A Finding Aid to the Marilynn Karp Papers Regarding Richard Lippold, 1949-2015, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.karpmari
Creators:
Karp, Marilynn Gelfman
Dates:
1949-2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.8 Linear Feet
Repository:
The Marilynn Karp papers regarding sculptor Richard Lippold measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1949-2015. Included are personal letters to Karp from Lippold and Ray Johnson regarding Lippold; records pertaining to the Richard Lippold Foundation and estate; a folder relating to Hunter College, where Karp was a student and Lippold taught; a video recorded interview with Richard Lippold by Franco Zeffirelli, photographs and negatives of Lippold in his studio, printed material, a project proposal for the World Trade Center Memorial, and a few writings by and about Lippold.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Marilynn Karp papers regarding sculptor Richard Lippold measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1949-2015. Included are personal letters to Karp from Lippold and Ray Johnson regarding Lippold; records pertaining to the Richard Lippold Foundation and estate; a folder relating to Hunter College, where Karp was a student and Lippold taught; a video recorded interview with Richard Lippold by Franco Zeffirelli, photographs and negatives of Lippold in his studio, printed material, a project proposal for the World Trade Center Memorial, and a few writings by and about Lippold.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Marilynn Karp papers regarding Richard Lippold, 1949-2015 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marilynn Karp (1939- ) was a student of sculptor Richard Lippold and became his friend and installation assistant beginning in 1957. Karp was also a trustee of Lippold's foundation and an executor of his estate until his death in 2002.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2018.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilynn Karp in 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Marilynn Karp papers regarding Richard Lippold are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Marilynn Karp papers regarding Richard Lippold, 1949-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records. Marilynn Karp is the widow of Ivan C. Karp.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Ray, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippold, Richard, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zeffirelli, Franco Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunter College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richard Lippold Foundation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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