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Charles Seliger diaries, 1959-1987

Seliger, Charles, 1926-2009

Painter, Designer


Collection Information

Size: 79 Volumes, (on 13 microfilm reels)

Summary: Diaries containing lengthy daily entries about Seliger's personal life and painting activities. Seliger discusses his relationships with other artists, in particular Mark Tobey.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Mt. Vernon, N.Y.


Lent for microfilming 1973-1987 by Charles and Lenore Seliger, subsequently sold to The Morgan Library & Museum in 2004.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, N.Y.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 345-346; 581-583; 1343-1344; 2323-2324; 3472-3473; and 4202-4203 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Charles Seliger diaries, 1959-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.