Robert L. Penn papers
- 1967 - 2001
- Majority of material found within 1989 - 1999
- Penn, Robert, 1947 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Some of the photographs are restricted due to FERPA.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for the works of art (posters, cover art, calendars, poetry, etc.) is held by the Penn family. Patrons must contact Robert Quanah Penn, the executor of the Penn estate, for written permission.
Biographical / Historical
Penn attended high school at St. Francis Mission on South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation. In 1972, he earned his BFA at the University of South Dakota.
While at USD, Penn worked as an art instructor and illustrator. In 1986, he pursued his painting career full-time. Penn lived and worked in Vermillion, South Dakota until his death in 1999.
Penn was a protégé of the late Oscar Howe.
(Biographical note used with permission from the Akta Lakota Musuem Cultural Center.)
1.5 linear feet (4 document boxes)
Language of Materials
The Robert Lee Penn Papers contain materials which describe the life and work of the artist Robert Penn. Most of the collection is photocopies of paper or digital copies of audio and video cassette.
- Artist archives Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Howe, Oscar, 1915-1983
- Indian painters -- South Dakota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute Subject Source: Local sources
- University of South Dakota -- Alumni and Alumnae Subject Source: Local sources
- Robert L. Penn papers
- Andrea M. Peterson, updated in May 2007 by Gayla Koerting, and updated in 2010-2020 by Doris Peterson.
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