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Schipper, Merle  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Spratling, William  Search this
Biederman, Charles Joseph  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
ArtScene (periodical)  Search this
France -- Paris -- photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
12.1 Linear feet
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)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Merle Schipper (1922-2001) was an art historian, writer, and art critic active in Los Angeles, California.
Language Note:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art