Edward L. Loper papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lopeedwa
Creators:
Loper, Edward L., 1916-2011
Dates:
1965-1988
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection of the papers of African American painter Edward L. Loper consists of biographical information; correspondence, 1974-1987; writings; photographs; and printed material. The writings include typescripts of lectures and articles written by one of Loper's students, which discuss Loper's early life, his teaching methods, and his work for the Index of Amerian Design and the Barnes Foundation.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edward L. Loper, Sr. (1916-2011) was an African American painter and educator in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked for the WPA on the Index of American Design (1936-1941) and studied at the Barnes Foundation. Loper taught privately and at schools, including at the Delaware Art Museum.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4230 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Edward L. Loper, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by Edward L. Loper in 1989.

Other Title
Other Title
Edward Loper, Sr. papers (microfilm title)

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

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds two oral history interviews with Edward L. Loper. Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1964 Mar. 26, conducted by Richard Doud, and Oral history interview with Edward L. Loper, 1989 May 12, conducted by Marina Pacini.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts -- Delaware -- Wilmington Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Delaware -- Wilmington Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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