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Ronald A. Kleemann papers, circa 1942-2008

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1971-2008
0.1 Linear Feet
Box 1

This series include resumes, press and racing pit passes, and an embroidered CART (Conceptual Art Racing Team) badge.
Materials are arranged chronologically within each folder.
Description Container Select
Resumes, 1971-2005
1
1
Miscellaneous, 1972-2002
1
2
Entrance Documentation to Car Races and the Super Bowl, 1971-2008
1
3

Series 2: Chronological Files , 1950s-2008
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Boxes 1-2

Each annual file includes a variety of documentation such as drawings, sketches, school report cards, handwritten letters, correspondence, flyers, photographs, press releases, periodical clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs. The content varies from year to year.
Of particular interest are photos of the artist at exhibitions, 1968 and 1971; a description of Kleemann's art van (Conceptual Art Racing Team "CART") at the 1977 Indianapolis 500; draft of a profile about the artist, 1979-1980; dissertation on photorealism, 1988; interview questions and dissertation on photorealism, 2000-2001; clipping and minutes from a project meeting to raise funds for COARC (Columbia County Association for Retarded Children) and art donations for auction, 2001-2002.
Original order has been maintained. The years 1960, 1965 and 1995 are lacking.
Description Container Select
Chronological Files, 1950s
1
4
Chronological Files, 1961
2 folders
1
5-6
Chronological Files, 1962-1964
3 folders
1
7-9
Chronological Files, 1966-1976
11 folders
1
10-20
Chronological Files, 1977
2 folders
1
21-22
Chronological Files, 1978-1994
17 folders
1
23-39
Chronological Files, 1996-1999
4 folders
1
40-43
Chronological Files, 2000-2006
7 folders
2
1-7
Chronological Files, 2007-2008
2
8

Series 3: Writings and Lectures , 2006
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Box 2

Among the lectures and addresses is the text of Kleemann's 2006 presentation to the Hudson Fortnightly Club.
Description Container Select
Writings, undated
2
9
Lectures and Addresses, 2006
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Box 2
2
10
Random Artist's Notes, undated
2
11

Series 4: Project Files , 1985-2007
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Box 2

Project files relate mostly to paintings of cars.
This series is arranged alphabetically by project title.
Description Container Select
Corvette Painting Studies, 1985
2
12
Jack Gordon Car Studies, 2002 or later
2
13
Kodak Car Studies, 2002 or later
2
14
M and M Car Studies, 2002
2
15
Navy Painting Studies, undated
2
16
Target Car Studies, undated
2
17
Tony the Tiger Car Studies, 2002 or later
2
18
Viagra Painting Studies, 2002 or later
2
19
Zurich Painting Studies, 2007
2 folders
2
20-21

Series 5: Printed Material , 1971-2004
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Box 2

Printed materials include exhibition catalogs, NASCAR programs, and clippings.
This series is organized by record type and material within each folder is filed chronologically.
Description Container Select
Group Exhibition Catalogs, 1971-1973
2
22
NASCAR Official Program Guides, 1977-1979
2
23
Periodical Clippings, 1972-1992
2 folders
2
24-25
Advertisements, 1971-2004
2
26

Series 6: Artwork , circa 1942, 1960s and 1970s
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Box 2

All artwork is by Kleemann. The earliest drawings were made around the age of five.
Original order has been maintained.
Description Container Select
Earliest Drawings, circa 1942
2
27
Random Studies, 1960s and 1970s
2
28
Abstract Studies,1960s and 1970s
2 folders
2
29-30
Miscellaneous Drawings, 1960s and 1970s
2
31

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1980s-2002
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Box 2

These photographs most likely served as source materials for paintings.
Description Container Select
Photographs, circa 1980s-2002
2
32

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.