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Frederick Papsdorf papers, 1900-1975

Frederick Papsdorf papers, 1900-1975

Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters; biographical sketch; artworks; sketchbooks; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and printed material.

REEL 981: A biographical sketch; 160 letters, 1941-1975, mostly from Klaus Perls, Papsdorf's dealer at the Perls Galleries, N.Y.C., 1943-1950; 2 books of watercolors and 32 loose watercolors, 1900, 7 wash drawings, and 5 sketchbooks, 1933-1948; 10 photos of Papsdorf, his paintings, and exhibitions; catalogs, announcements, articles; and clipppings. Also included are letters from the American Red Cross concerning Papsdorf's activities as an instructor for their Arts & Skills Corps during the mid-1940's.

REEL 3813: Four letters, 1957-1958; 2 photographs of Papsdorf; 50 drawings and 2 intaglio prints; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Detroit, Michigan.

Provenance

Material on reel 981 donated 1973 by Frederick Papsdorf; material on reel 3813 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 981 and 3813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Frederick Papsdorf papers, 1900-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.