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Ralph Bacerra papers, 1957-2015

Bacerra, Ralph C., 1938-2008



Collection Information

Size: 3.4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramic artist and educator Ralph Bacerra measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1957-2015. Included is an address book, correspondence with Eudorah Moore and others, teaching files, glaze recipes, photographs and slides, artwork, an illustrated diary, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008) was a ceramic artist and educator in Los Angeles, Calif.


Donated 2003 by Ralph Bacerra and 2016 by Cindy Bass, Bacerra's niece and executor, and in 2017 by Jo Lauria Fargo on behalf of Bass as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Ralph Bacerra papers, 1957-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.