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Vincent A. Hartgen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1457

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal papers of Vincent A. Hartgen, including correspondence and subject files about exhibits, art shows, galleries, etc. It also includes photographs of Hartgen, his art shows and other exhibits, and his paintings and drawings.

Dates

  • 1922-2000

Creator

Access Restrictions

This collection is kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice is required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Vincent A. Hartgen was an artist, educator and museum director. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania on Jan. 10, 1914, he was the son of William J. and Jane Hadfield Hartgen. He received a B.A. in 1940 and an M.A. in fine arts in 1941 from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, he came to the University of Maine in 1946 as head of the newly formed art department and curator of the university art collection. He served in this position until his retirement in 1983. He also painted and sketched extensively throughout his career and his works are represented in numerous public and private collections. Vincent A. Hartgen died on Nov. 27, 2002.

Extent

7 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains the personal papers of Vincent A. Hartgen, including correspondence and subject files about exhibits, art shows, galleries, etc. It also includes photographs of Hartgen, his art shows and other exhibits, and his paintings and drawings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Hartgen family in 2004.
Title
Guide to the Vincent A. Hartgen Papers
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686