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Toby Topek papers, 1950-1982

Toby Topek papers, 1950-1982

Topek, Toby, 1934-

Sculptor, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Summary: A resume; letters, undated and 1952-1981, from The Art League of Houston, Rabbi Moshe Cahana, the City Federation of Woman's Clubs, Houston, Rabbi William S. Malev, David A. Sharp and others; clippings; exhibition announcements; catalogs and invitations; lists of paintings and drawings; consignment sheets and statements, 1971; an insurance claim and correspondence relating to Topek's damaged sculpture DANCE OF THE SPIRIT, 1980; subject files containing correspondence, notes and writings, printed material and miscellany, 1977-1979, on the salon organized by Topek, "Organized Women Support Women," The Houston Festival exhibition DOORS, and the exhibition TOBY TOPEK: COLLAGES AND SCULPTURE, Roberto Molina Gallery, Houston; a journal, 1974, and a diary, 1978-1981, containing notes and writings on art and women, printed material and photographs; a report card, transcript and workbook of charts and anatomy and perspective studies from the Feather & Feather School of Design, Houston, 1950-1952; notebooks containing sketches, studies and notes from Topek's painting classes, lists of her works and sales, 1959-1982; and photograph albums containing photographs of Topek and her work and printed material, 1977-ca. 1982.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, sculptor; Houston, Texas.

Provenance

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Lent for microfilming 1982 by Toby Topek.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Toby Topek, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3309 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Toby Topek papers, 1950-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.