Richard Lippold papers, 1944-1977

Lippold, Richard, b. 1915 d. 2002
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; writings; articles; speeches; tv and film scripts; exhibition catalogs; and clippings. REEL D342: Correspondence relating to Lippold's commissions; writings; articles and speeches; exhibition catalogs; miscellaneous publications; and clippings. Correspondents include: Josef Albers, William Baziotes, Naum Gabo, Morris Graves, Walter Gropius, Mark Rothko, Eero Saarinen, and Mark Tobey. REEL N69-24: Correspondence; catalogs; clippings; writings; and papers relating to the Conference on Government Participation in the Arts and Humanities. UNMICROFILMED: Correspondence, writings, and printed matter, 1953-1977, and a motion picture, "The Sun and Richard Lippold." Much of the correspondence relates to Lippold's sculpture commissions, such as work for St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, and for the North Carolina National Bank. Also included are personal letters, catalogs, speeches, film and television scripts, and other writings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel D342 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1968 & 1977 by Richard Lippold; material on reel N69-24 lent for microfilming 1969 by Lippold.

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