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A Guide to the Hollis H. Holbrook Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Holbrook, Hollis H., 1909-1984
Title: Hollis H. Holbrook Papers
Dates: 1968-1984
Abstract: Correspondence, a manuscript for an unpublished book, and other writings by Holbrook.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms Coll. 17
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Hollis H. Holbrook was a faculty member of the Art Department and its first chair. Holbrook was a native of Natuck, Massachusetts and graduated from the Massachusetts School of Art in 1934 and the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1936. He came to Florida in 1938 and retired in 1978. Holbrook's work included both paintings and sculpture. He completed several murals, as well, including the mural in the second floor reading room of the Smathers Library.

Scope and Content

Holbrook's papers include correspondence, a manuscript for an unpublished book, and other writings.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hollis H. Holbrook Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Mural painting and decoration, American -- 20th century.
University of Florida. Dept. of Art -- History.

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