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) (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.
Finster, Howard, 1916- -- Correspondence
Folk artists--Georgia.
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
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
59/16" & 1/2" Socket Wrench
7Tire Pressure Gauge
8Box with Magnet and Nails
9Hammer Handle
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
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
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
2Steno Pads
3Spiral Notebooks
4Pocket Calendars
5Memo Pads
OS BoxFolder
331Various Art Materials (unopened)
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
OS BoxFolder
2How to Books
3Owners Manuals
4Coloring Books
7Travel Info, Catalogues, and Flyers
OS BoxFolder
401Wooden shape Cutouts
33 Ring Binders
4Spiral Notebooks
OS BoxFolder
OS BoxFolder
421Empty Envelopes
OS BoxFolder
2Stroh's Goblet
3Reinforcement Holes
4Alarm Clock
5Art Supplies
OS BoxFolder
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
OS BoxFolder
5Paint tubes
92 Nuts
OS BoxFolder
2Craft Supplies
3Wooden Shapes
OS BoxFolder
511Dummy album cover
2Pasteboard- "size of book without edge pattern of view"
3Pasteboard- "view cover pattern Howard Finster (signature)"
5Color printouts
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
3Ad cards- Rexall Drugstore
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
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
5Pamphlets, newspapers, clippings
7New Testament
OS BoxFolder
581Glass oil lamp
OS BoxFolder
591Box of newspapers
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
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
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
1HMA 1994.332.34 Portrait of John Baeder/Paper Cutout
2HMA 1994.332.35 Portrait of Jane Braddock/Paper Cutout
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.
4HMA 1994.7 Self Portrait
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.
6HMA 1994.334.71 Polaroid Collage Under Glass/Weany Roast Party
7Assorted Posters About Howard Finster
8HMA 1994.332.198 White Boot Silhouette/Wood Cut Out
9HMA 1994.332.57 "Beth Arient Illinoise" Paper Cutout
10HMA 1994.332.32 Combat Boot/Paper Cutout
11HMA 1994.334.70 Purchase Offer From 1981 Slide Lecture at U of Colorado
12HMA 1994.332.1 Portrait of a Young Man/Da Vinci/Plexiglass Cutout
13HMA 1994.332.204 Portrait of Henry Ford (Full Figure)/Wooden Cutout
14Santa Cutout
15HMA 1994.332.126 Female Figure Grabbing Top of Tower/Paper Cutout
16HMA 1994.332.36 Indian with Headdress/Paper Cutout
17HMA 1994.332.44 Paper Angel Cutout
18HMA 1994.332.195 Gas Lamp/Wooden Cutout Unpainted
19HMA 1994.332.203 Cutout of a Cross Within House Shaped Cutout/ Wood
20HMA 1994.332.196 Black Limo/Wood Cutout
21HMA 1994.332.71a,b Two Angel Fragments/Paper Cutouts
22HMA 1994.332.39 Messenger Angel/Paper Cutout
23HMA 1994.332.31 Portrait of a Man Gesturing with Right Hand/Paper Cutout
24HMA 1994.332.193 Cat Cutout/Wood
25HMA 1994.332.30 Portrait of a Man with Bowtie/Paper Cutout
26HMA 1994.332.2(?) Angel Cutout/Paper
27HMA 1994.332.194 Standing Woman Cut Out
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
29HMA 1994.334.49 Howard Finster's B.B. Gun
30Drawings, Cutouts, Works on Paper
OS Box
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
OS Box
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
31HMA 1994.334.173 Clock
32HMA 1994.333.251.6 Three Trays of Metal Type (6pt, 10pt, and 22pt)
33HMA 1994.333.254.2 Line-O-Scribe Type Blocks
34HMA 1994.333.251.9 Tray of Metal Type
35HMA 1994.333.255 Line-O-Scribe Press