Aaron Goodelman papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goodaaro
Creators:
Goodelman, Aaron J., 1890-1978
Dates:
1909-1980
Languages:
Multiple languages
Much of the material is in Yiddish.
Physical Description:
7.1 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 7 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, project files, works of art, photographs, and printed material documenting Goodelman's work as a sculptor, his participation in the Jewish community, and his interest in socialism.
Scope and Contents
Personal and professional correspondence is with artists, art associations, museums, galleries and relief organizations, documenting Goodelman's education in Rome, New York and at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris; his teaching career in New York, particularly with the Jefferson School of Social Sciences; and his participation in art, political and Jewish organizations, such as American Artists' Congress and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Scope and Contents
Writings by Goodelman, undated and 1934, include notes, notebooks, and typescripts. There is also a typescript of Elizabeth McCausland's speech "Art and the Atom," 1947. Project files contain information regarding Goodelman's sculpting of memorial gravestones, Passover art, and the Week of Jewish Culture. Works of art by Goodelman, ca. 1920-1930's, include illustrations for the children's journals "Young Israel," "Kinder Journal" and Joseph Gaer's books "the Burning Bush" and "the Unconquered," sketches, portraiture, and figure drawings.
Scope and Contents
Photographs are of Goodelman, working and teaching sculpture; his childhood in Russia; his family, friends, and students; memorial gravestones, and works of art.
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Printed material includes exhibition anouncements and catalogs, entry cards, invitations, clippings, political and art organizations information, adult and art education flyers, clippings and a photocopy of Goodelman's privately microfilmed scrapbook containing letters and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Also included are files on Goodelman's wife, Sarah, on Jewish children's schools, 1949-1950.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Two scrapbooks compiled by Sarah Goodelman, containing newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs and photographs regarding the career of Aaron Goodelman, as well as business cards, addresses, scattered receipts, negatives, and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, illustrator, lecturer, teacher; New York, N.Y. Another apparent name spelling is Aharon Gudlman.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4930-4936 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1977 by Goodelman, and in 1984 by his heir, Connie Weinstock and microfilmed in 1994 with funds provided by the Philip Birnbaum Foundation. Additional scrapbooks were donated in 2008 by Weinstock and do not appear on microfilm.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Jewish Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewish art and symbolism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewish artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy -- Rome Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Goodelman, Sarah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Union of American Hebrew Congregations Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Artists' Congress Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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