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Papers relating to Grant Wood's painting "Oliver Wiswell"

Identifier: MS-836

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The collection contains papers relating to the painting "Oliver Wiswell" by Grant Wood, used as the illustration for the book jacket of the novel by Kenneth Roberts. Includes correspondence exchanged between Roberts and Wood concerning the painting, the sale of the painting at auction in 1967 and the interest in the painting by Dartmouth College Library. The painting was bequeathed to the College by Eileen Barber whose husband purchased it at the auction in 1967. Also included are clippings and printed matter concerning the painting and the auction.


  • 1940 - 1967


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


"Oliver Wiswell" by Grant Wood painting records. The collection contains correspondence between Kenneth Roberts and Grant Wood as well as clippings and auction printed matter. The painting was used a the book cover for Kenneth Roberts' book "Oliver Wiswell."

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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