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Rapoport (Sonya) Papers
BANC MSS 2014/220  
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Description
The Sonya Rapoport papers document the life and work of this American conceptual/ digital artist. Included in the collection are artworks, research for artworks, exhibition announcements, correspondence and other materials documenting Rapoport's work over the course of five decades.
Background
Sonya Rapoport was an American conceptual/ digital artist. Rapoport was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 6, 1923. She studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston University and New York University, where she earned a B.A. in Labor Economics in 1946. She and her husband Henry Rapoport moved to Berkeley, California in 1947. She then continued her education, earning a masters in art practice in 1949 from the University of California. In the 1970s Rapoport turned her artistic focus to electronic media, a medium in which she worked until her death in 2014.
Extent
30 linear feet (18 cartons, 6 boxes, 7 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.