The collection is arranged into seven series: Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1942-1982 (Box 1; 3 Folders) Series 2: Business Records, circa 1936-1983 (Box 1; 8 Folders) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1947-1978 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Works of Art, circa 1940s, 1952, after 1958 (Box 1, OV 4; 2 Folders) Series 5: Correspondence, circa 1916-1983 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet) Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1919-1983 (Box 1-3, OV 4; 1.4 linear feet) Series 7: Photographs, after 1937-circa 1980s (Box 3; 0.8 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
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The papers of painter, illustrator, muralist, and political activist William Gropper measure 3.3 linear feet and date from 1916-1983.
William Gropper papers, 1916-1983, bulk 1926-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection was digitized in 2007 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview of William Gropper conducted by Bruce Hooton in 1965. The Louis Lozowick papers contain documentation of Lozowick's research and writings for a biography of Gropper.
The Special Collections Research Center at the Syracuse University Library also holds a collection of William Gropper's papers.
William Gropper (1897-1977) was a painter, cartoonist, and lithographer from Croton-on-Hudson, New York. WPA muralist and painter of social comment.
Donated 1984 by Sophie Gropper (Mrs. William).
The papers of William Gropper in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 4,578 images.
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