The collection is arranged into five series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-1985 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Writing, 1947-1978 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: "Dialogues in Art" Records, 1966-1969 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1) Series 4: Lectures, Interviews, and Event Records, 1965-1978 (1.0 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Artwork, 1942 (0.1 linear feet; OV 3)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The papers of painter and educator Edward Biberman measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1939 to 1985. The papers document Biberman's career in Los Angeles through correspondence with friends and colleagues; writings such as speeches and articles; sound recordings and related documents for his "Dialogues in Art" television program, including recordings featuring Henry Hopkins, Howard Warshaw, June Wayne, Charles White, and others; and lectures and interviews with other educators or for television programs.
Edward Biberman papers, 1939-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels LA 1, 106, and 832 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Some of the sound and video recordings in the collection were digitized for research access and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Edward Biberman conducted by Betty Hoag, April 15, 1964. The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming 106, frames 151-601. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
California painter and educator Edward Biberman (1904-1986) was known for his stylized portraits and history-inspired murals.
The Edward Biberman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Sonija Dahl Biberman in 1987.
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