Scope and Content Note
From the Collection:
The Robert Lepper Papers are housed in eight archival boxes and arranged into ten series. Series have been designated for Design, Publications/correspondence, Andy Warhol, Art work, Transit Vehicle Design, Industrial Design, Awards, Philosophy of Design, Astrobat, and oversized material. Generally, these papers include correspondence, catalogs from art shows and articles. The collection also contains items from his teaching careers such as class notes, lectures and class projects. Mr. Lepper's ideas about design can be found in this collection. There are also articles and newspaper clippings about Andy Warhol being a former student of his. A large portion of this collection is slides, photographs, and negatives of art work done by Lepper as well as some of his students. This collection includes extensive information in the form of correspondence, slides, pictures, articles, notes, and sketches on Mr. Lepper's Transit Vehicle Design project. A video taped lecture given by Lepper in 1988 at the Carnegie Museum of Art and a cassette recording from the "Machine Age" exhibit are also a part of this collection. The Architecture Archives at Carnegie Mellon University houses three detailed pencil drawings (21"x63") of the Kanawha Airport (Charleston, West Virginia) ceiling which was painted by Lepper in 1950. The University Archives has one painting/three-dimensional piece of art. In the oversized material includes several large photographs of Lepper's artwork as well as art work done by other artists.