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COLLECTION Identifier: A/P424

Slide lecture on large-scale sculpture by Beverly Pepper, 1978


"Public Sculpture and its Public," Beverly Pepper's talk and slide lecture on large-scale public sculpture.


  • 1978


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Beverly Pepper as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder
13 slides

Collection contains a copy of "Public Sculpture and its Public," an introductory address to a slide lecture on large-scale public sculpture delivered at the Toledo Art Museum, Bradley University, and the State University of Buffalo in October 1978. Also included are 13 slides of public sculptures, some of them documenting the creation of Pepper's sculpture for Dartmouth College in 1977.


Sculptor Beverly Pepper, daughter of Beatrice Hornstein and Irwin Stoll, was born December 20, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York. She studied advertising and industrial design at the Pratt Institute and later studied at the Art Students League of New York, and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. After working for several years as a commercial art designer, Pepper began her artistic career as a painter before turning to sculpture in the early 1960s. Known for her large-scale metal sculptures, her works can be found in the collections of museums and in public spaces throughout the United States and Europe. Pepper was married to the writer Curtis Bill Pepper (1917-2014); they had two children. Pepper moved to Italy in the 1950s and remained there until her death on February 5, 2020.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 81-M190

The slide lecture on large-scale sculpture by Beverly Pepper was given to the Schlesinger Library by Beverly Pepper in July 1981.

Processing Information

Processed: October 1981

By: Eric Nils Lindquist

Updated with additional description: June 2021

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, the Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, and the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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