
401Wooden shape Cutouts
 
2Ledgers
 
33 Ring Binders
 
4Spiral Notebooks
 
OS BoxFolder
411Nails
 
2Washers
 
3Jars
 
3Jars
 
OS BoxFolder
421Empty Envelopes
 
OS BoxFolder
431Chalk
 
2Stroh's Goblet
 
3Reinforcement Holes
 
4Alarm Clock
 
5Art Supplies
 
OS BoxFolder
441Magazines
 
OS BoxFolder
451Plastic Art Material
 
2Miscellaneous Papers
 
3Santa Leg
 
4Metal Bread Tin
 
528 Gallery Cards
 
62 Posters
 
7News Papers
 
OS BoxFolder
461Scrap metal (Lids, washers, fixtures, Hooks, and Hangers)
 
OS BoxFolder
471Numerous Signs
 
OS BoxFolder
482Tag Attachers
 
32 Coke Bottles
 
4Ink and Paint
 
16 license plates
 
5paper scraps
 
6Nails
 
OS BoxFolder
491Rocks
 
2Bulbs
 
3Glass
 
4Ornaments
 
5Paint tubes
 
6Shavings
 
7Jars
 
8Shells
 
92 Nuts
 
OS BoxFolder
501Jars
 
2Craft Supplies
 
3Wooden Shapes
 
4Shells
 
OS BoxFolder
511Dummy album cover
 
2Pasteboard- "size of book without edge pattern of view"
 
3Pasteboard- "view cover pattern Howard Finster (signature)"
 
4Paper
 
5Color printouts
 
6Photocopies
 
7Scraps
 
OS BoxFolder
521Envelope- "Flower petal cut-outs of woman"
 
2Empty bottles
 
3Snake toy
 
4Small pocketknife
 
5Toy tank and soldiers
 
6Pink ruler
 
7Drummer boy Christmas ornament
 
8Clarinet mouthpiece and toy clarinets
 
9Soda case
 
10Spice canchurch with letter
 
11Noise maker
 
12Rouse slug clipper
 
13Vice to hold printing plate
 
14Key for press
 
15Plastic scalloped ruler
 
OS BoxFolder
531Sewing ads
 
2Stamps
 
3Ad cards- Rexall Drugstore
 
3Paper
 
4Posters- Lehigh U. Art Galleries
 
5Washington film festival poster
 
6Pages (5) from portfolio of Caroline Foulds Ortogua
 
OS BoxFolder
541Paper box of odds and ends
 
2Tokens
 
3Beads
 
4Canister labeled "Seamont Mold Patterns"
 
5Green pasteboard box- animals
 
OS BoxFolder
551Jar of shapes
 
2Jar of odds and ends
 
3Jar of long fasteis and sticky squares
 
4Jar of hanging buds
 
5Jar of bingo numbers
 
6Jar of yellow strips
 
OS BoxFolder
562Leather case- lighters, matches, tickets, writing utensils, toiletries, scissors, etc.
 
OS BoxFolder
571Catalog
 
2Magazines
 
3Hymnals
 
4Books
 
5Pamphlets, newspapers, clippings
 
6Notepad
 
7New Testament
 
OS BoxFolder
581Glass oil lamp
 
OS BoxFolder
591Box of newspapers
 
2Boxes
 
OS Box
60Evelyn Broome's papers
 
OS Box
61Paradise Project binders
 
OS BoxFolder
621Concrete jar
 
2"Baby with Bottle"
 
3Metal cut-out of flower
 
4"Howard in 1950" photo assemblage
 
5Drawing under glass- "A Real Almanac by Hazeltine"
 
6"Plans for table drawing under glass"
 
OS Box
63Paint can face/assemblage
 
OS BoxFolder
641Painted metal cone
 
2Painted concrete sphere
 
OS BoxFolder
651"Prancing horse"
 
2-3Portrait of a man
 
4Portrait
 
OS Box
66Plywood molds
 
OS Box
67Twelve matted works of art on paper
 
OS Box
68Sixteen matted works of art on paper
 
OS Box
69Metal bird cut-outs
 
OS Box
70Five cement sculptures
 
OS BoxFolder
711"Creatures want the best..." woodblock print
 
2Youth of Jesus
 
OS Box
72Cardinal painting/Mike Finster
 
OS BoxFolder
731Miniature tools display
 
2Painted scrap wood
 
OS Box
74"Howard at Easel"
 
OS Box
75Mole trap
 
OS BoxFolder
761Miniature chariot
 
2Light fixture
 
3Assemblage gears
 
OS Box
77Cypress knee
 
OS BoxFolder
781Rocky the Flying Squirrel stamp
 
2Fulton stamp set
 
3Hectograph
 
4Case of rubber stamps
 
OS BoxFolder
791Metal lion cut-out
 
2Sierra Finster
 
OS Box
80Matted works of art on paper (40)
 
OS Box
81Wooden table
 
OS BoxFolder
821Assemblage paint drip sculpture
 
2Hanging wall display art
 
3Untitled paint drip assemblage
 
OS Box
83Cardboard fragments with Howard's artwork numbering system: 9,000-10,000 & 12,000 series
 
OS Box
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
 
HMA 1994.304.2 Howard Finster Print of Tree and Himself/Black Ink on Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.67 Beth Coffelt Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.68 Jane Stern Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.41 Albert H. Batts Cutout/Carboard
 
HMA 1994.332.122 Howard Finster/Negative Polaroid
 
HMA 1994.332.144 Flower Cutout/Cardboard
 
HMA 1994.332.62 Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.122 Photograph of Howard Finster by Deriick Piercell, 1988
 
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86Newspaper Clippings, Newsletters That Howard Saved
 
HMA 1994.280 2 Angels Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.89 Black Footed Ferret, Knight Animal Weasel Family Great Plain Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.64 Windy Brown Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 1994.332.86 Giraffe Cutout/Cardboard
 
HMA 1994.332.40a Michael Stern Cutout/Paper
 
HMA 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