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    Paul Singer Papers, circa 1890-1996
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    Singer, Paul, 1904-
    Paul Singer Papers, circa 1890-1996
    Phy. Description: 
    circa 22 linear feet (circa 13,850 items)
    Digital Reference: 
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), medical doctor and neuro-psychiatrist, was an avid collector of Chinese art.
    The Papers include biographical data; correspondence; legal and financial material; writings, including his unpublished memoir and drafted catalog of the Singer collection; publications; and photographs depicting Singer, his family and friends, early days in Vienna, and his collection of Chinese art objects. The papers provide research support for the Paul Singer Collection, the largest single group of Chinese works of art acquired by the Gallery since it opened to the public in 1987.
    Papers of Paul Singer - Paul Singer (1904). Biographical data; Awards; Correspondence (including two letters received from Noel Barnard, dated 16 July 1971 and 3 May 1974, the containing an enclosure of coresspondence and a printed announcement regarding Barnard's various publications; and Singer's photocopies of collected documents regarding the provenance of the Ch'u silk manuscript, including correspondence between collection John Hadley Cox and Alan Reed Priest, the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a bibliography, and a receipt pf transfer from the Cox collection); Writings; Printed Material; Sketchbook; Photographs; Artifact.
    Papers of Eva Singer - Eva Geyer Singer (1907-1975). Biographical data; Photographs; Newspaper clippings.
    Photographs of Singer's life in Vienna, including images of his wife Eva, family, friends, and travel views.
    The collection is organized into two series. 1. Papers of Paul Singer. 2. Papers of Eva Singer.
    465 silver print photographs: organized in 1 box.
    Donations received in part from Dr. Paul Singer in 1991 and after his death in 1997, from the executrix of his estate, Ms. Margit Elsohn, in 2000.
    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment:
    Art, Chinese -- Collectors and collecting
    Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting
    Archaeology -- China -- Antiquities
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Vienna (Austria)
    New York (N.Y.)
    Austria Vienna Vienna
    Form / Genre: 
    Financial records
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1991.01
    Singer, Eva 1907-1975
    Barnard, Noel
    Cox, John Hadley, b. 1913
    Priest, Alan Reed
    Item Information
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    Freer/Sackler ArchivesFSA A1991.01Add Copy to MyList

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