Robert Pincus-Witten papers

Collection ID:
Pincus-Witten, Robert, 1935-2018
Physical Description:
12 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of art historian, critic and curator Robert Pincus-Witten measure 12.0 linear feet and date from 1950-2017. Included are biographical material consisting of diplomas, passports, address books, and calendars; writings including 43 journals and drafts of articles, essays and other writings by Pincus-Witten; correspondence with friends and colleagues; teaching files from City University of New York; research files on artists; photographs of family, friends, events and works of art; audio visual material including two reel-to-reel tapes recordings and 17 audio cassettes document panels that featured Pincus-Witten and interviews he conducted with artists; and printed material consisting of exhibition announcements, brochures, and clippings. Some writings are in digital format.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Pincus-Witten (1935-2018) was an art historian, professor, critic, and curator in New York. Pincus-Witten taught at Queens College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 2019 by Leon Hecht, Robert Pincus-Witten's husband.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Access
Robert Picus-Witten's journals are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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