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Merle Schipper Papers, circa 1930s-1999

Schipper, Merle, 1922-2001

Writer, Art historian, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 12.1 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Los Angeles art historian, art critic, and writer Merle Schipper measure 12.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 1999. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writing and research project files, printed material, writings by others, photographs, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Merle Schipper (1922-2001) was an art historian, writer, and art critic active in Los Angeles, California.


The Merle Schipper papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2002 by the Merle Schipper Estate via Schipper's daughter Amy Schipper Howe.

Language Note

Collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.