A Finding Aid to the Hal Glicksman Papers Relating to California Artists,1936-2010, bulk 1960-1974, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.glichal
Creators:
Glicksman, Hal
Dates:
1936-2010
bulk 1960-1974
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists measures 2.3 linear feet and date from 1936-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-1974. The collection is composed of artist files documenting Glicksman's relationship with various California artists as well as some of his personal papers.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists measures 2.3 linear feet and date from 1936-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-1974. The collection includes artist files documenting Glicksman's relationships with various California artists as well as some of his personal papers. Glicksman's personal papers include correspondence, printed material, audiovisual recordings, a photograph, and some exhibition material. Artist files concern Ben Talbert, Phillip Hefferton, George Herms, Wallace Berman, and Marjorie Cameron, and include correspondence, artwork, photographs, writings, and printed material.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Hal Glicksman Personal Papers, 1940s-1996 (Box 1, 3; 12 folders)
  • Series 2: Artist Files, 1936-2010, bulk 1960-1974 (Box 1-3; 1.8 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hal Glicksman (1937-) was a curator in Southern California during the rise of minimalism and conceptual art. Glicksman was hired as gallery director and assistant professor at Pomona College in 1969, and a year later took up the position of associate director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He then returned to California in 1972 as director of the art gallery at the University of California, Irvine, and then a few years later became art gallery director at Otis Art Institute. Glicksman curated key exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, and was a founding board member of The Temple of Man, Venice, California.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid was prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2020.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Hal Glicksman in 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists, 1936-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art museum curators -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conceptual art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minimal art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hefferton, Phillip C. (Phillip Conrad), 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herms, George, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Talbert, Ben Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Temple of Man (Venice, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cameron, Marjorie, 1922-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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