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Finding aid to Linda Levi Artwork and Exhibit Material MS.1309
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  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Access
  • Use
  • Custodial history
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Preferred citation
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Linda Levi Artwork and Exhibit Material
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.1309
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 document box and one binder)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1993-2007
    Date (inclusive): 1958-2007
    creator: Levi, Linda

    Processing history

    Initial processing and finding aid completed by Stephanie Crump, 2010. Final processing completed by Anna Liza Posas 2013 May 6. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


    Donated by Linda Levi, 2007 August 16.

    Biographical note

    Linda Levi is a Los Angeles-based artist and former teacher who is descended from the Newmarks and Nordlingers—two prominent Los Angeles pioneer families. The Los Angeles native briefly attended U.C. Berkeley before receiving her Bachelor and Master of Art from UCLA. Levi studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Adolph Gottlieb, William Brice, Robert Cremean, James McGarrel, and John Paul Jones. From 1958-1969 Levi taught full and part-time at several schools until becoming a Professor of Art at Cerritos College, where she retired from in 1998.
    Linda Levi has won numerous awards and has participated in countless exhibitions, including the 1972 show Invisible/Visible, a presentation of women’s art shown at the Long Beach Museum that became the impetus for Womanspace, the first female cooperative gallery on the west-coast. Levi was a member and sat on the Board of Directors.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection consists of Linda Levi's personal and family photographs; prints and images of her artwork; and exhibit announcements and catalogs related to her group and solo shows. Also included is Levi's resume, newspaper articles, and press releases.
    Levi's early works are represented with slides. Works on paper are original and are accompanied by content lists generated by the artist. Some works are signed and dated.


    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.


    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Custodial history

    Items were created and maintained by Linda Levi, and were donated to the Braun Research Library Collection 2007 August 16 as part of The Linda Levi Collection of the Newmark and Levi Family Memorabilia, Accession #IBL0066.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Newmark Family Papers, 1993-2007, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.227.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Newmark Family Papers, 1837-2006, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.227.

    Preferred citation

    Linda Levi Artwork and Exhibit Materials, 1993-2007, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1309; [folder number] [folder title][date].


    • Series 1: Family and Personal Photographs, 1900-1926, 2003
    • Series 2: Artwork, 1958-2006
    • Series 3: Exhibition material, 1956-1977

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Franklin, Jerry, Dr.
    Levi Family
    Newmark Family
    Art, American
    Exhibition catalogs
    Press releases
    Women artists
    Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles