Collection ID:
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970
bulk 1960-1970 dates
Physical Description:
770 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
524 letters and postcards; 10 diaries, 1955-1967 describing her work and problems creating it; appointment and address books; interviews of Hesse by Cindy Nemser; Hesse's classroom notes, term papers and teaching notes; papers by Hesse's students, and several essays by Lucy Lippard; personal photographs and photographs of art work; sketchbooks, sketches and drawings; exhibition catalogs, announcements and invitations; 2 scrapbooks of clippings and memorabilia; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor and instructor. Born in Hamburg, Germany, immigrated to the U.S. and later became naturalized. Studied at Pratt Institute, 1952-53, Art Students League, 1953 and Cooper Union, 1954-57, all in New York City. Lecturer at School of Visual Arts, New York City, 1968-70.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls 1475-1477 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001