Irving and Hela Norman papers, circa 1920-2010

Norman, Irving, b. 1906 d. 1989
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Norman, Hela, b. 1927

Active in Half Moon Bay,Calif.

Collection size: 10.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of Irving and Hela Norman measure 10.0 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to 2010. The papers document the career of painter Irving Norman through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, curators, art galleries, and museums; writings, exhibition records, personal business records, printed material, personal photographs, and photographs of his artwork. Also found are numerous audio and video interviews of Irving and Hela Norman.

Biographical/Historical Note: Irving Norman (1906-1989) was a painter in San Francisco, California.

A small amount of material was donated by Irving and Hela Norman in 1988-1989. The bulk of the collection was donated in 2011 by Hela Norman via Tom Von Tersch, Trustee.

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Additional loaned material, including slides, photographs of artwork, and letters, was returned to Hela Norman in 1990 after microfilming. Loaned material is available on reel 4705 but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Also in the Archives of American Art is a videorecording of an interview with Irving Norman, produced by Bay Area Video Coalition, Zeke Richardson and Larry Andrews, in cooperation with the Archives of American Art. The interview was conducted by Michael S. Bell, March 5, 1988.