A Finding Aid to the Philip Leider Papers, circa 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1971, in the Archives of American Art
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leidphil
Creators:
Leider, Philip, 1929-
Dates:
circa 1962-1997
bulk 1965-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of Artforum editor and educator Philip Leider measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1962 to 1997, bulk dates 1965 to 1971. The papers consist of Leider's correspondence with Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg. Correspondence, both professional and personal, constitutes a majority of the collection and is between Philip Leider and Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg and covers topics such as the writing and publication of articles and reviews in Artforum magazine, anecdotes from parties, gallery openings, lectures and performances attended by Leider and his friends, and critical reactions to events and changes in the art world. Although few in number, writings are included, usually accompanied by a letter explaining the content and style of the manuscript. These are drafts of articles slated for publication in Artforum.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Artforum editor and educator Philip Leider measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1962 to 1997, bulk dates 1965 to 1971. The papers consist of Leider's correspondence with Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg. Correspondence, both professional and personal, constitutes a majority of the collection and is between Philip Leider and Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg and covers topics such as the writing and publication of articles and reviews in Artforum magazine, anecdotes from parties, gallery openings, lectures and performances attended by Leider and his friends, and critical reactions to events and changes in the art world. Although few in number, writings are included, usually accompanied by a letter explaining the content and style of the manuscript. These are drafts of articles slated for publication in Artforum.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Philip Leider (1929-) is an educator and a founding editor of Artforum magazine. During his time at Artforum, he worked in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. After leaving his position as editor-in-chief of Artforum in 1971, Leider taught at University of California, Irvine, and Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts in Jerusalem. He continues to write for art periodicals and is based in Oakland, California and Jerusalem.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was digitized in 2021 and is available on the Archives of American Art website. The Michael Fried correspondence with Philip Leider was digitized, but is not available online. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, prepared for digitization, and described in a finding aid by Rihoko Ueno in 2021.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Philip Leider papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2011 by Philip Leider.

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.
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 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
Philip Leider papers, circa 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Philip Leider conducted by Paul Karlstrom, December 11, 1979.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Editors -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flavin, Dan, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fried, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rose, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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