Artemas Packard papers, 1873-1961 Rauner Manuscript MS-1353


Artemas Packard (1894-1961), Professor of Art at Dartmouth College. Educated at Harvard (class of 1915), Packard also was awarded an honorary Master's from Dartmouth in 1934. Professor Packard served in the Signal Corps in World War I with the rank of 2nd Lt. stationed in France and Germany. While at Dartmouth Packard was a driving force behind the commissioning of muralist José Clemente Orozco as visiting artist and was deeply concerned with the Arts in education. Packard was commissioned to author a major study concerning the early direction of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was a supporter of the museum and its programs.

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