Arthur & Shifra Silberman Native American art collection, 1864-1995.


Silberman, Arthur. Arthur & Shifra Silberman Native American art collection, 1864-1995.

Arthur & Shifra Silberman Native American art collection, 1864-1995.

The Native American Painting Reference Library was committed to the premise that Native American painting is a valuable part of the American heritage and as such is deserving of a continuing effort to collect and preserve all material having a bearing on its history and development. Besides the books, brochures, clippings, photographs, catalogs, auction records, interview tapes, correspondence, and memorabilia, the Silberman collection contains, according to Rennard Strickland, "more than 2500 works of art created by more than 190 artists representing 55 different cultural and tribal backgrounds."

101.5 cubic feet (169 document boxes, 7 record cartons, 4 oversized boxes)

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