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Edward L. Loper papers, 1965-1988

Edward L. Loper papers, 1965-1988

Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011

Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, 1974-1987, writings, photographs, and printed matter. The writings include typescripts of lectures and articles, written by one of Loper's students, discussing Loper's early life, teaching methods, and his work for the Index of American Design and the Barnes Foundation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Wilmington, Del.; Loper worked on the Index of American Design (1936-41) in Wilmington, Del., and studied at the Barnes Foundation. He taught privately and at schools, including the Delaware Art Museum.


These are the only papers Mr. Loper has retained.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Edward L. Loper, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4230 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Edward L. Loper papers, 1965-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.