Size: 0.6 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of "outsider" artist and writer David Zeldis papers measure 0.6 linear feet and date from circa 1960-2020. The papers document the career of Zeldis through biographical materials, writings, correspondence and personal business records, press clippings, printed materials, and photographic materials, including prints, slides, transparencies, and digital photographs.
Biographical materials include resumes and biographies, as well as documentation of Zeldis's longstanding struggles with mental health, considered by the artist and most critics to be integral to his work. Writings include drafts of Zeldis's poetry and fiction writing, as well as rare print publications. Correspondence and personal business records document sales and consignments with galleries, relationships with publishers, and institutional exhibitions. Photographic material primarily documents Zeldis's works, along with with a few portraits.