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Herschel Browning Chipp papers, 1964-1974

Chipp, Herschel Browning, 1913-1922

Curator, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Papers of curator Herschel Browning Chipp concern the provenance, conservation, publication and exhibition of the painting "Washington rallying the troops at Monmouth," 1854, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, owned by the University of California, Berkeley, University Art Museum.
correspondence, research notes, press releases, newsclippings, photographs, conservation reports, and 2 unpublished manuscripts, "Washington at Monmouth" by John D. Hicks, and "Emanuel Leutze's Mural Westward the Course of Empire Takes Us Way" by Justin G. Turner, and documents regarding the program and budget for the 1965 exhibition of the Leutze painting.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian, writer, museum curator, and educator; Berkeley, Calif. Born 1913. Died 1992.


Lent for microfilming 1984 by Herschel Browning Chipp.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3098-3099. 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

Herschel Browning Chipp papers, 1964-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.