Hugh J. Gourley born in 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island. Gourley graduated from Brown University in 1953 and where he served as a curator at the Rhode Island School of Design museum for seven years before coming to Colby. Hugh Gourley came to Colby College to serve as the Director of the Museum of Art in 1966. Hugh retired after serving 36 years as the Director of Colby College Museum of Art.

Close up view of Hugh J. Gourley III Autograph. Original Hugh J. Gourley III Autograph, signed on 25th Anniversary Colby College Museum of Art Waterville Maine 04901 Letterhead. Typed on Letter: August 14, 1984. Miss Brenda Juhn R.F.D. 1, Box 7A Cape Neddick, Maine 03902. Dear Brenda: I want to thank you very much for your contribution to the Museum’s Twenty-fifth Anniversary Fund. It is very generous of you and very much appreciated. The development of Colby’s museum has been remarkable and it is through the interest and support of people such as you that it has achieved its present status. A receipt for your gift is enclosed. Again, many thanks. Sincerely, Hugh Hugh J. Gourley III Director. Approx. size 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Regular Price – $ 75.00 / Sale Price – $ 24.95.

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