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Kahlil Gibran papers, circa 1945-2008

Gibran, Kahlil, 1922-2008

Painter, Inventor, Writer, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor and arts organizer, Kahlil Gibran, measure 6.0 linear feet and date from circa 1945-2008. Included are biographical material, correspondence, writings,subject files, exhibition files, financial records, photographs and printed material relating to Gibran's art and his community involvement with Arab immigrants in the United States, in particular, Boston, Massachusetts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kahlil Gibran (1922- 2008) was a Lebanese American sculptor and arts organizer in Boston, Massachusetts.


Material was both lent and donated by Kahlil George Gibran, April 1972.The bulk of the material was donated in 2020 by Jean Gibran, Kahlil Gibran's widow. It is unclear whether the material on reel 374 was donated in 2019.

Related Materials

Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming on reel 374 and includes a scrapbook, 1949-1965, that contains biographical material, awards, clippings, exhibition material, and photographs of Gibran's sculpture.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 374: Material returned to the lender, Kahlil Gibran, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Material on 35mm microfilm reel 374 available at the Archives of American Art offices or 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

Kahlil Gibran papers, circa 1945-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.