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Charles Culver papers, 1920-1997

Contents and Arrangement

The Charles Culver papers are organized into 8 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1926-1974
4 Folders
Box 1

Description Container Select
Curriculum Vitae, Biographical Accounts, undated, 1974
1
1
Diploma, 1926
1
2
Obituaries and Memorial Exhibition Clippings, 1967-1968
1
3
Award of Merit from the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, 1949
1
4

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1920-1982, bulk 1920-1966
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, 5

Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1920-1966
1
5-19
Correspondence, 1967-1982
Oversized material housed in Box 5, Folder 1.
2
1-4
Condolence Letters, 1967
2
5
Envelopes, 1982, 1945-1967
2
6
Oversized Correspondence, undated
Oversized material from Box 2, Folders 1-4.
5
1

Series 3: Writings , circa 1928-1984
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3, 5

Description Container Select
"American Show", undated
2
7
"Art and the Artist", undated
2
8
"The Artist at Fifty", undated
2
9
"An Artist's Development and Precepts", undated
2
10
"Artists, Poverty and Proposal", undated
2
11
"A Choice of Bridegrooms", undated
2
12
"Coryllia and the Comical Boy", undated
2
13
"Counsels for Watercolorists", undated
2
14
"Culver Joins Arts and Crafts", 1960
2
15
"Desire of the Dead", undated
2
16
"Dissenting Voice", undated
2
17
"An Evening at the Art Museum", undated
2
18
"Explanatory Narration before a 'Session with Arno Marsh'", 1931
2
19
Fictional Dialogue about Vietnam War and Pop Art, undated
2
20
"Foreword", undated
2
21
"Guest Editorial", undated
2
22
"A Happy Tale", undated
2
23
"I Rebuke Phillip", undated
2
24
"Introduction to Art Study", 1964
2
25
"It Happened in Dufferland", undated
2
26
"Johnny Ladyslipperseed", undated
2
27
"A Late Look at the American Scene Movement and its Principle Figures", undated
2
28
Lecture Notes, undated
2
29
Lecture to Students, undated
2
30
"Memoirs of Ernst Grassdauber", undated
2
31
Miscellaneous Drafts, undated
2
32
"Michigan Show", undated
2
33
"Moments of Heroism", undated
2
34
Music Tablature, undated
2
35
"My Village", undated
2
36
Note about Death, undated
2
37
"Notes on the Caricature", undated
2
38
"Notes on Imaginary Invalid Caricature", undated
2
39
"Notes on Importance of Being Earnest Caricature", undated
2
40
"Notes on the Philadelphia Story Caricatures", undated
2
41
"On the 1947 Annual Exhibition for Michigan Artists", 1947
2
42
"One Man Show", 1967
2
43
"One Man Show", undated
2
44
"One Spring Afternoon", undated
2
45
Puppet Play, undated
2
46
"Random Suggestions for Art Students", undated
2
47
"A Sarkisian Fantasy", undated
2
48
"Screech Owl Indeed", undated
2
49
"A Short Introduction to Modern Art", 1954
2
50
"Some Suggestions for Art Students", undated
2
51
"A Sorry Tale", undated
2
52
"Is the State of Michigan Culturally Disposed?", undated
2
53
"Statement on 1964 Michigan Artists Exhibition", 1964
2
54
"The Story of Dod and the Troll Who Didn't Want To Be A Troll", undated
2
55
"The Stuff Lord Clopf Was Made Of", undated
2
56
"Summer Art Scene", undated
2
57
"Talk to Art Director's Club", undated
2
58
"Trib to Ted", undated
2
59
"Trombley's Garden", undated
2
60
Untitled, undated
2
61
Untitled, undated
2
62
"Utopia Yet", undated
2
63
"Viewpoint", undated
2
64
"The Village", undated
2
65
"Watercolor Annual", circa 1944
2
66
"The Way it Went", undated
2
67
"Wicker's", undated
2
68
Various Poems, undated
2
69
Journal, undated, 1939-1967
2
70
Notebooks, Book of Dreams, 1928-1929
3
1
Notebooks, Poems and Short Prose, circa 1931
3
2
Notebooks, Poems, undated
3
3
Notebooks, Florence Culver, undated
3
4
Notebooks, On the Laws of Japanese Painting, undated
3
5
Notebooks, Misellaneous Notes, undated
3
6-7
Writings by Others, The Art of Charles Culver, undated, 1984
3
8-9
Writings by Others, "Charles Culver" by E.P. Richardson, 1982
3
10
Writings by Others, "Charles Culver 1908-1967", undated
3
11
Writings by Others, "The Most Unforgettable Critic I Ever New" by Malcolm T. Rybalde, undated
3
12
Writings by Others, "For Art Treasures Worth an Estimated $40 Billion" by Sara Cauldwell Ambrosini, undated
3
13
Scrap Book Introductory Note, undated
5
2

Series 4: Business Files , circa 1967-2000
4 Folders
Box 3

Description Container Select
Inventory, 1975-2000, undated
3
14
Artwork Transactions, 1968-1972, undated
3
15
Correspondence, 1967-1974, undated
3
16
Guest List for Exhibitions, 1968, 1972
3
17

Series 5: Artwork , 1955, undated
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 3, 5

Description Container Select
Drawings, 1955, undated
3
18-24
Prints, undated
3
25
Plant Imprints, undated
3
26
Date Symbols on Culver Paintings, undated
3
27
Oversized Painting on Printed Material, undated
5
3
Oversized Painted Cartoons, undated
5
4
Oversized Volkswagen Sunshade Design, 1962
5
5

Series 6: Photographs , circa 1923-1952
8 Folders
Boxes 3, 5

Description Container Select
Photographs of Culver, 1926, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 5, Folder 6-7.
3
28-29
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1923-1952
3
30-31
Various Photographs, undated
3
32
Transparencies of Artwork, undated
3
33
Oversized Photographs of Culver, undated, 1966
Oversized material from Box 3, Folder 28-29.
5
6-7

Series 7: Artifacts , undated
2 Folders
Box 3

Description Container Select
Stamp, undated
3
34
Stone, undated
3
35

Series 8: Printed Material , circa 1930-1977
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

Description Container Select
Topic and Talk Newsletter, 1960-1967
3
36-38
Topic and Talk Layout, undated
3
39
Exhibition Announcements, undated, 1947-1993
3
40
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, circa 1941-1977
3
41
Catalogs, 1930, 1961-1978
3
42
Miscellaneous Reproductions of Artwork, undated
4
1
Press Releases, 1991-1993, undated
4
2
Scrapbook of Culver's Art Reviews, 1966-1967
4
3
Cartoons by Culver Including a Letter and Drawings, 1997, 1939-1940
4
4
Mounted Cartoons of Various Writers, undated
4
5
Reference Clippings, undated
4
6
In Memoriam Sarkis Sarkisian, 1977
4
7
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Sixty Years in Review, 1945
4
8

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.