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James Melchert papers, 1950-2019

Melchert, Jim, 1930-

Art teacher, Ceramicist, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramicist, educator, and art administrator James Melchert, measure 9.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2019. Included are biographical information, witings, personal and professional correspondence, photographs and slides of Melchert and works of art, interview transcripts, exhibiton and performance files, commission files, files regarding residencies, project files, printed material, and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

James (Jim) Melchert (1930- ) is a ceramicist, educator and art administrator in Oakland, Calif.


Donated 2004 and 2019 by James Melchert as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

James Melchert papers, 1950-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.