University Archives

William Marcellous Lindgren Asian Art Collection

About the Collection

Copper Elephant Drink Warmer

Former St. Cloud State University professor William Lindgren donated this unique collection of Asian art to the University upon his death in 1993. The entire collection is now on view on the third floor of the campus library, or Miller Learning Resources Center. Lindgren collected the artwork when he lived, worked, and traveled throughout Asia in the 1950s and 1960s. The result is an incredibly diverse collection that spans a broad range of countries, periods, and media—including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and the decorative arts.  The collection is displayed in and around University Archives and is free and open to the public.  

University Archives also holds archival material from William Lindgren.  The majority of material are the nearly 4000 slides he took while working and traveling overseas between 1947 and 1975. Please see the Lindgren Lindgren index/finding aid for more information about these personal papers.

About the Collector

China and Tibet

India, Nepal, and Pakistan

Philippines and Japan


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