John Palmer Leeper (b.1921) served as the director of the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas (1954-90).
Blanche Magurn Leeper (b.1911) was assistant curator of Oriental Art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, assistant
to the director of the Pasadena Art Museum (1950-53), and a librarian at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum (1954- ). The
collection consists of 147 letters and post cards written by Blanche and John P. Leeper describing their activities at the
Pasadena Art Institute (now Pasadena Art Museum) and in Southern California art circles generally.
Leeper was born in 1921 in Dennison, Texas; BS in journalism from Southern Methodist University and an MA in art history from
Harvard University; Blanche Magurn Leeper was born in 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts; BA in philosophy and MA in Fine Arts
from Radcliffe College; she was assistant curator of Oriental Art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum at Harvard; assistant
to the director, Pasadena Art Museum, 1950-53; married John Leeper in 1953; from 1954-90 John served as the director of the
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and Blanche became a librarian there in 1954.