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Letters; biographical sketch; artworks; sketchbooks; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and printed material.
REEL 981: A biographical sketch; 160 letters, 1941-1975, mostly from Klaus Perls, Papsdorf's dealer at the Perls Galleries, N.Y.C., 1943-1950; 2 books of watercolors and 32 loose watercolors, 1900, 7 wash drawings, and 5 sketchbooks, 1933-1948; 10 photos of Papsdorf, his paintings, and exhibitions; catalogs, announcements, articles; and clipppings. Also included are letters from the American Red Cross concerning Papsdorf's activities as an instructor for their Arts & Skills Corps during the mid-1940's.
REEL 3813: Four letters, 1957-1958; 2 photographs of Papsdorf; 50 drawings and 2 intaglio prints; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.
Frederick Papsdorf papers, 1900-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 981 and 3813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Painter; Detroit, Michigan.
Material on reel 981 donated 1973 by Frederick Papsdorf; material on reel 3813 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.
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