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Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008

Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008

Gloeckler, Raymond, 1928-

Educator, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Wisconsin printmaker and educator Raymond Gloeckler measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1952 to 2008. Gloeckler's career as an artist is documented through biographical material, correspondence with galleries and art organizations, exhibition and commission files, printed material, and artwork.

Biographical material includes a professional application, award certificates, and biographical documentation compiled for the book, "Progressive Printmakers: Wisconsin Artists and the Print Renaissance." The bulk of Gloeckler's correspondence consists of handmade holiday and greeting cards sent to him from friends and fellow printmakers including Warrington Colescott, Rosemary Feit Covey, Arthur Geisert, William Haendel, Mary Meyer, and David Rynning. Also found is scattered correspondence regarding the sale and exhibition of his work. Exhibition and commission files only document select projects and may include notes, correspondence, exhibition lists, and agreements. Printed material consists chronological files containing newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, newsletters, university publications, and brochures. Also found are three limited edition books containing prints by Gloeckler. This collection also contains two pencil drawings and four holiday prints by Gloeckler.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Gloeckler (1928- ) is a printmaker in Madison, Wis.


Donated 2010 by Raymond Gloeckler.

A Finding Aid to the Raymond Gloeckler Papers,
, in the Archives of American Art
Biographical Note
Raymond Gloeckler (1928- ) is a printmaker and educator in Madison, Wisconsin. Gloeckler was born on December 13, 1928 in Portage, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, receiving his B.S. in 1950 and his M.S. in 1952. After holding several teaching positions at colleges in Michigan, he returned to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1961 as a professor and taught there until his retirement in 1993. Gloeckler established himself as a leading figure in 20th-century woodcuts and wood engraving, exhibiting his works nationally and internationally, and receiving numerous awards.
The collection is arranged as 5 series:
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1959, circa 1993-1999 (Box 1; 5 folders)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1962-2005 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)
Series 3: Exhibition and Commission Files, 1959-1994 (Box 1; 9 folders)
Series 4: Printed Material, 1952-2008 (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)
Series 5: Artwork, circa 1980-2004 (Box 2; 3 folders)
Donated 2010 by Raymond Gloeckler.
Processing Information
The Raymond Gloeckler papers were processed to a minimum level by Erin Kinhart in 2011.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Raymond Gloeckler papers, 1952-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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