Sam Hunter papers relating to Larry Rivers

Collection ID:
Hunter, Sam, 1923-
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research materials collected for Hunter's monograph LARRY RIVERS (Harry Abrams, Inc., 1969).
Scope and Contents
Reel 630: Correspondence, 1965-1969, a 59 page biography of Rivers, disposition lists of Rivers' works, a chronolgy and bibliography, a typescript of a tape-recorded interview with Rivers, 1969, writings and a lecture by Rivers, a typescript of LARRY RIVERS, and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Reel 630: Approximately 50 photographs, 1949-1968, of which 2 are personal photographs and the remainder are of works of art, Rivers painting, and gallery installations of Rivers' work.
Scope and Contents
Reel 673: 470 photographs of the works of Larry Rivers.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art historian and educator; Princeton, New Jersey. Hunter has taught at Princeton since 1969. He has worked in many capacities for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., including editor-in-chief, 1971-72. He has curated and consulted for museum exhibitions at several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Princeton Art Museum. Larry Rivers is a contemporary painter known for his life-size portraits.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls 630 & 673 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Sam Hunter, gave this material after it was used by the Chicago Art Institute for a retrospective exhibit on Larry Rivers.

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.

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Repository Contact
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