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Peter Plagens papers, 1938-2014
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Description
Peter Plagens is an abstract painter, art critic, professor and novelist based in New York City. The collection consists of art work, exhibition materials, art criticism, published and unpublished novels, correspondence, lectures, course materials, photographs, slides, notebooks, datebooks, journals, and memorabilia.
Background
Peter Plagens was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1941 but grew up in Los Angeles after his family moved when he was two years old. His parents, George and Jayne Plagens, who both worked, saved their cash to buy a small house in the city. Peter graduated from John Marshall High School, then paid his way through the University of Southern California (USC) with a partial scholarship from the university and a job at a supermarket.
Extent
13.4 linear ft. (26 document boxes, 10 half document boxes, and 1 oversize flat box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.