This collection is arranged as 7 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970s-1998 (5 folders; Box 1) Series 2: General Correspondence, 1944-circa 1998 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files, circa 1930s-1999 (7.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-9) Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-1997 (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 9-12, OV14-16) Series 5: Writings By Others, circa 1944-1991 (0.2 linear feet; Box 12) Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1992 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 12-13) Series 7: Artwork, 1982-1992 (0.1 linear feet; Box 13, OV16)
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The papers of Los Angeles art historian, art critic, and writer Merle Schipper measure 12.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 1999. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writing and research project files, printed material, writings by others, photographs, and artwork.
Merle Schipper Papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Merle Schipper (1922-2001) was an art historian, writer, and art critic active in Los Angeles, California.
Collection is in English
The Merle Schipper papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002 by the Merle Schipper Estate via Schipper's daughter Amy Schipper Howe.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001