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Terry Schoonhoven papers, 1969-1980

Terry Schoonhoven papers, 1969-1980

Schoonhoven, Terry, 1945-2002

Muralist, Painter, Printmaker

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Terry Schoonhoven (1945-2002) was a painter, printmaker, and muralist who worked in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad began as a mural painting partnership 1969 with Schoonhoven as one of the founders.


The Terry Schoonhoven papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Terry Schoonhoven in 1981.

Scope and Contents

The Terry Schoonhoven papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1969 to 1980. The scattered papers document Schoonhoven's career in Los Angeles as a painter, printmaker, and muralist through writings, artwork and 10 sketchbooks, and photographs.

Writings by Terry Schoonhoven include an essay about the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. Artwork and Sketchbooks include 3 loose sketches and 10 bound sketchbooks. Many of the sketchbooks contain preliminary studies for murals, as well as measurements, lists, phone numbers, addresses, and writings. Also found within the sketchbooks are miscellaneous notes written to Schoonhoven by his wife, Sheila. Photographs depict installation views and works of art by Terry Schoonhoven.

This collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3887 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

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

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