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James Melchert papers, 1950-2021

Melchert, Jim, 1930-

Ceramicist, Sculptor, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 10 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramicist, educator, and art administrator James Melchert, measure 10.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2021. Included are biographical information, writings, 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. A portion of the collection is in electronic format on two USB flash frives.

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Donated 2004 and 2019-2021 by James Melchert as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

James Melchert papers, 1950-2021. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.