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Ralph Bacerra papers, 1957-2015

Ralph Bacerra papers, 1957-2015

Bacerra, Ralph C., 1938-2008


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 linear feet

Summary: Correspondence with Eudorah Moore and others, teaching files, photographs, artwork, an illustrated diary, and printed material documenting the career of ceramic artist and educator Ralph Bacerra.

Biographical/Historical Note

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


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

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.