Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of Charles Culver measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1920-1997. This material documents his career as a watercolorist and art critic for the Detroit Free Press. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, business files, artwork, photographs, printed material, and artifacts. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with family and colleagues, including E.P. Richardson, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Charles Culver papers, 1920-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel D365-D367 and reel 3 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels D365-D367 and reel 3: Originals returned to Mrs. Charles Culver after microfilming. Most of the material lent was subsequently donated in 2004.
Material previously loaned in 1969 can be found on Microfilm reels D365-D367, and reel 3. Some of the material from this loan was not included in the 2004 donation and is not described in the finding aid.
Charles Culver (1908-1967) was a Detroit-based watercolorist, critic, and teacher.
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2004 by Sarah C. Weiss, daughter of Charles Culver.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001