Papers, 1951; 1961-1977, and undated, in Chinese, Some recorded in brush calligraphy, including: biographical data; membership cards; over 30 honorary awards and appointments; a hospital diary recorded by Xie's nurses to document his last 100 day; nearly 50 letters (received 1981-1997) from colleagues and friends; a few personal journals; writings by Xie or copied by him (some in bound volumes), mostly related to his research on artists and his publications, including chronologies of artists, notes on the authentication and identification of Chinese painting and calligraphy in various collections, a speech draft, and manuscripts of Wang Xian, Guo Xi heji and others; Lao Jixiong's 1986 manuscript of Dunhuang shiku; poems copied and written by Xie, or created for him by firends; invitations and two exhibition guest books; printed material; seal impressions; 27 photo album containing over 1800 photographs that show Xie, his wife Chen Peiqiu and their family, fellow artists, colleagues and friends, exhibition receptions and installations, works by other artists and historical manuscripts from various collections, and nearly 500 still photographs, and over 300 glass, cut film, and roll film negatives, mostly illustrating his paintings, cave sites, works by other artists, and historical manuscripts.
9 cubic feet : arranged in 11 boxes by material type
Box 1: Awards, honorary appointments
Box 2: Chronology of Xie's life ; biographical data/bibliography ; writings ; guest books ; journals/diaries (including nurse's diary)/notebooks
Box 3: Dunhuang manuscript, etc. ; Draft of writing papers ; official documents
Box 4: Photographs and negatives
Box 5: Photographs of painting history of Mi Fu ; Phtographs of Palace Museum (Taipei)
Box 6: Photo albums (including personal photos of Xie) ; still prints ; negatives ; seal impressions ; writings ; notes
Box 7: Still print photos ; glass and print negatives
Box 8: Photos of calligraphy and painting ; personal photos of Xie and colleagues
Box 9: Bound volumes of writings
Box 10: Writings and papers
Box 11: Photo albums
Biographical / Historical:
Xie Zhiliu (1910-1997) was a Shanghai painter, art historian, art theorist, and connoisseur of Chinese art and in particular traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. His wife Chen Peiqiu (1923-) is also a painter.