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A Finding Aid to the Roy De Forest papers, 1916-2015, bulk 1948-2007

Roy De Forest papers, 1916-2015, bulk 1948-2007

De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 9.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of artist Roy De Forest measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1916 to 2015, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1948 to 2007. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, digital audio and video, and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roy De Forest (1930-2007) was a painter, sculptor, and educator in Port Costa, California.


The Roy De Forest papers were donated in several installments from 1974 to 2016. Some materials were loaned for microfilming in 1974 and subsequently donated in 1977 and 1979 by Roy De Forest. Additional materials were donated in 2009 and 2016 by Gloria Marchant, Roy De Forest's widow.

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