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Karal Ann Marling papers

Identifier: scrb144

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the professional work of Marling, and includes research materials such as notes, photocopies of articles, bibliographies, clippings; writings for articles, books, and book reviews; correspondence; administrative materials for coursework, lectures, and research trips; and miscellaneous ephemera including postcards, t-shirts, mugs, and cookie cutters. The date range for the materials is mostly the 1980s and 1990s -- earlier dated materials are mostly photocopies of articles and primary sources.


  • Creation: 1817-2004
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1980s-1990s


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Karal Ann Marling was born in 1943 in Rochester, New York. She was educated at the University of Toronto and Bryn Mawr College, graduated in 1971 with her PhD. She held teaching positions at Case Western Reserve and Vassar before taking a position as professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 1977. She has published on many topics in pop culture, including the building of the Disney Theme Parks, the Minnesota State Fair, American highway art, and more.


26.45 Cubic Feet (23 Paige boxes)

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This collection consists of the professional papers of Karal Ann Marling, a University of Minnesota Art History and American Studies professor.

Karal Ann Marling papers, 1817-2004
Kate Dietrick
September 2021
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