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Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971

Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971

Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-1975

Curator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 30 linear feet (on 63 microfilm reels)

Summary: Personal and professional records including correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, subject files, photograph album, and diaries relating to Zigrosser's work as an authority on prints and printmaking and his personal relationships with artists.

Biographical/Historical Note

Print curator; Philadelphia, Pa.; d. 1975. Graduated Columbia University in literature. Worked with prints in New York City at Keppel and Co. and Weyhe Gallery; print curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art 1940-1963; author of books on prints and art works.


Lent for microfilming, 1991, by the University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Department, Van Pelt Library. Zigrosser donated the papers to the University in 1972. Portions of the papers not microfilmed include research files, manuscript materials for published work, family records, and journals.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections, Van Pelt Library.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 4612-4674 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, University of Pennsylvania Special Collections and through AAA's interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Attn: Nancy Shawcross, Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6206; phone: 215-898-2065; e-mail:

How to Cite This Collection

Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.