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Louis Freund Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Sep 2010

Biographical History

Harry Louis Freund (1905-1999) was an American muralist and painter known for his depictions of life in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas during the 1930s.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Louis Freund Papers consist of artwork (both original and reproduction) and various printed items about Freund and his work, including newspaper clippings, magazine articles and exhibition brochures. Many of the clippings date from his time as artist-in-residence at Stetson University in Florida.

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


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.

Subject Headings


Freund, Louis, 1905-1999.

Corporate Bodies

Stetson University -- History.


Mural painting and decoration -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- Arkansas.
Painters -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Louis Freund Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louis Freund, 1965.

Table of Contents


About Freund and his work