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Charles Culver papers, 1920-1997

Charles Culver papers, 1920-1997

Culver, Charles B., 1908-1967

Painter, Designer, Watercolorist, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 3.5 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Culver (1908-1967) was a Detroit-based watercolorist, critic, and teacher.


The papers were donated to the Archives in 2004 by Sarah C. Weiss, daughter of Charles Culver.

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Location of Originals

  • Reels D365-D367 and reel 3: Originals returned to Mrs. Charles Culver after microfilming. Most of the material lent was subsequently donated in 2004.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Charles Culver measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1920-1997. This material documents his career as a watercolorist and art critic for the Detroit Free Press. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, business files, artwork, photographs, printed material, and artifacts. Correspondence consists of letters exchanged with family and colleagues, including E.P. Richardson, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Microfilm reel D365-D367 and reel 3 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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