A Finding Aid to the Terry Schoonhoven Papers, circa 1969-1980, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schoterr
Creators:
Schoonhoven, Terry, 1945-2001
Dates:
circa 1969-1980
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The Terry Schoonhoven papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1969 to 1980. The scattered papers document Schoonhoven's career in Los Angeles as a painter, printmaker, and muralist through writings, artwork and 10 sketchbooks, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Terry Schoonhoven papers measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1969 to 1980. The scattered papers document Schoonhoven's career in Los Angeles as a painter, printmaker, and muralist through writings, artwork and 10 sketchbooks, and photographs.
Writings by Terry Schoonhoven include an essay about the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. Artwork and Sketchbooks include 3 loose sketches and 10 bound sketchbooks. Many of the sketchbooks contain preliminary studies for murals, as well as measurements, lists, phone numbers, addresses, and writings. Also found within the sketchbooks are miscellaneous notes written to Schoonhoven by his wife, Sheila. Photographs depict installation views and works of art by Terry Schoonhoven.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Writings, circa 1980 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 2: Artwork and Sketchbooks, circa 1969-circa 1980 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Photographs, circa 1969-1980 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Terry Schoonhoven (1945-2002) was a painter, printmaker, and muralist who worked in Los Angeles. During his career he painted over forty public murals, mostly in the Los Angeles area.
Schoonhoven received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin. In 1967, Schoonhoven relocated to Los Angeles where studied fine art and taught lithography courses at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1969, Schoonhoven co-founded the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad with muralist, Victor Henderson. The Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad, which also included Jim Frazin and Leonard Koren, painted murals in public spaces in the Los Angeles area from 1969 to 1974.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3887 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Elissa L. Jerome in 2016.
Author
Elissa L. Jerome
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Terry Schoonhoven papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Terry Schoonhoven in 1981.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Terry Schoonhoven papers 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
Terry Schoonhoven papers, circa 1969-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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