Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hadzdimi
Creators:
Hadzi, Dimitri, 1921-2006
Dates:
1921-2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39.3 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings, photographs, audio visual material, and printed material relating to the life and career of Dimitri Hadzi.
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Biographical material includes Hadzi's birth certificate, memoir files, school diplomas and report cards, course notebooks and transcripts, passports, military documentation, and professional membership files.
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Professional and personal correspondence is with artists, critics, historians, dealers, collectors, institutions, students, assistants, fans, as well as family during Hadzi's military career.
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Personal business records include project files containing correspondence, proposals, drawings, sales and writings on sculptural commissions, unrealized projects, competitions, blueprints, estimates, awards, loans and purchases, and Hadzi's teaching career.
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Writings include journals, diaries, travel and military notebooks, daily notes, poetry, school notebooks, essays by Hadzi, address books, and guest books from Hadzi exhibitions.
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Photographs are of Hadzi, his family, friends and studio and document his time during World War II, family vacations, and sculpture projects. Photographs of friends include Emilio Greco, David Rockfeller, Nicci Foundry, and Frank Monaco, among others.
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A significant portion contains moving image material and sound recordings (approx. 5.0 linear ft.). The bulk of footage documents installations of multiple sculptural works by Hadzi, with extensive documentation of Thermopalae at the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Mass. in 1967-1968. Other footage includes documentaries about Hadzi, footage of exhibitions from the late 1960s and early 1970s, Hadzi working at the Nicci and Francesco Bruni foundries in Italy. Sound and video recordings also include interviews and lectures by Hadzi
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Printed material includes an scrapbook, newspaper clippings, journal clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dimitri Hadzi (1921-2006) was a sculptor from Massachusetts. Hadzi studied at Cooper Union, the Brooklyn Museum School, and as a Fulbright scholar, at the Polytechnion, Athens. He established himself in Rome in 1951, returning to the U.S. in 1975 as Studio Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, the first artist to be tenured there. Through the 1980s he undertook many commissioned projects for public sculpture.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 and 1998 by Dimitri Hadzi and in 2008 and 2011 by Cynthia Hadzi, Dimitri Hadzi's widow.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
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Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Educators -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Italy -- Rome Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foundry, Nicci Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greco, Emilio, 1913-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monaco, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller, David, 1915- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard University -- Faculty Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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