The collection is arranged as 5 series: Series 1: Letters, 1926-1970 (Box 1, 8; 12 folders) Series 2: Notes, 1944 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 3: Art Work, 1947 (Box 1; 2 folders) Series 4: Printed Material, 1941-1975 (Box 1, 8; 1.5 linear feet) Series 5: Photographs, 1933-1956 (Box, 2-9; 4.9 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of painter and theatrical set designer Eugene Berman date from 1926-1975 and measure 6.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered letters, primarily postcards, from various colleagues including Juliet and Man Ray and Berman's brother Leonid. There are also notes, scattered artwork, printed material, and extensive photographs, many of Mexico.
Eugene Berman papers, 1926-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The Eugene Berman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Eugene Berman (1899-1972) worked in New York City, Los Angeles, California, and Rome, Italy as a Neo-Romantic painter and designer of theatrical sets and costumes for opera and ballet productions.
Some of the papers are in Italian, French, and Russian.
The Eugene Berman papers were donated by the artist's sister-in-law, Sylvia Marlowe Berman, in 1978.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001