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Tad Miyashita Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Miyashita, Tad,1922-1979.
Title: Tad Miyashita Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1977
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American painter. Collection includes correspondence (1957-1977); drawings, exhibition catalogs, and photographs of his work.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Tad Miyashita (1922-1979) was an American artist particularly known for his collage and his mixed-media and found object work. Born in Hawaii, he studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and at the Art Students League in New York City. During World War II he served with the Nisei Regimental Combat Team. He was a resident artist at the Millay Colony for the Arts (1975) and at Yaddo, and his work has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Grand Central Art Galleries, and the Corcoran Gallery among others in both solo and group shows.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Tad Miyashita Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and published material.

Correspondence consists of incoming correspondence, including some from art critic John Canaday. Manuscripts consists of two drawings. Photographs includes photographs, negatives, and slides of Miyashita and his work. Published material includes a book, exhibition catalogues, newspaper clippings, and pictures.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject. Published material is arranged alphabetically by type.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of many important American artists and illustrators. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Miyashita, Tad, 1922-1979 -- Archives.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Painters -- United States.
Painting, American -- 20th century.
Painting, American.

Genres and Forms

Exhibition catalogs.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Tad Miyashita Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: Jan 1967
Revision history: 9 Oct 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box 1 A-W
Box 1 Canaday, John
Box 1 Drawings
Box 1 Miyashita (self)
Box 1 Miyashita's work
Box 1 Negatives
Box 1 Slides of Miyashita's work
Published material
Box 1 Books by and about others
Box 1 Exhibition catalogs
Box 1 Newspaper clippings about
Box 1 Pictures

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