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Thomas and Margaret Dietrich Papers

Identifier: LU-MS-219
This collection contains materials documenting the careers of artists Thomas Dietrich and Margaret Rape Dietrich, dating from 1945 to 2001. Materials include biographical information, correspondence, exhibition programs, photographs, and art prints.


  • 1945-2001


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


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Biographical or Historical Information

Thomas Dietrich (1912-1998) was artist in residence at Lawrence University from 1944 to 1974 and was well known in the region for his watercolors of Fox Valley landscapes. Margaret Rape Dietrich (1912-2000) graduated from Lawrence with a degree in art in 1936. She taught children's art classes in the Appleton area for a number of years and was the director of art education at the Bergstrom Museum in Neenah from 1966 to 1974. Thomas and Margaret married in 1941.

Method of Acquisition

Thomas Dietrich materials, excluding articles and biographical information, were included in Accession 2018-02, acquired February 8, 2018. All other materials collected by the Archives over time, prior to July 2005.

Related Materials

A selection of artworks by both Thomas and Margaret are held in the permanent collection of the Wriston Art Galleries.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Dix, 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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