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Merle Schipper Papers

Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Names:
ArtScene (periodical)  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Biederman, Charles Joseph, 1906-2004  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Hélion, Jean, 1904-1987  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Spratling, William, 1900-1967  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Extent:
12.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Photographs
Prints
Transcripts
Drawings
Place:
France -- Paris -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Date:
circa 1930s-1999
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Biographical material consists of a notebook planner and professional contact addresses, as well as Schipper's resume and bibliography. Scattered correspondence is both personal and professional with family and colleagues.

Over one-half of the collection consists of Schipper's writing, research, project, and exhibition files. There are drafts, essays, manuscripts, notes, and research documentation about California art and artists, an exhibition of craftsman William Spratling curated by Schipper, Schipper's dissertation and additional projects on Jean Helion, the exhibition Americans in Paris in the 1950s (1997), additional exhibitions, as well as transcripts of interviews with artists. The research files on Helion include an interview transcript with Willem de Kooning about Helion and correspondence with artists about Helion, including Charles Biederman, Alexander Calder, Philip Guston, Carl Holty, Jack Tworkov, and others. Additional exhibition files are found for Visions of Inner Space (1988) and Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age (1989). Artists interviewed by Schipper include Billy Al Bengston, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Kenneth Noland, Eric Orr, and others.

Extensive printed materials include clippings and copies of journals and periodicals containing Schipper's writings.

There are a few scattered writings by others about art and artists. Photographs are of Schipper, artists, artwork, and places, including Paris. Artwork includes one original poster print by Kiki Smith and one drawing by Matt Mullican.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Missing Title

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)
Biographical / Historical:
Merle Schipper (1922-2001) was an art historian, writer, and art critic active in Los Angeles, California.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Merle Solway Schipper was naturalized in Los Angeles in 1950 and received a PhD in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. Schipper was a familiar figure on the Los Angeles art scene. Her primary scholarly focus grew out of her dissertation research on Jean Helion, but much of her writing attention was devoted to Los Angeles artists and art world events. She was a regular contributor to many art periodicals, including ArtScene, Images and Issues, Artweek, ARTnews, and the Los Angeles Daily News.

As an independent curator, Schipper's research interests led to several exhibitions, including Americans in Paris: the 50s (1979) at California State University, Northridge, Visions of Inner Space (1988) co-curated with Lee Mullican at UCLA's Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, Marmo: the New Italian Stone Age (1989), Being There/Being Here: Nine Perspectives in New Italian Art (1991), traveling exhibition sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, and an exhibition of William Spratling for the Craft and Folk Art Museum in 1997. Schipper also taught and lectured at UCLA, USC, CSU Northridge, and Claremont Graduate School.

Merle Schipper died in 2001.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
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.
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:
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Authors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Prints
Transcripts
Drawings
Citation:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schimerl
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Merle Schipper Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f9def13e-db14-404e-bdeb-bd0882698b5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schimerl
Online Media:

Interview Transcript, Willem de Kooning, On Helion

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw911748a97-0c46-484f-a5a1-571571a3b45e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref123

Willem de Kooning (Annotated 1972 Interview Transcript)

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.6: Interviews with Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f3e62eac-a84e-4782-8012-cb1eaf62da05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref174

The visual arts and the myth of Southern California, 1900-1950 : panel discussion

Creator:
Paul, Stella  Search this
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Starr, Kevin  Search this
De Long, David Gilson, 1939-  Search this
Dijkstra, Bram  Search this
Gebhard, David  Search this
Glenn, Constance, 1933-  Search this
Harris, Neil, 1938-  Search this
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Möritz, William  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound cassettes. Sound recording)
Container:
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000061628]
Audio [31027000061636]
Audio [31027000061644]
Audio [31027000061651]
Audio [31027000061669]
Audio [31027000061677]
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 October 18-19
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Archives of American Art. The participants were Kevin Starr, Neil Harris, Merle Schipper, Constance Glenn, Bram Dijkstra, Susan Larsen, William Moritz, David Gebhard, and David De Long. Stella Paul is moderator.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 10 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California, Southern  Search this
Art historians -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Museum directors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
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Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95c033e6f-c82f-409e-9a10-4292d9275cfe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref1

General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-circa 1998
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is both personal and professional with friends, family, and colleagues. Subjects include research and scholarly interests, as well as publication of articles and manuscripts.
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schimerl, Series 2
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Merle Schipper Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92b2711b2-ebf9-479e-9926-0ea955e84b36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref10

Book, Jean Helion: The Abstract Years, 1929-1939, Draft Copies of Appendices

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93287c87a-b7ca-46d7-89d4-53e201142f93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref100

Book, Jean Helion: The Abstract Years, 1929-1939, Draft Copies of Supplementary Materials

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1992
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90781869b-2cd5-49e5-ac95-5d74d2df5399
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref101

Book, Jean Helion: The Abstract Years, 1929-1939, Manuscript Drafts

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 12-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-1975
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a120354e-d427-4338-bcfe-c5cd471bdf08
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref102

Book, Jean Helion: The Abstract Years, 1929-1939, Manuscript

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 23-24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1992
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f98b5090-7d1c-4c1e-bf7a-ea2abe9f3a40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref103

Book, Unidentified Manuscript Draft on Jean Helion

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fe05bea7-1536-4f6e-a3d2-016ff8dc3a57
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref104

Book, Unidentified Manuscript Draft on Jean Helion

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-circa 1980s
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fc88218a-ca6d-492c-a69d-35b5e6017f60
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref105

Paper Presentation, College Art Association Meeting

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 29-30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1985
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975569e8b-65d6-4d53-8b2b-21ce59a6fa6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref106

Correspondence, Dissertation and Permissions

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1978
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d69db85-dcca-4f18-83f5-09f746746fa2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref107

Correspondence, Jean Helion Letters to A. E. Gallatin

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 4-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1942
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97d1e9877-4916-415a-af16-767337714d77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref108

Correspondence, Jean Helion with Others

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 8-9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1991
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9858543e9-68f0-4343-80a4-f0b6b3226be2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-schimerl-ref109

Writing and Research Project Files

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Extent:
7.8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-9)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930s-1999
Scope and Contents:
Files document the extensive research, writing, and exhibitions undertaken by Schipper throughout her career.

There are drafts, essays, manuscripts, notes, and research documentation of California art and artists, craftsman William Spratling, Jean Helion, Alexander Calder, the Latin American Art Research and Exhibition Program at MOCA, Pasadena Art Museum project, a Frank Perls book project at UCLA, and numerous other research projects and interests. There are additional exhibition files and interviews with artists as well.

The files on Jean Helion are extensive as Helion was the subject of Schipper's dissertation. These files include an interview transcript with Willem de Kooning about Helion and correspondence with artists about Helion, including Charles Biederman, Alexander Calder, Philip Guston, Carl Holty, Jack Tworkov, and others.

Exhibition files are found for Life and Works of William Spratling (1995), Americans in Paris in the 1950s (1979), Visions of Inner Space (1988), and Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age (1989). Some of the files include interviews with artists.

Additional artists interviewed by Schipper include Billy Al Bengston, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Laddie John Dill, Kenneth Noland, Eric Orr, and others. Files include transcripts and notes.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as 6 subseries.

Missing Title

3.1: General Writing and Research Projects, 1949-circa 1998

3.2: William Spratling, 1946-1997

3.3: Jean Helion, circa 1930s-1997

3.4: Americans in Paris in the 1950s, circa 1950s-1997

3.5: Exhibitions, circa 1981-circa 1995

3.6: Interviews with Artists, 1968-1999
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.schimerl, Series 3
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Merle Schipper Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e8388e20-2f0d-4eea-9b00-5081b7b6ee63
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Correspondence, Jean Helion and Merle Schipper

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 10-11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1996
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d4a52c67-6e01-40c2-b3d8-38847540863a
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Correspondence, Jean Helion Research

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1976
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f518ec94-31e8-4130-9032-31a9ca375374
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Correspondence, Letters from Jacqueline Helion

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993-1995
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw966b36645-83fd-4edf-9b7d-ef4fb072f3c4
EDAN-URL:
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Correspondence and Interviews with Jean Helion

Collection Creator:
Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1982
Collection Restrictions:
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.
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:
Merle Schipper papers, circa 1930s-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Merle Schipper Papers
Merle Schipper Papers / Series 3: Writing and Research Project Files / 3.3: Jean Helion
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9669afd23-f91a-4ea3-82bc-034b74ad1ec5
EDAN-URL:
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