Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Correspondence, photographs; writings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; and clippings.
REELS 680 & 1007: Correspondence, mostly business and professional letters; writings such as "The Animal in Art" and other jottings on art and form; price lists, statements from galleries and sales memos; catalogs and annoucements; clippings; photographs of Caparn's work, and photos of Caparn in her studio, snapshots and a portrait by Maya Deren, 1948, as well as one by Alan Shayne.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, clippings, exhibition material, receipts, photographs and records relating mainly to the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors.
Rhys Caparn papers, 1938-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 680 and 1007 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Rhys Caparn papers also at Syracuse University.
Donated 1972-1983 by Rhys Caparn.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001