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Jean Charlot Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979.
Title: Jean Charlot Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1962
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the French-American illustrator, painter, lithographer, muralist and art historian; died 1979. Collection includes manuscript of Mexican mural renaissance and sketchbook for mural The Village Fiesta in Shaw Dormitory at Syracuse University.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Artist Jean Charlot was born in 1898 in Paris. He is a muralist especially known in this area for his mural The Village Fiesta in fresco at Shaw Dormitory. Other works of his may be found at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Hawaii, and various other schools and churches. He has exhibited at principal museums both in the United States and abroad.

He has also written several books and illustrated many others, primarily children's books. Mr. Charlot is currently a professor in the Art Department of the University of Hawaii.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Jean Charlot Papers are divided into two series. Manuscripts contains the manuscript of Mr. Charlot's book, Mexican Mural Renaissance, his sketchbook of first ideas for the Village Fiesta fresco in Shaw Dormitory, and his remarks at the dedication of the mural. Published material includes a newspaper clipping about his play, Na'auao.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by type.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979.

Corporate Bodies

Syracuse University.


Art historians -- United States.
Art, American -- 20th century.
French Americans.
Mural painting and decoration -- United States -- 20th century.
Painters -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.


Art historians.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Jean Charlot Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: --
Date: Feb 1967
Revision history: 6 Nov 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Mexican Mural Renaissance
Box 1 Contents, chapter 14
Box 1 Chapter 15, index
Box 1 Notes 1961, undated
Box 1 Sketches for Village Fiesta mural
Box 1 Remarks taken from discussion by Charlot at Village Fiesta dedication 1960
Published material
Box 1 Newspaper clipping - article about Charlot's play Na'auao

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