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Louise Bourgeois papers, 1922-1994

Louise Bourgeois papers, 1922-1994

Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010



Collection Information

Size: Reels 54 and 90: 695 items.

Unmicrofilmed: 0.4 linear ft.

Summary: REELS 54 and 90: Ca. 500 drawings and sketches; prints, portraits, correspondence, including a letter from Rene d'Harnoncourt, catalogs, clippings, printed material, and miscellany.

UNMICROFILMED: Printed matter, 1945-1994, and undated, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, notices of meetings of The Club, Venice Biennale admission card, Cafe de Flore menu, and clippings; and 26 b&w photographs (copyprints) of Bourgeois, family and friends, and her work, 1922-1953 and undated.

Biographical/Historical Note

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a sculptor, born and educated in Paris and later came to New York.


Papers on Reels 54 and 90 were lent for microfilming by Louise Bourgeois in 1971; she donated the unfilmed material in 1994.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 54 and 90: Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 54 and 90 available at Archives of American Art offices and 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. Microfilm portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.

Restrictions on Use

Photographs: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Wendy Williams, Managing Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio, 433 West 14th Street, No. 2-R, New York, NY 10014.

How to Cite This Collection

Louise Bourgeois papers, 1922-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.