Letters from Jerome Caja to Anna van der Meulen

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cajajerl
Creators:
Caja, Jerome, 1958-1995
Dates:
1995
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
7 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Four letters and two postcards written to van der Meulen, Caja's closest friend and executor, during the final years of his life. Also included are Caja's handwritten "House Rules," coined by Caja for visitors coming into his studio/home.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, sculptor; San Francisco, Calif. Caja grew up in Ohio, and studied at the Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University before enrolling at the San Francisco Art Institute. His art was an expression of his involvement in the flamboyant San Francisco drag queen community, using raw materials such as eyeliner, lipstick and nail polish.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1999 by Anna van der Meulen, friend and executor of Caja's estate.

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Gay artists -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transvestites -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay communities -- California -- San Francisco Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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