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Jean Charlot Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

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Date: Feb 1967

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.

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by type.


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.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

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