The Michael Several collection on Los Angeles Public Art consists of materials related to public art in Los Angeles. The collection
dates from 1903-2000 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1980-2000. The collection includes article clippings, public
records, photographs, slides, negatives, memorandums, brochures, art event notices, meeting minutes, project proposals, press
releases, and correspondence about public art (murals, paintings, sculptures, etc.) in and around Los Angeles County.
Michael Warren Several was born in Mt. Kisco, New York in 1941 and moved to California at the age of five. He graduated from
the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and continued his education at
San Jose State University where he received his teaching credential. Several taught in high school for a number of years and
also worked as an insurance underwriter. In 1975, he took a position as a legal assistant at the law firm of McCutchen, Black,
Verleger and Shea. Eventually, Several turned his interests to artwork and became a writer and historian specializing in the
public art of downtown Los Angeles. He conducted extensive research that included over 200 interviews with artists, architects,
city planners, and art administrators in connection with research on the public art in Los Angeles, California.
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Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.