Charles Culver papers, 1920-1997

Culver, Charles B., b. 1908 d. 1967
Art critic, Painter, Designer, Watercolorist
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Collection size: 3.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of Charles Culver measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1920-1997. This material documents his career as a watercolorist and art critic for the Detroit Free Press. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, business files, artwork, photographs, printed material, and artifacts. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with family and colleagues, including E.P. Richardson, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Biographical/Historical Note: Charles Culver (1908-1967) was a Detroit-based watercolorist, critic, and teacher.

The papers were donated to the Archives in 2004 by Sarah C. Weiss, daughter of Charles Culver.

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Material previously loaned in 1969 can be found on Microfilm reels D365-D367, and reel 3. Some of the material from this loan was not included in the 2004 donation and is not described in the finding aid.