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David F. Driesbach Papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-150108

Scope and Contents

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

The collection was donated in three parts:

GTM-150108: Manuscript notes and letters, printed ephemera, photographs, artist's catalog and title lists; 1 half-size document case.

GTM-150416: Single box contains Driesbach's CV/catalog, notes and notebooks, letters, miscellaneous printed material and newspaper clippings.

GTM-160627: Alphabetical files (Box 1); News articles regarding Driesbach; exhibition programs and notices; photographs. Includes artwork -- 2 color abstracts, 1 pencil sketch (Box 2).

Dates

  • 1950 - 1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is currently unprocessed and access to it may therefore be limited. Researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for more information on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

David Fraiser Driesbach (1922-2019) was an American artist, printmaker, and college professor. Born, in Wausau, Wisconsin on October 7, 1922, he learned early from his mother, Lucy Adelaide Kilbourn, who was an artist. Driesbach enrolled in the University of Illinois in 1940. After World War II broke out, he jouined the U.S. Marines. He served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945.

From 1948 to 1951, Driesbach attended the University of Iowa, where he received both a BFA and an MFA. He taught at a number of colleges, incuding Northern Illinois University. He retired from teaching in 1992. Many of his works are exhibited at museums across the nation. He experimented with new print making techniques.

David Frasier Driesbach died on November 17, 2019 in Wheaton, Illinois.

The Georegtown University Art Collection, housed in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, contains a number of art works by Driesbach.

[Source: "The Annex Galleries" Online].

Extent

3 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David F. Driesbach, 2014-2015. The collection consists of three accessions: GTM-150108, GTM-150416, and GTM-160627.

Related Materials

The Georgetown University Art Collection includes 37 pieces by Driesbach.

Title
David F. Driesbach Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2023: Edited for DACS compliance by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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