The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Biographical information, correspondence, 1974-1987, writings, photographs, and printed matter. The writings include typescripts of lectures and articles, written by one of Loper's students, discussing Loper's early life, teaching methods, and his work for the Index of American Design and the Barnes Foundation.
Edward L. Loper papers, 1965-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 4230 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Edward L. Loper, after microfilming.
Painter; Wilmington, Del.; Loper worked on the Index of American Design (1936-41) in Wilmington, Del., and studied at the Barnes Foundation. He taught privately and at schools, including the Delaware Art Museum.
These are the only papers Mr. Loper has retained.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001