Louise Bourgeois papers, 1922-1994

Bourgeois, Louise, b. 1911 d. 2010
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: Reels 54 and 90: 695 items.
Unmicrofilmed: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: REELS 54 and 90: Ca. 500 drawings and sketches; prints, portraits, correspondence, including a letter from Rene d'Harnoncourt, catalogs, clippings, printed material, and miscellany.

UNMICROFILMED: Printed matter, 1945-1994, and undated, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, notices of meetings of The Club, Venice Biennale admission card, Cafe de Flore menu, and clippings; and 26 b&w photographs (copyprints) of Bourgeois, family and friends, and her work, 1922-1953 and undated.

Biographical/Historical Note: Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a sculptor, born and educated in Paris and later came to New York.

Papers on Reels 54 and 90 were lent for microfilming by Louise Bourgeois in 1971; she donated the unfilmed material in 1994.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels 54 and 90 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • Photographs: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Wendy Williams, Managing Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio, 433 West 14th Street, No. 2-R, New York, NY 10014.
  • Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives Washington, D.C. Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information. Microfilm portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
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