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Mel Chin papers, 1977-1985

Chin, Mel, 1951-

Assemblage artist, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Items linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical data; newspaper and magazine clippings; a Bryant Park Artists in Residence Program file containing Chin's revised proposal for his sculpture, a news release, and photographs; a drawing of Chin's sculpture "The Manila Palm;" copies of sketches for a sculpture commission in Houston; and photographs of Chin's works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, painter; Houston, Tex. and New York, N.Y.


Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Donated 1985 by Mel Chin.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3479 available for use 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

Mel Chin papers, 1977-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.