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Alice Neel papers

Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1933-1983
Summary:
The papers of New York painter Alice Neel measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1933 to 1983. The bulk of the collection documents the last fifteen years of Neel's career as an artist. Found within the papers are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations; writings and notes by Neel; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting Neel, exhibitions, and her artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter Alice Neel measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1933 to 1983. The bulk of the collection documents the last fifteen years of Neel's career as an artist. Found within the papers are letters from galleries, museums, and art organizations; writings and notes by Neel; exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting Neel, exhibitions, and her artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as # series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, circa 1968-1983 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings and Notes, circa 1960-1979 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1933-1983 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, 1940-1983 (Box 1; 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a painter in New York, NY. She was known for her portraits of New York artists and intellectuals. Neel studied painting at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now the Moore College of Art and Design) from 1921-1925. She married Cuban artist Carlos EnrĂ­quez, and they briefly lived in Havana, Cuba. After the break-up of their marriage, she settled in New York City. During the 1930s she worked for the Public Works of Art Project and the Works Progress Administration, painting scenes of urban poverty and developing her distinctive portrait style. She pursued a career as a figurative painter during a period when abstraction was favored, and she did not begin to gain critical praise for her work until the 1960s. Neel received an honorary doctorate from the Moore College of Art and Design in 1971 and a retrospective of her work was held at the Whitney Museum in 1974. During the last decade of her life she finally received extensive national recoginition for her paintings. Neel was also a notable public speaker and often spoke on the topic of women artists.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are printed material on Romare Bearden, Alice Neel, and Howard Newman, 1975-1990, compiled by Dennis Florio, and a videorecording of "Art and Alice Neel," 1975, recorded as part of University of Georgia Television station WGTV's "Forum" program.
Provenance:
The collection was donated from 1974 to 1983 by Alice Neel.
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.
Topic:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neelalic
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1968-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Letters are from galleries, museums, and art organizations and primarily concern Neel's work and art related activities. Also found are holiday and birthday cards from friends as well as fan mail. Included among the letters from 1977 are two color snapshots of Neel.
Arrangement note:
Letters are arranged chronologically.
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neelalic, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1973
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c45ff411-63e7-4018-a9ee-9b82d5fda973
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4-7
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb176576-3d97-4e8b-bd89-387a71ef69b3
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(3 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f6e247fc-b653-4706-aabd-d0c1e4d237cf
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ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref18

Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11-14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90c3a970d-50ea-4471-920d-0445fea24111
EDAN-URL:
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15-18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3b9ee61-801a-4699-a89b-e728c352a56c
EDAN-URL:
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1983
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91aa7712d-15c1-4fd3-97d1-41a4e9934fa1
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb00dafa-a283-4a2d-b2ae-0f568d5a7bf6
EDAN-URL:
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Writings and Notes

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 2 folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-1979
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes artists' statements, Neel's acceptance speech for her degree, her Bloomsburg State College lecture, a one page reminiscence on Anton Refregier, and miscellaneous notes.
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neelalic, Series 2
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EDAN-URL:
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1979
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 2: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99c53ca6c-d6c5-41fc-9166-e279538e4e4b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref26

Notes

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 22
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 2: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92f4f146b-4a5f-40f2-b451-9d9a516ba5f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref27

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1983
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material primarily document's Neels late career from 1970 to 1983. Included are announcements and exhibiton catalogs for solo and group shows, newspaper and magazine articles about Neel, and scattered press releases, flyers, and event brochures. Also found is a journal, Mother Number Six, which includes reproductions of Neel's portraits of Joe Gould.
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.neelalic, Series 3
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e41c1fe9-e335-4ed4-a3a0-dfd74be476ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref30

Press Releases

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw988a3d2c8-8119-4340-931b-47dbe7fc14e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref31

Exibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1967
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959a0830e-2b2d-4344-981f-9477e63aa07e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref32

Exibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(10 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1983
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97f95a56e-606e-4900-aa21-ada4c4404d9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref33

Exibition Announcements and Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 35
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92c9d7cd7-7de6-43f0-87f4-0c6e08412d04
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Programs

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1981
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96786c9e6-d036-49ca-81f4-9a18c795462c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref35

Advertisements Brochures

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1983
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw951790fcb-8a91-4017-add5-819c7451407f
EDAN-URL:
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Clippings

Collection Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Extent:
(4 folders)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated, 1968-1983
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:
Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alice Neel papers
Alice Neel papers / Series 3: Printed Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fa8b91d9-ccb4-4944-8963-3d0c27736497
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-neelalic-ref37

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