Frederick Papsdorf papers

Collection ID:
Papsdorf, Frederick, 1887-1978
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters; biographical sketch; artworks; sketchbooks; photographs; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; articles; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 981: A biographical sketch; 160 letters, 1941-1975, mostly from Klaus Perls, Papsdorf's dealer at the Perls Galleries, N.Y.C., 1943-1950; 2 books of watercolors and 32 loose watercolors, 1900, 7 wash drawings, and 5 sketchbooks, 1933-1948; 10 photos of Papsdorf, his paintings, and exhibitions; catalogs, announcements, articles; and clipppings. Also included are letters from the American Red Cross concerning Papsdorf's activities as an instructor for their Arts & Skills Corps during the mid-1940's.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3813: Four letters, 1957-1958; 2 photographs of Papsdorf; 50 drawings and 2 intaglio prints; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; and miscellaneous printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Detroit, Michigan.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 981 and 3813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 981 donated 1973 by Frederick Papsdorf; material on reel 3813 donated 1984 by Syracuse University.

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perls, Klaus Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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