The collection is arranged as 7 series. Series 1: Biographical Material, 1942-2011 (5 folders; Boxes 1, 6) Series 2: Correspondence, 1934-2007 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1950s-2009 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, OV 7) Series 4: Writings, circa 1962-1998 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4) Series 5: Printed Material, 1943-1990 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 6) Series 6: Artwork, circa 1950s-1980s (1 folder; Box 4) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1930s-2007 (1 linear foot; Boxes 4-6)
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The papers of sculptor Freda Koblick measure 5.8 linear feet and date from 1934 to 2011. The collection documents her career through scattered biographical material, correspondence with family and friends, personal business records, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.
Freda Koblick papers, 1934-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Freda Koblick (1920-2011) was a sculptor in San Francisco, California. Koblick attended San Francisco City College and San Francisco State College. She then moved to Los Angeles and received a certificate as a plastics engineer in 1943 from the Plastics Industries Technical Institute. She worked only in plastics as a medium for sculpture, with an emphasis on cast acrylic. At the start of her career she focused on designing and producing functional cast plastic objects such as doors, lighting, doorknobs, and fountains often in collaboration with architects.
Donated in 2012 by Freda Koblick via Julia Fremon, Freda Koblick Living Trust.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001