Bischoff, Elmer Nelson,
San Francisco, Calif.
Collection size: 4.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Collection Summary: Sketchbooks; photographs; record-books; agendas; notes and memos; speech transcripts; resume; drawings; newspaper clippings; and correspondence.
REEL 2787: Photocopies of a career résumé and a transcript of a speech given at the Oakland Museum, October 27, 1973, in which he discusses his experiences at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, 1945-1950.
UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, catalogs, personal notes and receipts, journals, photographs, sketchbooks, and drawings, including portraits of David Park, Richard Diebenkorn and others.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and educator; San Francisco Bay Area, California. Died 1991. Bischoff, along with David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, and James Weeks founded the Bay Area Figurative School.
The two items on reel 2787 were donated 1974 by Bischoff. In 1991, his papers were donated by his widow, Adelie Bischoff.
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