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Louisa Chase Papers

A description of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chase, Louisa, 1951-2016.
Title: Louisa Chase Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1971-2016
Quantity: 25 linear ft.
Abstract: Artwork: original and reproductions, corespondence subject files, writings and memorabilia of the American painter.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Louisa Chase (1951-2016) was an American painter. Born in Panama where her father was stationed in the Army, she grew up in Pennsylvania. She obtaned her BA degree in printmaking from Syracuse University in 1973 and a Master's degree from Yale in 1975. Based in Manhattan, she exhibited widely and taught at Rhode Island School of design, The School of Visual Arts and at The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is best know for known for her paintings in the New Image style.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Louisa Chase Papers comprises Biographical material, Artwork, original; Artwork, reproductions; Correspondence-subject files, Financial and legal files, Medical files, Writings and Memorabilia.

Biographical material consists of her curriculum vitae and biographical sketches composed for exhibitions.

Artwork original includes sketch books and some loose drawings.

Artwork reproductions consists of high quality transparancies, prints and negatives comprising an extensive record of the artist's work.

Correspondence-subject files consists of Ms. Chase's correspondence with family, friends, galleries and institutions.

Financial and legal files is a single folder of income, tax, real estate, insurance and sales receipts.

Medical files is a single folder of research notes on cancer and correspondence with doctors.

Writings include a personal journal as well as poems and essays.

Memorabilia consists of exhibition catalogs, personal and family photographs, a collection of music CDs compiled by Ms. Chase and assorted miscellaneous material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Artwork is arranged as the artist filed it. Some is chronological and some is grouped in other ways that may be less obvious. Correspondence subject files are arranged alphabetically and everything else is arranged 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


Barosh, Miyoshi.
Chase, Louisa, 1951-2016.
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-
Gold, Alison Leslie.
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980.
Lauterbach, Ann, 1942-
Leveque, Pierre, 1921-2004.


Painters -- United States -- 20th century.
Sculpture, American -- 20th century.
Women artists -- United States.
Women painters -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Black-and-white negatives.
Color negatives.
Exhibition catalogs.
Photographic transparencies.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Louisa Chase Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louisa Chase Estate, 2017.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 7 Nov 2017
Revision history:

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Biographical material
Box 1 Biographical material
Artwork, original
Box 1 Sketchbooks undated (9 folders)
Box 2 Sketchbooks undated (2 folders)
Artwork, reproductions
Box 2 Mixed types 1984
Box 2 Negatives undated (2 folders)
Box 2 Prints undated (6 folders)
Box 3 Prints 1979-1984 (8 folders)
Box 4 Prints 1985-1989 (7 folders)
Box 5 Prints 1990-1997, undated (6 folders)
Oversize 5 Prints undated
Box 5 Transparencies 1979-1980 (3 folders)
Box 6 Transparencies 1980-1981 (5 folders)
Box 7 Transparencies 1982 (4 folders)
Box 8 Transparencies 1982-1983 (6 folders)
Box 9 Transparencies 1983-1987 (6 folders)
Box 10 Transparencies 1987-1988 (6 folders)
Box 11 Transparencies 1989-1990 (5 folders)
Box 12 Transparencies 1990-1992, undated (5 folders)
Box 12 Transparencies 1970-1973 (10 folders)
Box 13 Transparencies 1972-2003, undated (30 folders)
Box 14 Transparencies undated (11 folders)
Box 15 Transparencies 1979-1994 (2 folders)
Box 16 Transparencies undated (2 folders)
Box 17 Transparencies undated (2 folders)
Box 18 Transparencies 1978-1988
Box 18 Transparencies 1984-1997
Correspondence-subject files
Box 19 Astier, Pierre 1987
Box 19 Bank America Corporation Art Program 1982-1985
Box 19 Barosh, Miyoshi 1986, undated
Box 19 Berard, Guy 1988
Box 19 Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, Inc. 1987
Box 19 The Broad Art Foundation 2001
Box 19 Brooke Alexander Gallery New York 1982-1996
Box 19 The Brooklyn Museum 1989
Box 19 The Butler Institute of American Art 1998
Box 19 California State University, Long Beach 1998
Box 19 Caraccio, Kathy 1985
Box 19 Chase, Ben undated
Box 19 Chase, Wilda S. undated
Box 19 Chihuly, Dale undated
Box 19 Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown 1987
Box 19 Foundation for the Community if Artists 1989
Box 19 Gold, Alison Leslie 1989
Box 19 Goya-Girl Press, Inc. 1972, 2000-2001
Box 19 Guston, Philip 1975
Box 19 The Hayground School Bridgehampton, New York 2003
Box 19 Hirshorn Museum 1984
Box 19 Holzman, Eric 2011
Box 19 Inflatable sculpture 1972
Box 19 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) 2001
Box 19 Lauterbach, Ann 1981-1984, undated
Oversize 5 Lauterbach, Ann undated
Box 19 Leveque, Pierre undated
Box 19 Loyola University of Los Angeles 1973
Box 19 Metropolitan Museum of Art 1984, 1988
Box 19 Museum of Modern Art 1983
Box 19 National Endowment for the Arts 1982
Box 19 Oliver, Bobbie 1998
Box 19 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 1984
Box 19 Scott, Dale 1982-1986
Box 19 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 1985
Box 19 Stengel, Avis E. 1989
Box 19 Tandem Press 1987
Box 19 University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 1973
Box 19 Vrej, Baghoomian, Inc. 1989
Box 19 Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Minnesota 1984
Box 19 Yale University 2001
Box 19 Zwerenz, Uli 1986
Box 20 Miscellaneous correspondence 1979-1997, undated (5 folders)
Financial and legal files
Box 20 Financial and legal files
Medical files
Box 20 Medical files
Box 21 Essays and poems undated
Box 21 Journals 1987-1988
Oversize 5 Journals 2001
Box 21 Journals 2016
Box 21 Notebooks (2 folders)
Box 21 Addresses (2 folders)
Box 21 Architectural plans
Box 21 Clippings
Oversize 5 Diploma 1975
Box 22 Exhibition and gallery announcements 1977-2011 (3 folders)
Box 22 Exhibition catalogs 1971-1980 (2 folders)
Oversize 2 Exhibition catalogs 1979-1984
Box 23 Exhibition catalogs 1981-1984 (7 folders)
Box 24 Exhibition catalogs 1984-1986 (7 folders)
Oversize 3 Exhibition catalogs 1986-1991
Box 25 Exhibition catalogs 1987-1991 (8 folders)
Oversize 4 Exhibition catalogs 1992
Box 26 Exhibition catalogs 1993-2003 (6 folders)
Oversize 1 Mix CDs
Box 26 Family photographs
Box 26 Portraits 1981
Box 26 Portraits 1983
Box 26 Portraits 2001
Box 26 Portraits undated (2 folders)
Oversize 5 Portraits undated
Oversize 6 Portraits undated
Box 27 Miscellaneous undated (5 folders)
Box 28 Miscellaneous undated (11 folders)
Box 28 Records of shows and lists of paintings 1971-1985, undated
Box 28 Research material undated
Box 29 Miscellaneous (4 folders)
Box 30 Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box 31 Miscellaneous, unidentified videocassette

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