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Oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann

Interviewee:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording, master: 6 sound files (4 hr., 40 min.), digital, wav)
140 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Oct. 11-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ronald A. Kleemann conducted 2009 Oct. 11 and 12, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Kleemann's home, in Valatie, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Ronald A. Kleemann (1937- ) is a photorealist painter in Valatie, N.Y. He was educated at University of Michigan, College of Architecture. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.kleema09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw923500d1f-8eb8-4503-a9b7-8eca2c930ceb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kleema09
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Oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann, 2009 Oct. 11-12

Interviewee:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)285163
AAA_collcode_kleema09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_285163
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008

Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15739
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286593
AAA_collcode_kleerona
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_286593
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers

Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1942-2008
Summary:
The papers of photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann papers date from circa 1942-2008 and measure 2.0 linear feet. The papers include chronological files that contain a wide variety of documents, projects files relating to his race car paintings, biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann papers date from circa 1942-2008 and measure 2.0 linear feet. The papers include chronological files that contain a wide variety of documents, projects files relating to his race car paintings, biographical materials, writings and lectures, printed material, original drawings, and photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1971-2008 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Chronological Files, 1950s-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 3: Writings and Lectures, 2006 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Project Files, 1985- 2007 (Box 2; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2004 (Box 2; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1942, 1960s and 1970s (Box 2; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 7: Photographs, 1980s-2002 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
The Photorealist painter Ronald A. Kleemann (b. 1937), who is well known for his renderings of automobiles, currently works and resides in Valatie, New York. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he moved to New York City to pursue art after graduating from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design in 1961. Kleemann is represented by the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Ronald A. Kleemann, 2009 Oct. 11-12, conducted by Judith Richards.
Provenance:
Donated by Ronald Kleemann, November 11, 2009.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Photo-realism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kleerona
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d1c150c1-214d-49ed-bbde-31b75ba13e2f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kleerona

Biographical Materials

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-2008
Scope and Contents note:
This series include resumes, press and racing pit passes, and an embroidered CART (Conceptual Art Racing Team) badge.
Arrangement note:
Materials are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kleerona, Series 1
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw962a91fe7-cce8-467b-8f9a-abd86d01fc62
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref13

Resumes

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d8b42d4-7f69-4d76-b77a-c70d97adc89f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref14

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-2002
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97524328e-f7e0-441d-bb09-23a0c76adb6f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref15

Entrance Documentation to Car Races and the Super Bowl

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-2008
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94b7661d0-8283-431f-b915-4b9060da5d3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref16

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s-2008
Scope and Contents note:
Each annual file includes a variety of documentation such as drawings, sketches, school report cards, handwritten letters, correspondence, flyers, photographs, press releases, periodical clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. The content varies from year to year.

Of particular interest are photos of the artist at exhibitions, 1968 and 1971; a description of Kleemann's art van (Conceptual Art Racing Team "CART") at the 1977 Indianapolis 500; draft of a profile about the artist, 1979-1980; dissertation on photorealism, 1988; interview questions and dissertation on photorealism, 2000-2001; clipping and minutes from a project meeting to raise funds for COARC (Columbia County Association for Retarded Children) and art donations for auction, 2001-2002.
Arrangement note:
Original order has been maintained. The years 1960, 1965 and 1995 are lacking.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kleerona, Series 2
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96c18b432-2b13-4b91-876f-8009ac06c68c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref19

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c00a011-2633-450e-a0e3-c4549ae4e50d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref20

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5-6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96ed91fbc-27dc-4e2d-bb3d-cdd598c8ab06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref21

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
3 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7-9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f05d56f6-e862-486d-91d8-f91bafbb257e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref22

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
11 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10-20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw980b2451c-b946-41bd-a36e-6f8a612c8512
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref23

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9beaf2340-6773-429f-bcea-c7caff593eb4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref24

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
17 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23-39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw960c67003-fea7-434d-996b-105a761b68b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref25

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40-43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-1999
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw928dd2d00-dbd2-47c8-b832-291b7c846bd2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref26

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
7 Folders
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000-2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw984d5227f-2824-4cfb-86d6-58e835a93cf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref27

Chronological Files

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2007-2008
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 2: Chronological Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw909f44aa9-a557-4664-952c-286fb2f8d8ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref28

Writings and Lectures

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006
Scope and Contents note:
Among the lectures and addresses is the text of Kleemann's 2006 presentation to the Hudson Fortnightly Club.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kleerona, Series 3
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bdcc20db-e7b4-4b7a-8866-2704182f17c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref31

Writings

Collection Creator:
Kleemann, Ronald A., 1937-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ronald A. Kleemann papers
Ronald A. Kleemann papers / Series 3: Writings and Lectures
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985c84c6f-35ed-4ecb-8198-773a27825b81
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kleerona-ref32

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