A Finding Aid to the Dodie Kazanjian papers, 1949-2017, bulk 1980-2017, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kazadodi2
Creators:
Kazanjian, Dodie, 1952-
Dates:
1949-2017
bulk 1980-2017
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14.1 Linear feet
0.546 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of writer and art critic Dodie Kazanjian measure 14.1 linear feet and 0.546 GB, and date from 1949-2017, bulk 1980-2017. The collection is comprised of writings, interviews, and research material related to Kazanjian's career as an art writer for Vogue and House and Garden magazines. Included are manuscripts, correspondence, notes, printed material, photographs of artwork, and interviews with various artists and art world figures. The interviews were conducted by Kazanjian as part of her research process and were recorded on over 230 sound cassettes found in the collection. Many of the interviews are also transcribed. A small amount of born-digital material includes images of artworks and artists and audio recordings of interviews.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of writer and art critic Dodie Kazanjian measure 14.1 linear feet and 0.546 GB, and date from 1949-2017, bulk 1980-2017. The collection is comprised of writings, interviews, and research material related to Kazanjian's career as an art writer for Vogue and House and Garden magazines. Included are manuscripts, correspondence, notes, printed material, photographs of artwork, and interviews with various artists and art world figures. The interviews were conducted by Kazanjian as part of her research process and were recorded on over 230 sound cassettes found in the collection. Many of the interviews are also transcribed. A small amount of born-digital material includes images of artworks and artists and audio recordings of interviews.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the content of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Writing Project Files and Interviews, 1949-2017, bulk 1980-2017 (Boxes 1-14, OVs 15-16, RD 17, 14.1 linear feet; ER01-ER05, 0.546 GB)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Kazanjian is a writer and art critic in New York City. She is a contributing editor to Vogue magazine and director of Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She is married to Calvin Tomkins, long-time critic for The New Yorker.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2018.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Dodie Kazanjian, 2001-2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Access, with permission, to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing, with permission, born-digital records or 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
Dodie Kazanjian papers, 1949-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Dodie Kazanjian and Calvin Tomkins research material on Alexander Liberman.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Art Critic -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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