Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leslalfr
Creators:
Leslie, Alfred, 1927-
Dates:
1959-1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Mostly correspondence from friends and associates concerning Leslie's painting and his editorship of The Hasty Papers, 1960, including letters from Gregory Corso, Sam Francis, Allen Ginsberg, Sam Hunter, Norman Mailer, Marianne Moore, and Boris Pasternak. Also included are manuscript articles and galley sheets.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Leslie (b. 1927) is a painter, editor; New York, N.Y. Leslie painted in a style he called "confrontational art" which involves a direct realism intended to grab the viewer's attention and deliver a message almost didactic and persuasive in its tone. He was the editor of the avant-garde literary review The Hasty Papers.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D208-D209 available for use only at Archives of American Art offices.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Alfred Leslie after microfilming. The papers were subsequently destroyed in a fire.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1966 by Alfred Leslie. Later that year, a fire destroyed Leslie's studio, including his art works as well as much of the papers he lent for microfilming.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hasty papers Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Editing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mailer, Norman Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corso, Gregory Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunter, Sam, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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