Archives of American Art

Louise Bourgeois papers

Collection ID:
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010
Physical Description:
695 Items
Reels 54 and 90
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Printed matter, 1945-1994, and undated, including exhibition catalogs and announcements, notices of meetings of The Club, Venice Biennale admission card, Cafe de Flore menu, and clippings; and 26 b&w photographs (copyprints) of Bourgeois, family and friends, and her work, 1922-1953 and undated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a sculptor, born and educated in Paris and later came to New York.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 54 and 90 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 54 and 90: Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Louise Bourgeois in 1994. Papers on microfilm were lent by Bourgeois in 1971.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information. Microfilm portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
Photographs: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Wendy Williams, Managing Director, Louise Bourgeois Studio. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Related Materials
Also in the Archives is material lent for microfilming including (reels 54 and 90) including circa 500 drawings and sketches; prints, portraits, correspondence, including a letter from Rene d'Harnoncourt, catalogs, clippings, printed material, and miscellany.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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