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More Information | A Finding Aid to the Leonard Bocour papers and business records, 1933-1993

Leonard Bocour papers and business records, 1933-1993

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A Finding Aid to the Leonard Bocour Papers and Business Records, 1933-1993, in the Archives of American Art
Jean Fitzgerald
Scope and Content Note
The papers of American art collector, paint manufacturer, lecturer, and painter, Leonard Bocour measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1933 to 1993. Found within the papers is biographical material, including identity cards, membership cards, and award certificates. Miscellaneous correspondence is primarily with artists and colleagues, including Helen Frankenthaler, Chaim Gross, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Jack Levine, Morris Louis, David Oxtoby, and Philip Pearlstein and discuss exhibitions and other art-related topics. Also found are diaries and annotated daily calendars; personal business records regarding personal finances, donations, and lectures; business records for Bocour Artist Colors, Inc., including contracts, business correspondence, financial documentation, and printed material; notes and writings including address books and writings by Bocour and others; transcripts of interviews with Bocour that discuss his early career; and printed material including clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, booklets, and brochures.
The Leonard Bocour papers and business records were donated by his widow, Ruth Bocour, in 1994.
Related Material
Additional Leonard Bocour papers may be found at the Syracuse University Library, Special Collections Research Center.
Processing Information
The papers were processed to an intermediate level in August 2004 by Jean Fitzgerald.